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Regional Conference of Cities for an Inclusive Society in Asia and the Pacific, 3-4 August 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

The Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific (CADAP) was officially launched at the “Regional Conference of Cities for an Inclusive Urban Society” held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 4 August 2006.

Towards an Inclusive Society

The long-term objective of the Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific (CADAP) 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 has been elaborated, composed of 10 commitments covering different areas of competence of local authorities such as education, culture, housing and employment.

Revised commitment of Cities in the Coalition [PDF] and Statement of Intent to join the Coalition [PDF].

The coalition aims to bring cities together to work on the common struggle against discrimination through concrete action plans. Main meetings include:

          Bangkok, Thailand, from 27 to 29 October 2005 "Experts’ Meeting to finalize the Declaration and Ten-Point Plan of Action for the emerging Coalition of Cities against Racism and Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific".

Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 4 August 2006 "Regional Conference of Cities for an Inclusive Urban Society".

Bandung, Indonesia, from 27-29 October 2009. The Conference was attended by approx. 200 city representatives around the world and issued the "Bandung Declaration of the International Conference of the Coalition of Cities Against Discrimination" [PDF]