Towards a Charter-Agenda of Human Rights in the City

Diputaci Barcelona. Xarxa de municipis, 2007

The basis of this project may be found in the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion (FAL) of Porto Alegre, a forum of mayors that has been held since 2001 simultaneously with the World Social Forum. Among its aims, there is one to build and develop, together with civil society, alternatives of public management in the process of globalisation.

Nowadays, there exist a large number of organisations, institutions, and all kinds of networks that make an effort to defend and guarantee human rights within the city. Among them there are a few projects in sync with the Charter-Agenda project that need to be highlighted and analysed to know what is being done, and how it is being done. Some of these projects are:

Montreal‘s City Charter
European Charter for Women in the City
World Charter for the Right to the City
European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City

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