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The Municipality of Vilafranca del Penedès has understood the defence of human rights from the practice of the cooperation for the development and from the support to the entities and collectives which develop activities for the defence, the guarantee and the promotion of these rights. An important precedent was the participation in the Network of Towns and Cities for the Human Rights which promoted the Government of Barcelona in 2003.

The attention to the defence and/or promotion of human rights is valued as fundamental criteria in the configuration of projects of direct cooperation as much as in the cooperation developed from local NGOs with local municipality support. In this line, there is the town twinning with Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua), the cooperation projects with communes in Morocco and the numerous actions from local NGOs oriented in the safeguard of Human Rights from different perspectives.

On the other hand, since 2015, the Municipality of Vilafranca has initiated among diverse activities a promotion campaign of the Agenda 2030 with the spreading of Objectives for the Sustainable Development as referents for the global improvement in the realization of fundamental rights.