As a universal goal, social inclusion aims to achieve an inclusive society that entails respect for human rights, cultural diversity and democratic governance and upholds principles of equality and equity. As a process, it enables all citizens’ participation in decision-making activities that affect their lives.
The Local Government Associations foster local government collective thinking and action on pressing human rights issues at the local level (such as housing, women rights, rights of disadvantaged groups or the social inclusion of migrants) through political debates, advocacy campaigns and learning initiatives. To this end, the LGAs work in close cooperation with national government partners, civil society, academia partners, the donor community and other international local authorities’ networks, aimed at addressing human rights from a local perspective.
The local policies shall be guided by the Leave no one behind principle as the central, transformative promise of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.
NALAS has several projects that address social inclusion: Social rights for vulnerable groups, Scaling up of minorities inclusion models and strengthening of service delivery in municipal structures in the Western Balkans, etc.
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