We support cities and city networks to contribute more effectively to multilateral processes and bodies.
We also provide a neutral platform to discuss urban issues.
This website showcases the urban work of Geneva-based international actors.


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Cities are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. Therefore, they have a key role in addressing this global challenge. Much depends on how they are planned, built and, use energy to enable people to live, move and thrive. As a result, many cities, local and regional governments (LRGs) and their networks have mobilized to contribute positively to the objectives of the Paris Agreements.
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Leading the global effort to end AIDS, UNAIDS is a Joint Programme cosponsored by 11 UN entities. Headquartered in Geneva, UNAIDS supports an accelerated HIV response in urban settings through the Fast-Track Cities Initiative.
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Annual retreat 2021 of the Geneva Cities Hub

On 10 December 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub will hold its Annual strategic retreat. This year, the retreat will focus on the role of local and regional governments (LRGs) in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR, a State-driven process involving a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States). On that occasion, the …

The Healthy Cities, Healthy People initiative

The Geneva Cities Hub supports the Healthy Cities, Healthy People initiative that will be launched today. The Healthy Cities, Healthy People initiative brings together local leaders and organizations such as UN-Habitat, the World Health Organization, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum and others, committed to creating healthy cities for all, with a focus on reducing rates …

World Cities Day: Building Climate Resilient Cities with Digital Transformation

On 28 October 2021, to celebrate Urban October, the co-Director of the Geneva Cities Hub, Ms. Kamelia Kemileva had the honor to moderate the Panel Discussion as part of the WSIS TalkX entitled World Cities Day: Building Climate Resilient Cities with Digital Transformation. The event was co-organized by the WSIS Team of the International telecommunications …