A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE) and the Geneva Cities was formally approved by the UNECE Executive Committee (ExCom), during its 118th session.
Headquartered in Geneva, ITU is the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies. It is committed to connecting all people and to support everyone's right to communicate, including in urban contexts.
Institution: International Telecommunication Union
Headquartered in Geneva, OHCHR is the leading UN human rights entity. It works for the promotion and protection of all human rights worldwide, including in urban contexts and at local level.
When talking about National Human Rights Systems, one rarely thinks about cities or local authorities as domestic actors who have a key role in the implementation of international human rights law. Yet, they clearly do address human rights concerns because of their key role in public service delivery and of their proximity to their residents.