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Nº 43. September - October 2018

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Committee news

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
From 18 to 21 October, our co-chair city of Gwangju hosted the 8th edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum: a paramount event for the international human rights cities movement co-organized on a yearly basis by our Committee and the Gwangju International Centre. On this year edition, the Forum focused on the issue of diversity and the Right to Peace,...
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Thursday, 18 October 2018
The network of Mediterranean cities MedCities celebrated its Annual Conference last 4 and 5 October in Barcelona in a meeting gathering 40 local representatives from across the Mediterranean. Held under the theme “Mediterranean cities: sustainable and equitable for all”, the Conference assessed the links between local government and international agendas in the...
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Source: IOPD Within the conference’s framework, the award ceremony of the 12th IOPD distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” will be celebrated on Tuesday 27th November at night. This prize is annually given by the IOPD to recognize innovative democratic practices which local and regional governments implement. During the ceremony, the name of the...
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
The Youth College is a free education, training and mentoring programme for young migrants (mostly asylum-seekers) aged between 15 and 21 in Vienna. As part of the city’s broader “Start Wien” integration initiative, the aim of the Youth College is to help young migrants lead an independent life as quickly as possible by preparing them for further education,...
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Monday, 08 October 2018
The Human Rights Council has adopted a new resolution on the “Local government and human rights” agenda after its 39th period of sessions (10 – 28 September). The resolution encourages the interaction between Sustainable Development Goals and human rights localization agendas, and calls on the OHCHR and relevant stakeholders to interact and strengthen dialogue with...
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Friday, 05 October 2018
The international conference “Cities for Rights” – to take place in Barcelona next 10 and 11 December – has just launched its official website. It contains relevant information on logistics, concept note and the provisional program of the Conference. The Committee invites all its interested members to register already to the event, as well as to keep track of its...
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Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Morus is a voluntary association that focuses on migrant inclusion. The association supports a small number of refugees in the Valli di Lanzo region, northwest of Turin. The association works with those individuals who have been granted refugee status in Italy in order to help them find housing and employment in the region’s rural towns and villages. To this end,...
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Monday, 01 October 2018
Source: HIC HIC launches publication on World Habitat Day commemorating more than 40 years of struggle for Social Justice "Habitat International Coalition and the Habitat Conferences 1976-2016" brings together the memory of 40 years of local and global struggles and HIC’s experiences throughout the process of the Habitat Conferences On the day designated by the...
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Source: IOPD You will find all the information at barcelona2018.oidp.net The provisional IOPD conference program is now available at its official website. There you can find all the information about the sessions and speakers who will participate in it. In total, about 100 people will collaborate in more of 20 roundtables and 30 workshops. The conference program...
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
We are pleased to inform you the Annual Report of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG is fully available online. The Report includes all the activities carried out by the Committee throughout 2017. Following the adoption of the New Urban Agenda and UCLG’s mobilization towards the Right to Housing or around the global...
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Tangier is located at the north-western tip of Morocco and is a gateway between the African and European continents. Due to its geographic position, the city of Tangier has a long history of migration and experiences contrasting immigration profiles. Whereas migrants arriving from the global North are widely accepted and welcomed, lower-income migrants from sub-...
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Members news

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Located in the north of Costa Rica, the Cantón of Goicoechea represents one of the newest local governments to join our Committee. This is a diverse territory, covering urban and rural areas in the periphery of the Great Metropolitan Area of San José, capital of Costa Rica. In recent years, its local authorities (Municipalidad) have undertaken interesting projects...
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Last 16 October, Madrid presented its new program for the temporary reception of human rights defenders that are living under threat in their own territories of origin. This initiative supposes a major priority for Madrid’s Strategic Plan on Human Rights adopted last 2017, and aims at reaffirming and developing the city’s commitment to the “Cities for Rights”...
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