Local governments and human rights
Over the last 20 years, an increasing number of local governments across the world has taken a more prominent role in promoting and protecting human rights. This section will help you know more about their role and concrete proposals in different areas of the world. It explores the background and achievements of the human rights cities' movement and introduces key concepts linked to the "Local Governments and Human Rights" agenda.
The Committee offers a permanent meeting point in UCLG to foster and coordinate international networking among local governments on human rights issues. Building on the experience and political leadership of leading local governments worldwide, the Committee has become a leading international platform to promote new political debates and campaigns, develop multi-level partnerships and foster peer-to-peer learning in suport of the human rights cities movement.
Local governments participating in our Committee have developed very relevant and innovative policy experiences on the ground. Indeed, these local commitments have been a cornerstone for their participation in international networking initiatives on human rights and the right to the city. This section will allow you to explore some of these relevant policy experiences more in-depth, including profiles to some of the most active local governments of our network.