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Nº 42. July - August 2018

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Monday, 03 September 2018
Source: IODP - International Observatory on Participatory Democracy Until the 12th November, local governments which are members of the IOPD can submit their application to be appointed the President of the IOPD next 2019. The city which is chosen for the presidency of our network will also host the 19th Conference of the IOPD. Anyone interested shall send their...
Monday, 20 August 2018
Last June 11 and 12 June, Urbamonde held in Geneva a meeting of civil society organizations working on the “social production of habitat”. That is the case of initiatives such as Slum Dwellers International, the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, FUNDASAL or Urbansen. These meetings have taken place on a yearly basis since 2014, with a view to reflect and promote...
Monday, 13 August 2018
From 4 to 7 July 2018, our Committee took part in a study trip organized by the Ecole de Rénovation Urbaine (France). The delegation was formed by representatives of Plaine Commune (co-chair of the Committee), local elected representatives and about thirty citizens from the “Conseils citoyens” of various French priority neighborhoods. The Committee met with the...
Monday, 06 August 2018
Our constituency lived a historical turning point last 15 and 16 July, when a group of major global cities brought to the UN a firm pledge for the Right to Housing in the form of the Declaration “Cities for Adequate Housing”. This global call to action builds on the #MakeTheShift campaign, launched by the UN Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. Local and regional...
Monday, 30 July 2018
From today onwards, our Inclusive Cities Observatory will offer nine new case studies developed in the framework of the project MC2CM – Migration City-to-City in the Mediterranean. These documents reflect on the experience of nine Mediterranean cities carrying out policies aimed at the social inclusion of migrants. As a whole, they showcase the key role played by...
Monday, 16 July 2018
Last Sunday, 15 July, UCLG and its Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights co-organized a special session on the Right to Housing as a preview of the Local and Regional Governments’ Forum held in parallel to the High Level Political Forum (New York, 15-18 July), in partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and...

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