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



The future shouldn’t suck

The GCH was honored to host a foresight exercise on urbanization and potential conflicts by the UN Futures Lab and UN University Center for Policy Research to discuss how we can re-imagine our ambition in creating a transition to safe, sustainable and more resilient cities. The contributions by a dozen of organizations from the International …

For LRGs to engage with the UN human rights system, capacity building is good but not enough. A new status for LRGs at the UN is required.

On 28 August 2023, the Geneva Cities Hub took part in the OHCHR expert meeting on “Enhancing capacity-building for local governments to incorporate human rights into all their work”, organized in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 51/12. The GCH called upon States to establish a new status for LRGs at the UN, in order to facilitate their …

GCH joins ITU Partner2Connect Digital Coalition

The Geneva Cities Hub has joined the ITU Partner2Connect Digital Coalition (P2C) and will promote the objectives supported by the P2C within its network of representatives of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) on all continents to harness the enormous potential of digitalization to improve people’s lives and fast forward progress on the SDGs. The GCH …