From 20 to 22 April 2015, the International seminar of local governments for the Right to the City will take place in Mexico City, co-organized by the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and Mexico City.
Right to the City
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
By Lorena Zárate, President Habitat International Coalition (HIC), Mexico City