The yearly award, held by the CIPDH-UNESCO with the purpose of honoring and raising awareness of local public policies that promote social transformations to favour inclusion and non discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean (ALC) has its three winners for 2019.

This year the call included different high quality, innovative applications: out of a total of 35 candidates, 9 were from Argentina, 8 from Colombia, 7 from Mexico, 6 from Brazil, 3 from Ecuador, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Chile. In this way, 7 countries and 24 cities were represented. The jury, in an unanimous decision, declared that the winners are:

  • Inclusión de las personas con discapacidad, from the Mexican city of León, in the category Urban Areas having more than a million inhabitants.
  • Programa Envión, from the city of Avellaneda, Argentina, in the category comprising cities between one million and a hundred thousand inhabitants.
  • Laboratorio de Paz e Inclusión Social, from Girardota, Colombia, in the category of Urban Areas with less than a hundred thousand inhabitants.

The jury was made up of one representative from the UNESCO Regional Office of Sciences, a female representative of CEPA, a female representative of the CIPDH-UNESCO and three independent experts, who analyzed and discussed about all the applications received for two days, considering aspects such as innovation, local and regional relevance, and results.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held within the framework of the 70th Anniversary of the UNESCO Regional Science Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 in that city..

The Construir Igualdad award also aims at helping to raise awareness of these policies and to position them as a reference, thus promoting the exchange of experiences in the region. Likewise, it seeks to highlight the strategic role of local governments within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative, whose first edition was held in 2018, is part of the workstream Ciudades Inclusivas of the CIPDH-UNESCO that also includes the SDGs Handbook and Cities: International Human Mobility, and the Technical Support to Cities  project. 

Las políticas públicas ganadoras