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This website showcases the urban dimension of the work of Geneva-based international actors.


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The Human Rights Council is the principal UN intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights. As such, it looks upon the role of local governments and its subsidiary mechanisms engage with them.
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June 30, 2021 18:00
The Covid crises showed, among other things that the future belongs to the soft mobility. In search of social interaction, celebration of the bike day and re-connecting partners from local and international Geneva around the theme of soft mobility in the City, the Geneva Cities Hub, in different level partnerships: stands, drinks, co-invitation, organizes a cocktail garden party. Come to breath fresh air, see friendly faces and celebrate urban soft mobility with the Geneva Cities Hub & partners.
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“Cities have become political actors in their own right”

On 18 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub organized an informal talk on “City Diplomacy” in partnership with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The event was stimulated by the book “City Diplomacy” by Dr. Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi. It provided a welcome opportunity to …

New series on urban warfare on ICRC’s blog

ICRC Humanitarian Law & Policy blog has launched a new series of articles and podcasts on urban warfare. These explore the humanitarian, legal, military and other challenges raised by urban warfare. These include: the choice of means and methods of warfare during urban combat the practices of non-State armed groups the role of law and …

Cities can : Accelerating progress towards the SDGs

On 10 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub, UN Habitat and City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) co-organized a second online Geneva Urban Debate on the role of cities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event gathered around 200 participants from all over the world and offered an opportunity to launch the findings …