We support cities and city networks to contribute more effectively to multilateral processes and bodies.
We also provide a platform to discuss urban issues.



Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, launched a new report calling on global leaders to take urgent action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), responsible for 17 million premature deaths every year. Fighting NCDs is of primary importance for local and regional governments due to their significant effect on urban population. Michael R. Bloomberg was reappointed …

Negotiations on the agreement on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response continue

The Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (PPR) held its 2nd meeting in Geneva. Members agreed that a new international instrument on pandemic prevention should be legally binding. The INB is aiming to ensure better preparedness and a more …