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N.17 - July – August 2013

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Friday, 26 July 2013
On 3rd, 4th and 5th of July the 13th IOPD Conference, “Citizens for Sustainability”, was held in the Portuguese town of Cascais. The event, which was attended by some 400 participants from around twenty different countries, was chaired by the Mayor of Cascais, Mr. Carlos Carreiras on behalf of the 2013 IOPD Presidency, and by Mr. Carles Agustí, Commissioner for...
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Friday, 26 July 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights UCLG reissued its publication "For a World of Inclusive Cities”. The publication follows the graphical line of its previous publications: the Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City, the European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City and...
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Thursday, 18 July 2013
Cambieresti? is an acronym for ‘Consumption, Environment, Energy Conservation and  Lifestyles’. The project was originally produced in Venice in 2005 in response to a ministerial call for the implementation of Agenda 21 with the goal of practicing sustainable development in daily practices, consumption patterns, and lifestyles. In Venice, 1250 households were...
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013
  Only 78 days to go! As the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders approaches, UCLG is offering citizens all over the world the opportunity to participate in the central debates of this global event. To facilitate active citizen participation, we have created the Twitter hashtag #Rabat2013 to bring together all of the news, comments and contributions on the...
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Thursday, 11 July 2013
The ‘Real Support for People in Disadvantaged Situations’ policy of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria was active from April 2004 to December 2007. Through this policy, pre-retirement people with long-term unemployment, many of whom had low qualifications and some of them of Roma origin, were invited to be trained as social workers and then were assigned as social assistants to...
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Monday, 08 July 2013
On the occasion of next UCLG World Congress, which will take place in Rabat (Morocco) from 1 to 4 September 2013, the committees and working groups of our world organisation will account for the work done during the period 2010-2013. They will also choose the composition of their governing bodies for the next triennium 2014-2016. In this context, and in order to...
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100 years
Monday, 01 July 2013
The countdown starts today! In just 100 days the international municipal movement will celebrate its first centenary. The UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat, taking place in the Moroccan capital from the 1st to the 4th October 2013, will be the largest gathering of local and regional elected representatives from all over the world, with over...
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Tuesday, 25 June 2013
The UCLG Executive Bureau took place in Lyon (France) from 5 - 7 June and was organized jointly by the City of Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region. Lyon represented the last major milestone for UCLG statutory bodies before they meet at the World Summit in Rabat from 1-4 October. The Executive Bureau focused on preparations for the upcoming 4th World Congress of UCLG, ...
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Thursday, 20 June 2013
"It is often said that, like all politics, all development is ultimately local.  As the world strives for a more sustainable path in the years ahead, particularly beyond 2015, local voices and local action will be crucial elements in our quest. That is why I welcome the creation of the Global task force of local and regional governments. The task force will provide...
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Teaser of 4th UCLG Congress Rabat2013 "Imagine Society, Build Democracy". Isn't it time to start...? WATCH IT! Video link: http://youtu.be/VTpgptySGp4
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Friday, 14 June 2013
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is an Indian job-guarantee scheme, enacted by legislation on 25 August 2005. The scheme provides a legal guarantee for 100 days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work- related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs.100...
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Thursday, 13 June 2013
This document seeks to gather, reference and recap the contributions made by  social organizations, voluntary service organizations, citizens’ networks and citizens during the process. In this way, the first step of the preliminary drafting of the law is closed and facilitates the reinforcing dialogue spaces and collaborative work. The participative process is not...
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Community Pulse involves community members in setting benchmarks, measuring, and analysing long-term trends to help prevent the aspects that they love about their neighbourhoods from being lost. The indicators stretch across environmental, both natural (penguins) and built (affordable housing), social (Smiles per Hour), economic (cost of groceries), and cultural (...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013
This case of implementing new migrant inclusion policy at the local level in China is contextualized within a typical transient situation during rapid urbanization and city expansion, and a situation in which traditional local public administration is being replaced by governance with citizen participation. Presentation The case illustrates participation and...
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Friday, 31 May 2013
StepOne: Community Cohesion and Anti-Racism Toolkit is a website-based resource on good practice on multicultural community cohesion developed for Australian local government. StepOne was developed to provide guidance, practical resources, and an evidence base to assist Councils and community groups across Australia be more informed in their practice and build links...
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Thursday, 23 May 2013
For a vision of territorial solidarity at national and international level: towns, cities and regions responding to new challenges at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat. 2013 will be a decisive year for towns, cities and regions all over the world. From 1 - 4 October 2013, United Cities and Local Governments will hold its fourth Congress and...
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013
100 years ago one of the Founding Organizations of UCLG, International Union of Local Authorities, held its first Congress in Gent Belgium. This Union became the ‘nerve centre’ for city international relations and marked the beginning of the international municipal movement. In the framework of the preparation for this Centenary that UCLG will celebrate in Rabat...
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Friday, 17 May 2013
Looking at citizen participation in Montréal over the years from a new perspective, the exhibition is an invitation to discover the instruments employed by citizens to participate more actively in decisions made by the municipal administration. Visitors will learn why Montréal attracts interest from all over the world regarding citizen participation. Realized by the...
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Thursday, 16 May 2013
PRADET – Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor – began in January 2002 and is ongoing. It offers support for women, men, children, and families who suffer from severe mental trauma, violence, and severe social problems due to extreme violence. Objectives Its current policy objectives are: To reduce and eliminate those problems that affect people with...
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Publications

For a World of Inclusive Cities
For a World of Inclusive Cities
UN-Habitat Global Activities Report 2013 , Our Presence and Partnerships
Local and Regional Governments: Partners for the Global Agenda
State of Women in Cities 2012/2013
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