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Nº 44. November 2018 - January 2019

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Committee news

Tuesday, 05 February 2019
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, will present next February 28 to the Human Rights Council a guiding principles proposal on “human rights impact assessment of economic reforms” (Report A/HRC/40/57). This new framework...
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Friday, 25 January 2019
The French city of Grenoble will host, from 8 to 16 March 2019, the second edition of Biennale “Cities in Transition”. This event will be a great opportunity to get to know territories from across the world which are promoting local, innovative initiatives in the field of economic, ecological, social and democratic transition. Nowadays, issues regarding migration...
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Thursday, 17 January 2019
On the occasion of the International Conference “Cities for Rights” held in Barcelona on December 10 and 11, our member-local governments of Barcelona, Madrid and Plaine Commune wished to invite several European cities and regions to share their experiences and challenges in regards to human rights action. This discussion was meant to be held in parallel to the...
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018
A delegation of ten representatives of the Gwangju Metropolitan Government and the Gwangju International Center visited Barcelona on December 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2018. The purpose of this delegation was threefold: to attend the International Conference "Cities for Rights" organized by the City Council of Barcelona and the local government workshop organized by the...
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Contributing to make the voice of local governments heard in regards to human rights has been a key priority for member-local governments of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights since 2005. The continuous efforts at the organization of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF), the close articulation with the...
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Source : UCLG The Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration was adopted in Marrakech on 10th December. The Global Compact is the first-ever negotiated global agreement on a common approach to international migration. On the eve of its adoption, on 8th December, local and regional governments worldwide gathered at the 5th Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility...
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Monday, 10 December 2018
Source: UCLG On 4-5 December, the City of Vienna hosted the “Housing for All” Conference, a forum to present a European Action Plan to implement concrete policies for the right to housing. The gathering also kicked-off a campaign by European cities to put housing high on the agenda of the upcoming European election. Vienna, Barcelona and Lisbon, as promoters of the...
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Monday, 03 December 2018
A delegation from the Seine-Saint-Denis, Plaine Commune and Saint-Denis (France) visited the city of Granollers (Spain) on 26 and 27 November in order to meet with its Mayor, Josep Mayoral, as well as former Mayors, Councilors and officers of Barcelona and its metropolitan area (l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Diputació de Barcelona). The main aim of this...
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Monday, 26 November 2018
Last November 22, our Committee and the Global Platform for the Right to the City organized the session “Right to the City and international agendas: African realities and perspectives” on the occasion of Africities: the meeting of African cities organized every three years by UCLG Africa. On this paramount occasion, several representatives from African...
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Signatories of the Declaration of Cities for Adequate Housing met in Madrid last 7 November to discuss the way forward in their joint quest for the right to housing. Barcelona, Mexico City, Montevideo, Plaine Commune, Seoul, Strasbourg, Taipei, and Terrassa took part in the first meeting of the Community of Practice on Housing. Participants agreed to work on...
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Monday, 19 November 2018
Several member-local government of our Committee were able to meet OHCHR’s Deputy High-Commissioner, Kate Gilmore, on the occasion of October’s Delegation to Gwangju’s World Human Rights Cities Forum. Meetings held in South Korea have provided a closer follow-up to the 2017 local government delegation to the Human Rights Council and the OHCHR. In perspective,...
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
The city of Madrid welcomed, from 5 to 8 November, a new edition of the “World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace” as well as the 2018 World Council of UCLG and the Forum of Ibero-American Local Authorities. These meetings brought together more than 5,000 participants, including 400 representatives of local and regional governments from...
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Members news

Friday, 25 January 2019
The Spanish city of Móstoles (205,614) is a good example of the numerous initiatives taken by municipal authorities across the world to carry out ambitious and innovative strategies to protect and realize the right to housing. As many surrounding municipalities, Móstoles suffered harshly the effects of the economic crisis that began in 2008 and still continues...
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Almost seven years after the creation of its Human Rights Department, Seoul (9.8 million inhabitants) has managed to consolidate a pioneer municipal human rights system. After a successful implementation of its first “Human Rights Policy Master Plan” (2013 - 2017), South Korea’s capital city is now set to implement a second, local human rights master plan with more...
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Friday, 11 January 2019
The city of Terrassa (Catalonia, Spain) is organizing a Congress on “Intersectionality in local policies: experiences, tools and debates” next February 13. As a leading city in the implementation of the European Charter for Human Rights in the City, Terrassa aims at bringing to the Congress different experiences in the field of intersectionality from all across...
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