The aim of this briefing is to give participants the key elements to understand the outcome of the Conference. Geneva Cities Hub, UN-Habitat, UN-Water, Geneva Environment Network and Member States representatives will present the aspects of the Conference that are most important for local leaders.
WHO connects nations, partners and people, so that everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health. It promotes healthier lives and leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage and respond to health emergencies, including in cities.
The Geneva Cities Hub and several partners have recently launched a Coalition for the participation of LRGs in the UPR. The coalition seeks to promote the involvement of LRGs in the UPR, to garner support for human rights at all levels of governments and enhance their implementation on the ground.
The negotiation of the new International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution (Plastic Pollution INC-1) started in November in Punta del Este Uruguay and will continue next April in Paris (INC-2). As the issue raises a lot of interest, a "plastic COP" some say, local and regional governments (LRGs), among the first to be concerned are nowhere to be seen in the negotiations.
Headquartered in Geneva, UNDRR works with States and a wide range of other partners to reduce disaster risk. Given that more and more disasters hit cities, UNDRR has also been engaging with them to improve local resilience.