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Friday, 01 April 2016
From 4 to 10 December 2015, the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights was in Paris and its surrounding areas (Seine‑Saint‑Denis) to participate in the UCLG World Council and COP21. These activities and meetings with local governments and social movements enabled the Committee to strengthen its messages and alliances for fair,...
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016
    International and local organizations meet during the weekend prior to the Habitat III thematic conference in Barcelona       Barcelona, 29th March.On April 2nd and 3rd, various organizations and local governments that advocate for the right to the city will hold the European Regional Meeting of the Global Platform for the Right to the City. This event will...
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Being satisfied that the issue of wealth distribution through taxation and the public and citizen control of the land and housing market are necessary to ensure the right to the city, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights –in the name of the Global Platform for the Right to the City and in the framework of the Habitat III...
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Monday, 14 March 2016
Since 2014, the Committee has actively participated in the Global Platform for the Right to the City, an international space for collaboration between around a hundred actors from civil society organizations, the academic sector and local governments in order to promote the Right to the City at local and international levels. Within this Platform, the Committee is...
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016
The city of Armenia is located on a water system consisting of 18 microbasins that have the status of a protected area. The area is under pressure from various sources due to land use conflicts that have led to forest fragmentation and a reduction in habitat and food for wildlife.   The Municipality of Armenia’s Microbasins and Protected Urban Areas Integrated...
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Monday, 22 February 2016
The Quito conference will offer a major opportunity to reformulate life in human settlements, and the Right to the City can help ensure that all can live with dignity in sustainable, democratic and just territories. Already, important such models exist. Cities are territories with massive economic, environmental, political and cultural wealth and diversity, both...
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016
    The City of Vancouver’s Social Development Plan (SDP) is an example of a coordinated municipal Social Inclusion Framework, a municipal strategy to bring coherence to social goals by linking inter-connected social issues under one policy umbrella. In September 2005, in response to worsening social and economic inequality, declining civic engagement, and...
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Monday, 25 January 2016
  Last 21 December, the UN General Assembly confirmed the specific rules and processes for the participation of local and regional governments and other stakeholders in the Habitat III process. Official participation of all these actors focuses on Preparatory Committees (PrepCom) and the Conference itself. The General Assembly, in resolution 67/216, encouraged...
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