GENEVA CITIES HUB LAUNCH EVENT
Tue, 25 Aug | Maison de la Paix (Building 5) & Livestreaming
The Geneva Cities Hub-GCH facilitates relations between urban actors from around the world and the Geneva-based international institutions including the United Nations family, diplomatic missions, civil society organizations and academia. The Geneva Cities Hub coordinates its activities with major city networks, through partnerships.
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.
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.
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.
The GCH wishes to establish and facilitate exchanges in Geneva, between international actors who are active on urban issues.
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