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.
The ICRC helps people affected by conflict and armed violence and promotes the laws that protect victims of war. It operates worldwide, including in urban areas where the human cost of armed conflict and violence is innumerable.
Every day, Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fulfil human rights on the ground. In doing so, LRGs should gain more visibility at the international level and showcase their important work. Cities are more numerous to submit Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) to demonstrate how they implement the SDGs.
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.