The side event will be held in the margins of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council and of the SDG11 day co-organised by the Geneva Cities Hub and UNECE. It will also be held in the margins of the UNECE Ministerial meeting on housing which will support the regional exchange of experiences and good practices for promoting access to affordable, adequate and resilient housing in liveable cities as part of States’ response and recovery plans to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme of the event is Affordable housing & sustainable urban development in a world marked by Covid-19 and climate change. The theme corresponds to the theme of the 2021 UNECE Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management “Affordable, adequate, and resilient housing in liveable cities, including cities which face extreme weather conditions”.
On 20 September, the Geneva Cities Hub will launch the Mayors' Action Platform under the auspices of UNECE and UN-HABITAT.
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on land and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). The purpose of this general comment (GC) is to clarify the specific obligations of state parties relating to land and the governance of land tenure under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The Covid crises showed, among other things that the future belongs to the soft mobility. In search of social interaction, celebration of the bike day and re-connecting partners from local and international Geneva around the theme of soft mobility in the City, the Geneva Cities Hub, in different level partnerships: stands, drinks, co-invitation, organizes a cocktail garden party. Come to breath fresh air, see friendly faces and celebrate urban soft mobility with the Geneva Cities Hub & partners.