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N.20 - February – March 2014

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014
We are pleased to inform you about the activities that are being co-organized by the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG during the forthcoming World Urban Forum, which will take place in Medellin (Colombia) from 5 to 11 April 2014. Networking event (NE93): “Scaling the Participatory Budgeting in the world for urban...
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Thursday, 06 March 2014
We are pleased to announce the 1st 2014 Biannual Meeting of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to be held in Gwangju (South Korea) from 15 to 18 May 2014 at the invitation of Mayor of the city, Mr. Kang Un-Tae, a member of the Committee's collegiate presidency The meeting will be...
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Thursday, 06 March 2014
Direct administration, begun in 1985, offers a free and open venue of encounter between the municipality and its residents. Involving 14 districts of the city of Saint-Denis in the French Île de France Region, direct administration is run by an elected official and a district/neighbourhood councillor. The district councillor organises regular plenary meetings as well...
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 7th World Urban Forum
Monday, 17 February 2014
The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) will celebrate the 7th session of the World Urban Forum in the Colombian city of Medellín on 5-11 April under the overall theme “Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life" In 2002, UN-HABITAT launched the World Urban Forum (WUF) initiative, which is intended to promote discussion on the global challenges...
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Sunday, 16 February 2014
The Children's Municipal Council of Jericho (Palestine) has actively taken charge of addressing problems that negatively affect the empowerment of youth in local communities. Through establishing a leadership group consisting of children, the Municipal Council aimed to raise awareness among children on behavioural aberrances such as smoking, violence, and drugs....
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Thursday, 13 February 2014
UCLG announces the opening of the “International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21”. The objective of the Award, promoted by Mexico City and the Culture Committee, is to recognize leading cities and people that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a dimension of sustainable development. The Award is also expected to contribute to...
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Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Banco Palmas, Brazil's first community bank, has been conceived, created and managed by the Residents' Association in the neighbourhood of Palmeiras, on the outskirts of Fortaleza, a city in north-eastern Brazil. Objective The main objective behind its creation was to foster economic and social development in the area, and it was based on a very simple idea:...
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Friday, 31 January 2014
The Africities Political Committee met last December in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) to choose the host city for the next Africities Summit, to be held in December 2015. After the corresponding deliberation process, the Committee, made up of the UCLG Africa (UCLG-A) President, currently President of the West Africa sub-region, the four Vice-presidents, one...
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014
This award is meant to recognize those innovative experiences and ideas coordinated by local governments in the field of participative democracy that can to be replicated elsewhere. Below you can find the award convocatoria criteria of the distinction, the eligibility criteria and the form that the candidate’s cities must complete to applicate. Award convocatoria...
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The Neighbourhood Improvement Community Programme is an initiative by Mexico City's Department of Social Development, in coordination with the Ministry of Works and Services and the Department of Urban Development and Housing. The programme was implemented in 2007, and is currently ongoing. The NICP enables social infrastructure projects to be carried out depending...
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Events

05 April 2014
Medellín,Colombia
15 May 2014
Gwangju, South Korea
13 November 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Publications

For a World of Inclusive Cities
For a World of Inclusive Cities
Global Taskforce for Post-2015 and Habitat III
International Award - Mexico City - Culture 21
International Award - Mexico City - Culture 21
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
Inclusive Cities Observatory leaflet
Inclusive Cities Observatory leaflet