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N.16 - May – June 2013

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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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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Round-Table that the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights is organizing in the framework of the 5th World Forum of Human Rights. The title of this Round-Table is: Struggle against urban poverty:Cities policies and experimentsanswers for the economic crisis negative effectson...
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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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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
This case describes spatial land use planning and urban agriculture practises in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, one of the rapidly urbanising cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. It demonstrates how urban agriculture livelihood can be integrated in spatial land use planning and improve urban land governance, using Ubungo Darajani as case study. Location and peri-urban typology...
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Monday, 13 May 2013
Today, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) launches the 'Rabat 2013'  web platform for its World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, to be held in Rabat, Morocco, this October. The platform www.uclg.org/Rabat2013 will provide information on the strategic and thematic debates of the Summit, and will function as a resource for the exchange of good practices....
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Friday, 10 May 2013
The General Union of Agricultural and Livestock Cooperatives of Maputo (UGC, 1980) is a multi-sector organisation working in the poorer sectors of society, and is a system based on the principles of self-management. Its philosophy for growth is based on a principle of needing to create the economic and social conditions that enable the members of the cooperative, who...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013
The presentation of the 2012-2015 Plan for Social Inclusion to civil society and to all the institutions involved in the Citizens' Agreement for an Inclusive Barcelona took place on Wednesday 3 April. The “Salo de Cent” in Barcelona City Hall was the venue for the presentation, which was attended by more than 300 people. Among those present were representatives of...
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013
The "Women's Desk" project (2008-2010) is a gender mainstreaming experience in a challenging socio-cultural context. In addition, the project is an example of a process by which local institutions and services have appropriated gender-mainstreaming methods in economic integration policies. The Women's Desk aims to be a space for consultation and coordination between...
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Tuesday, 07 May 2013
The 2013 Metropolis Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in Johannesburg from July 16 to 19, 2013, will explore the six key issues covered by the event’s theme, “Caring Cities,” at thematic sessions led by academic and urban experts, local and metropolitan leaders, and leading figures from international institutions, among others. [Click here to see the list of...
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Friday, 03 May 2013
A delegation of the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments lead by its Co-President Muchadeyi Masunda, Mayor of Harare, Zimbabwe, and Vice-President Wolfgang Schuster, President of Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), represented local governments at the 24th Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements...
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Thursday, 02 May 2013
In December 2012, the mayor of Mexico City, Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa, launched the "For your Family, Voluntary Disarmament"program, which aims to prevent crime and to tackle urban violence caused by the use of firearms in the city. This program seeks to raise awareness among the population regarding the risks of owning guns and ammunition. It consists of an...
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013
The "Restructuring of the precarious El Mina district in Nouakchott (Mauritania)" project (02/2003 to 12/2007) aimed at improving living conditions in the precarious El Mina neighbourhood by enhancing its level of equipment and accelerating the integration of its urban population in the formal structures of the town. The main objectives were: infrastructure and basic...
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Monday, 29 April 2013
400 Mediterranean elected officials and policymakers gathered on 3 & 4 April 2013 in Marseille for the 3rd Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean, organised by the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG. In a troubled and fragile Mediterranean context that at the same time brings new hopes, they placed the challenges of democratic governance for...
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Friday, 26 April 2013
Radio Sigida Joli seeks to create a space for community dialogue, leadership development, and collaboration through biweekly radio segments and, more recently, listeners groups. The program targets Sikoro, a peri-urban community on the outskirts of Bamako, Mali, although content is relevant to all peri-urban dwellers and the show’s one million listeners come from...
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Monday, 22 April 2013
The European Union has selected the Parlocal project, carried out by Malaga Provincial Council for two years, as an example of working on decentralized cooperation. This project, called Networks for communication and reinforcement of capacities within the framework of participatory budgeting and other instruments of public policies related to participation, was...
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Wednesday, 17 April 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, 15 April 2013
Report : Rio+20 and culture. Advocating for Culture as a Pillar of Sustainability This report is a summary of the strategy that the Committee on culture of United Cities and Local Governments developed in 2010-2012 to influence the process towards the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which took place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June 2012. The report...
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Thursday, 11 April 2013
Access to water is a critical issue in Kenya, which is classified as a chronically water-scarce country. Faced with Inadequate maintenance of the water infrastructures and corruption in the sector, as well as the implementation of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) and other donor conditionalities, during the 1980s and 1990s the Kenyan Government privatized public...
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Publications

For a World of Inclusive Cities
For a World of Inclusive Cities
Outlook for city learning: Strategic note for United Cities and Local Governments and Metropolis
The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013, Youth in the Prosperity of Cities
State of Women in Cities 2012/2013