Right to the City

World Social Forum in Tunis: strengthening alliances with civil society

The World Social Forum is a space for democratic debate and the exchange of experiences, as well as to develop alternative proposals and connect social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations in order to build a fai

The Second World Human Rights Forum was held in Marrakesh, Morocco

Many eminent personalities have taken part in this event from different backgrounds: political, scientific, and cultural as well as advocates for Human Rights. In fact, they all gathered in Marrakesh to assess the situation of Human Rights across the world.

Citizen in my city – Citizen in Europe

The European Conference on Citizenship and Twinning kicked off in Rome, on 15 December 2014, with close to 300 participants from more than 30 countries, including representatives from municipalities and regions, European institutions, the Italian national government, the civil society and

Educating Cities interviews Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General

Josep Roig was named Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in September 2011. He was a founding member of Metropolis in 1985, becoming Secretary General of the organization in 1999. 

Could you describe the UCLG’s main goals?


The United Nations reflect on the role of local government with regards to human rights

The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG is pleased to inform you that the progress report on “The role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights” is already available.

UCLG Committee co-organises the International Meeting on the Right to the City

The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is pleased to invite you to the International Meeting on the Right to the City, which will take place from 12th to 14th November 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Right to the City: Strategic approach for the Post-2015 and the Habitat III Global Agendas

Source: http://www.un-ngls.org/

By Lorena Zárate, President Habitat International Coalition (HIC), Mexico City


Local and regional governments committed to poverty eradication

On the International Day for Poverty Eradication, UCLG wants to confirm the commitment of its Local and Regional Governments members to end extreme poverty in all its forms, in the context of sustainable development


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