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N.14 - January – February 2013

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Monday, 01 April 2013
22 - 25 may 2013 / La Cité - Nantes Events Center / France Sustainable Development - Human Rights: a common struggle ? Towards social advancement, fair development, protected environment and strengthened democratic governance. On behalf of the Commission on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of the world organization United Cities and Local...
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Thursday, 07 February 2013
  The Ley Andaluza de Participación Ciudadana (Citizen Participation Law of Andalucía) seeks to regulate participation as a right and to promote and develop participation in order to advance in the construction of dialogue and communication spaces and co-decision making with citizens. As such, from October last year and continuing up to February 2013, information,...
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Thursday, 31 January 2013
  The anti-rumours network established by Barcelona City Council in 2010 has been acclaimed as a good social practice by numerous international organizations since it was created. The idea is very simple: to provide the public with arguments to refute or counter the urban myths that circulate regarding immigration. Immigrants get all the free school meals, they bring...
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Thursday, 24 January 2013
The Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network announces the convening of the fourth Land Forum in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Every edition of the Land Forum series brings together activists, scholars, NGOs and community leaders to explore cases, present land struggles and exchange experiences that set the research and advocacy...
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
The World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments approved during its World Council in Florence in 2011 the creation of a Standing Committee on Gender Equality. The Standing Committee is currently chaired by Anne Hidalgo, 1st Deputy Mayor of Paris. The Standing Committee is deeply convinced that gender equality is a fundamental right and an essential...
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Celebrating 100 years of the international municipal movement United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is pleased to announce the 2013 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - 4th UCLG World Congress. Delegations from over 100 countries around the world are expected at the Summit, which   will bring together leaders of local and regional governments,...
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Monday, 07 January 2013
  As the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the 2005 Millennium Development Goalsapproaches the United Nations and the international community are preparing to define a new agenda that will follow on - the so-called Post 2015 agenda. The Local and Regional Government Taskforce on Post-2015 UN Development Agenda Local and regional authorities were identified as key...
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
  The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and the conurbation authority of Plaine Commune, along with the towns of Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers (France), organized on 11 and 12 December 2012 the 1st World Summit of Local Governments for the Right to the City. The event was a real world platform of exchange of experiences...
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Saturday, 15 December 2012
The 2013 Global Human Rights Essay Contest on “Human Rights City” is a joint initiative by the Human Rights Center of Seoul National University, the May 18 Institute of Chonnam National University, and the Korea Human Rights Foundation (KHRF) with support of the Metropolitan City of Gwangju in connection with the 3rd World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) which will...
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Publications

Rabat 2013 World Congress - First Announcement
UCLG 2012 Highlights
Charter-Agenda
Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City
European Charter
European Charter for the Safeguarding of the Human Rights in the City