GENEVA CITIES HUB

In 2007 the world's urban population surpassed the world's rural population for the first time in human history. The United Nations forecasts that by 2050 cities will contain as much as 68% of the world's people.


However, though cities are the first to be impacted by many global challenges, their voices are still not heard clearly enough. It is becoming increasingly important to recognize the impact and experience of cities in international work. International organizations in Geneva now want to adopt a more active and evidence-based approach to cities.

 

OUR MISSION

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH), which the City of Geneva and the Canton of Geneva are currently creating with the support of the Swiss Confederation, will be an association under Swiss law. It aims to facilitate relations between cities and city networks around the world and the various institutions in International Geneva, including the United Nations Office at Geneva, UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, diplomatic missions, civil society, and academic institutions and actors.

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This is an initiative, a platform for urban actors, a facilitator for cities and local governments towards the UN in Geneva.

 

WHAT WE DO

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) aims to facilitate relations between cities and city networks around the world and the various institutions in International Geneva, including the United Nations Office at Geneva, UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, diplomatic missions, civil society, and academic institutions and actors. The GCH will link local authorities to International Geneva, and different urban actors to each other, via the networks of Geneva-based organizations.

URBAN ISSUES

The GCH wishes to establish and facilitate exchanges in Geneva,  between international actors who are active on urban issues.

NEUTRAL PLATFORM

The GCH will act as a neutral platform to facilitate interaction between cities and international networks of cities as well key actors in International Geneva.

BUILD A NETWORK

Build city networks visible to participants in International Geneva, strengthen communication and visibility

 
Events and News
Online Meeting on Gender-Responsive Cities Closes a Conference Series on Inclusive Cities
16 June 2020
Online Event
16 June 2020
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Towards Inclusive Cities: Experts Discuss Online the Situation of Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons
19-20 May 2020
Online Event
19-20 May 2020
Online Event
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Experts Discuss Human Rights at the City Level
5-6 May 2020
Online Event
5-6 May 2020
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The Geneva Cities Hub held a strategic retreat on 12 December 2019
12 December 2019
Geneva
12 December 2019
Geneva
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The Constitutive Assembly Elected President and Board Members and appointed the Director a.i.
2020
Geneva
2020
Geneva
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CONTACT THE GENEVA CITIES HUB

Villa Rigot I Avenue de la Paix 9 I 1202 Geneva I Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 910 45 05

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