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N.33. January - February

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Monday, 06 March 2017
Last Wednesday, Leilani Farha, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, presented her last report at the thirty-fourth session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February to 24 March). This document focuses on the financialization of housing and its impact on human rights. The Rapporteur invites public institutions to redefine their relationship...
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights relaunches the Inclusive Cities Observatory through a campaign to promote its almost 70 case studies. This initiative will take place throughout 2017, with the goal to value within our network all the learning carried out thanks to local communities who have shared their experience in the...
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
In the context of the deepening global migration crisis, United Cities and Local Governments calls for the protection of the values that unite us. Over recent days, many mayors and councillors among UCLG members have spoken out against the fate of the most vulnerable at our borders. Citizens across the world have also mobilized to demand that human rights are...
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017
The Committee of Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights welcomes three new members and an associated partner to its network: the Metropolitan Government of Seoul, the Birmingham City Council (Alabama), the municipality of Beit Fajjar, in Palestine, and the National Network of Cameroon Inhabitants.   An increasing network of cities and citizens...
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The second UCLG Culture Summit will be hosted by the Province of Jeju (Republic of Korea) from 10-13 May 2017. The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level for cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability.   Debating the relation...
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Friday, 20 January 2017
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, An economy for the 99 percent, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big...
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
To give back to the “right to the city” concept its emancipatory power: this is the main goal of the collective work Unveiling the right to the city. Representations, Uses and Instrumentalization of the Right to the City. This publication is both a conceptual and operative analysis of the emerging local and international alternatives aiming at rendering rights...
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Members news

Monday, 20 February 2017
Last 16 January, the City of Barcelona City launched a Municipal Action Plan to fight Islamophobia. The Action Plan was adopted after a process of consultation with representatives of the Muslim community in Barcelona, encompassing Muslim women's associations, human rights organizations and international experts. This first plan has a budget of 102.000 €, intended to...
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Publications

Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy. From the conceptual discussion to local action
Charter-Agenda
Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City
The rights approach through the "Bogota Humana" Development Plan: towards a new construction of the Public Sphere