Human Rights

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

Building cities for citizens: Metropolis analyses how to Live the City

Over 450 mayors and representatives of the world's major cities and metropolitan regions, together with partners, professionals and academics, came together in Buenos Aires between 18 and 21 May 2015, at the invitation of the city’s Government, to attend the annual meeting of

The role of local governments is crucial in human rights enhancement

During the fifth World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) in Gwangju (the Republic of Korea), over 800 participants took part in discussions on human rights and human rights cities.

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