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.
Headquartered in Geneva, UNECE is one of the five UN regional economic commissions. With its 56 member States, UNECE promotes economic development, including urban sustainability. It is of one the principal partners of GCH in Geneva.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique "peer-to-peer" process that involves a periodic review (every 4 ½ years) of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Each State presents the measures taken in its territory to fulfill its international human rights obligations, and all other States can comment and make recommendations.