International Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City

Monday, 20/04/2015 to Wednesday, 22/04/2015

From 20 to 22 April, the International Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City is to be held in Mexico City. This seminar stems from an initiative by the Mexico City Government which, since 2010, has implemented the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City in its territory. It is being organised jointly by Mexico City and the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, who will use the seminar to hold the first of their biannual meetings.

The seminar is conceived as a space open for exchange between civil society, academics, international organisations and local governments committed to the right to the city. A number of international speakers will be taking part on issues related to the specific implementation of the right to the city: planning, housing, participation, gender equality, cities for everyone, caring and inclusive metropolises, and more. Mexico City will also be organising field trips. During the seminar, specific tools, such as the Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City will be promoted to progress in implementing the right to the city.