Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific

The Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific (APCAD) was officially launched at the “Regional Conference of Cities for an Inclusive Urban Society” held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 4 August 2006, with the support of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific, and UNESCO.

The long-term objective of the APCAD is to provide local authorities with an operational programme that will allow a more efficient implementation of policies for a greater social inclusion of their city dwellers in the full respect of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

Through a series of consultations, a Ten-point Commitment relevant to Asia and the Pacific [PDF, 494 KB] has been elaborated, composed of 10 commitments covering different areas of competence of local authorities such as education, culture, housing and employment.

Check the list of members of the Coalition

How to join the Coalition?

The Coalition will remain open for signature by the cities and municipalities in the region wishing to join this network on the basis of the "Ten-Point Commitment".

  • To join the coalition, please sign the statement of intent and send it to Dr. Sue Vize, Regional Advisor for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok, at shs.bgk(at)unesco.org.

For more information on the Coalition, click here

Contact

Dr Sue Vize
Regional Advisor for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO Office in Bangkok
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Fax: +66 (0)2 291 0866
E-mail: shs.bgk(at)unesco.org

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