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Thursday, 25 September 2014
The main objective of the Villa Vivaí social policy in Belo Horizonte is to foster Social inclusion and to improve the quality of life of the families living in critical social and environmental areas in the Aglomerado (favela) da Serra. More than 50,000 people live in this area of 150 hectares. Much of the population lives in areas of high risk and suffers from many...
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
On the occasion of the Climate Summit taking place on 23 September 2014, organized by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, a joint statement endorsed by member organizations from 8 of the 9 Major Groups and Constituencies recognized by the United Nations will be officially submitted to the Secretary General and addressed to all Member States. It...
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The Social Audit Tool developed by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) consists of 12 questions framed as outcome statements. For each of these questions, a library receives a score between 0 and 4 that provides an assessment of its capacity to meet the requirements for social inclusion in that area.   There are three sets of indicators: Indicators of...
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Monday, 15 September 2014
The UCLG World Council in Rabat in October 2013 confirmed the importance of culture as a key component of sustainable development and a consequent priority for cities and local and regional governments committing to renew the Agenda 21 for culture. Since its inception, culture has been at the heart of UCLG’s agenda, as can be demonstrated by the adoption of the...
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014
We are pleased to invite you to the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities! We encourage you to make room in your schedules to come to Barcelona to share with us your ideas, knowledge and projects on social inclusion at the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities: “The Educating City is an Inclusive City”, which will take place from the 13th to the...
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Friday, 05 September 2014
The first Preparatory Committee meeting (Prepcom I) of Habitat III, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will be taking place in New York on 17-18 September, including pre-meetings on 15-16 September. Prepcom I will be the first step towards the definition of a shared vision of the New Urban Agenda an agenda which many...
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Monday, 25 August 2014
To be effective, approaches to justice and reconciliation need to be multi-faceted: state and non-state; judicial and non-judicial; legal and paralegal. The Village Mediation Programme (VMP) impacts positively on social harmony in the community, reducing conflict and creating greater understanding of the risks of unmanaged or mismanaged disputes. The ultimate goal in...
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Co-Presidency of United Cities and Local Governments
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Executive Bureau that took place from 17th to 19th June in Liverpool, agreed to open a call encouraging candidatures from the Latin American region. Due to the local elections that took place in Ecuador, there is a vacancy in the UCLG Presidency. United Cities and Local Governments has a Presidency composed of up to 6 members. The Presidency is the principal...
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Events

20 October 2014
Malaga, Spain
12 November 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 November 2014
Barcelona, Spain
24 November 2014
Haikou, China.
08 April 2015
Séoul, South Corea

Publications

Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy. From the conceptual discussion to local action
Global Taskforce for Post-2015 and Habitat III
International Award - Mexico City - Culture 21
International Award - Mexico City - Culture 21
Charter-Agenda
Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City