Human Rights

UCLG brings the voice of local and regional governments calling for human rights-based housing strategies at the UN Human Rights Council

“We are determined to put an end to privileges and change the regulatory framework. We must secure the Right to Housing as a key component of the Right to the City”.

On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2015 we call for the inclusion of the Right to the City in Habitat III

In the context of the preparatory process towards Habitat III and inspired by the occasion of Human Rights Day 2015, we, local and regional governments, call for the inclusion of the Right to the City as the cornerstone of the New Urban Agenda and of the responsibility of all the actors f

“From COP21 to Habitat III” and the UCLG Executive Bureau in Paris

On 5 December, UCLG held two important meetings for local and regional governments in the framework of the COP21 in Paris, “From COP21 to Habitat III”, a seminar on the social dimensions of climate action in Saint- Denis, and the UCLG Executive Bureau at Paris City Hall. Debates at both e

Taking in refugees is a humanitarian emergency: local governments are mobilizing to respond

The world is facing a serious humanitarian crisis, caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from crisis areas in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Bringing the local perspective to the World Humanitarian Summit: a new global urban crisis partnership

(24 June 2015 – Barcelona, Spain) As part of the preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, nearly 50 representatives of local governments, professional associations, academic and research institutions and humanitarian and development actors gathered recently in Barcelona to develop


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