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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The Web of Things (WoT) is an emerging concept that aims to enable interoperability among Internet of Thing (IoT) platforms and applications. By using standardized web technologies and architecture, WoT has significant potential to boost the effectiveness of IoT platforms and applications across sectors.
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UN-Habitat works for a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world. Headquartered in Nairobi, UN-Habitat has an office in Geneva. It is one of the principal partners of GCH, given its focus on urban actors and matters.
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Cities & COP26 negotiations

Cities are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change, but they also are the ones the most impacted by it. Much depends on how they are planned, built and use energy to enable people to live, move and thrive. For many cities, local and regional governments, tackling climate change …

GCH 2021 Annual Strategic Retreat

The 3rd Annual Strategic Retreat of the Geneva Cities Hub focused on how to support the involvement of local and regional governments (LRGs) in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which provides a concrete multilateral entry point for LRGs to directly interact with States. To do so, retreat participants first discussed lessons learnt from the Voluntary …

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 …