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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.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENEVA CITIES HUB

1 March 2021

Watch the video for our first anniversary.

LAUNCHING A RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION BY AND IN CITIES OF THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING

11 February 2021

We are happy to welcome Marie Boyenval, a Geneva Academy student enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her participation in this research, together with the GCH team, forms part of an internship integrated into this programme.

 
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INTERNATIONAL CITY NETWORKS DIRECTORY

This year, for the first time, UNECE – in cooperation with UN-Habitat and the Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) encouraged international city networks to participate in the event, to foster dialogue and cooperation with Geneva-based UN agencies, NGOs, academia, and civil society. The organizers produced a Directory containing information of all the networks participating in the event.

The directory contains information on the organizations participating in the event In Focus: SDG 11, on 5 October 2020 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva under the theme ‘Supporting city actions for a resilient future’.

Information contained in each profile was provided by the organizations and was not modified either by the United Nations or the GCH.The organizers are truly grateful to all networks for their contribution.

 

OUR MISSION

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH), which the City of Geneva and the Canton of Geneva created with the support of the Swiss Confederation, is 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

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CONTACT THE GENEVA CITIES HUB

Avenue de la Paix 9 I 1202 Geneva I Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 910 45 05

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