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N.15 - March – April 2013

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Al-Darb al-Ahmar is an historic district in Cairo, and its 100,000 inhabitants are among the poorest. While featuring rich concentration of Islamic monuments, Al-Darb al-Ahmar suffers from a lack of adequate infrastructure and services, as a baseline survey revealed in 2003 (e.g., lack of private lavatories, water sources, and ventilated rooms in dwelling units)....
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Wednesday, 09 July 2014
The "Credits System" is an instrument that was created to implement the Participatory Consolidation Project, which was carried out, promoted and funded by the Pedra Badejo and Liebnitz Friendship Association in the Municipality of Santa Cruz, Cape Verde. After a preliminary participatory planning phase, which enabled the definition of the public works that were to be...
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Friday, 20 June 2014
The Support Centre Legal Office (GJSA - 1980) of the Angolan Women's Organisation (OMA) is an agency specialising in mediation in family disputes, which was established as a result of the merger between the Advisory Office directed by the OMA and the Cazenga Human Rights Committee led by the Organization for Community Assistance and Development (OADEC), as part of a...
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
The 2013 World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) is an annual meeting of key stakeholders engaged in building a human rights city as a follow-up to two previous forums held in 2011 and 2012 in order to implement the vision of a human rights city as articulated in the Gwangju Declaration on Human Rights City adopted on 17 May 2011 at the first WHRCF. Under the theme “...
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Thursday, 04 April 2013
At the annual conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD),held in June 2012 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Municipality of Cascais was elected unanimously as the international ambassador for participatory democracy of the year 2013, and therefore elected as the president for the Observatory for this year. It will be up to the...
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Wednesday, 03 April 2013
  More than 200 people gathered together in Barcelona yesterday, within the framework of a symposium organised by the Metropolis Women International Network, to discuss and deliberate on policies regarding public space and urban development from a gender perspective. The symposium began with a round-table discussion in which political representatives from various...
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Tuesday, 02 April 2013
The UCLG Committee on Culture has prepared the document “ECOSOC 2013: the role of culture in sustainable development to be explicitly recognized” to assist persons and organizations willing to effectively contribute to the preparations of the 2013 session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The international community is debating the new paradigm which...
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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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Monday, 18 March 2013
We are pleased to send you 2012 Activities Report and 2013 Action Plan of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights. The Activities Report resumes all Commission activities throughout 2012, an intensive working year which ended with the organization of the “1st World Summit of Local Governments for the Right to the City”, ...
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Friday, 15 March 2013
The United Nations Agency in charge of the Habitat Agenda (UN-Habitat) is holding its 24th Governing Council on 15-19 April in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s Council will take as its special theme: ‘Sustainable urban development: the role of cities in creating improved economic opportunities for all, with special references to youth and gender”. As it is traditionally...
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Close to 400 local and regional elected officials and policymakers from 24 countries will debate on democratic governance in the Mediterranean during the 3rd Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean that will be held in Marseille on 3 & 4 April 2013. For the first time since the political and social developments that have taken place in the...
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Monday, 11 March 2013
Over the following months, UCLG will hold several regional workshops to discuss the role of Local Government in the Governance of Local Basic Service in the different world regions. As part of the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization, UCLG produces a triennial Global Report (GOLD), on key issues of interest to local government. The third report...
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Friday, 08 March 2013
On the occasion of third edition of the World Forum for Local Authorities of Periphery (FALP) on “Rights and Democracy for solidarity-based and sustainable Metropolises”, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) organized a preparatory meeting to bring its metropolitan point of view to the forum preparation. The meeting will take place next March 12th, 2013 in the AMB...
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Monday, 04 March 2013
Over the past few years, the dissemination of knowledge in a strategic manner among cities has fueled development partners such as Cities Alliance, UN Habitat, GIZ, universities, and institutions, to become partners in a number of the activities conducted in the framework of the UCLG programme on South-South Cooperation. Building on the motivation and commitment of...
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Thursday, 28 February 2013
Viennese citizens of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds came together over the past months to draft the “Wiener Charter”, a document that lays down guidelines for making the city a better and more friendly place. Based on input from 8,500 participants and 47,000 online contributions, the Charter aims to “focus on common humanity”, and provides guidelines...
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Monday, 25 February 2013
We are pleased to inform you that the translations into Spanish, French and English of all the case studies of the Inclusive Cities Observatory are now available on our Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights webpage. The Observatory is a space for analysis and reflection on local social inclusion policies. It contains over sixty case...
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Thursday, 21 February 2013
The city of Canoas in Brazil will organize the next June 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013 the III Forum of Local Authorities Peripheral- FALP. The forum theme: “Rights and Democracy for cooperative and sustainable Metropolises”. The summit claims to gather together more than 1100 participants coming from 200 cities, 50 different countries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe...
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Monday, 18 February 2013
The United Cities and Local Governments calls for candidatures to renew its presidency and treasurer. The Presidency is the principal representative of the World Organization of Cities and Local Governments and will be elected by its World Council, which will meet on 4 October 2013 in Rabat. This authority, comprising the President and up to 5 Co-Presidents is...
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Thursday, 14 February 2013
The OIDP distinction for best practice in citizen participation is an initiative to recognize those innovative experiences and ideas coordinated by local governments in the field of participative democracy. Candidacy for this award is open to all local governments, municipal entities and extra-municipal entities that are OIDP members and have promoted an experience...
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Monday, 11 February 2013
Gathering over 400 participants from 60 different countries, the Global Conference of Local Elected Women took place in Paris on 31-1 February. The meeting saw the adoption of the Paris Local and Regional Governments’ Global Agenda for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. With the percentage of women Mayors below 5% and an average of 20% women Councilors...
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Rio+20 and culture: Advocating for Culture as a Pillar of Sustainability
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At the heart of the city - Mayors on the urban future
UCLG Strategic Priorities 2010-2016