DDr. Renate Kicker, the Director of the Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights at Local and Regional Levels, was honoured with the prestigious Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria (Großes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich).
Sustainable urban development is necessarily inclusive, offering all city inhabitants equal opportunities in the various spheres of life. The new Toolkit for Urban Inclusion in Arab Cities aims to provide Arab city leaders and local government officials with practical tools and advice to build inclusive and sustainable cities.
The UNESCO webinar series “Regional Expert Consultations against Racism and Discrminations” seeks to deconstruct racism, and to unpack societal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic related to racism and discriminations. Mayor of Graz, Siegfried Nagl, shared experiences from Europe’s oldest Human Rights City.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda have placed culture at the forefront of current debates on urbanisation.
After a vivid debate, the Austrian National Parliament voted in favour of the agreement between the Republic of Austria and UNESCO to establish the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO.