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October 6, 2021 12:30 pm
The side-event will be held in the margins of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council and of the SDG11 day co-organised by the Geneva Cities Hub and UNECE. It will also be held in the margins of the UNECE Ministerial meeting on housing which will support the regional exchange of experiences and good practices for promoting access to affordable, adequate and resilient housing in liveable cities as part of States’ response and recovery plans to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The UNECE Forum of Mayors enables direct engagement of Mayors at the international level to exchange concrete actions and innovative solutions on urban resilience. It fosters inclusive multilateralism in International Geneva.
Institution: UNECE Forum of Mayors
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October 6, 2021 9:30 am
The theme of the event is Affordable housing & sustainable urban development in a world marked by Covid-19 and climate change. The theme corresponds to the theme of the 2021 UNECE Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management “Affordable, adequate, and resilient housing in liveable cities, including cities which face extreme weather conditions”.
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The Geneva Cities Hub launches the Mayors’ Action Platform!

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