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February 3, 2022 12:00 am
The Web of Things (WoT) is an emerging concept that aims to enable interoperability among Internet of Thing (IoT) platforms and applications. By using standardized web technologies and architecture, WoT has significant potential to boost the effectiveness of IoT platforms and applications across sectors.
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January 24, 2022 3:00 pm
Today, the use and misuse of plastic have become a significant burden for authorities. As such, plastic pollution is being debated at all levels by States, regional and local authorities, businesses, closely followed a large group of civil society organizations. This topic has also been on the radar of several international organizations, such as the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with a system-wide coordination mechanism being put in place by the United Nations.
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April 4, 2022 10:00 am
The 2nd Forum of Mayors will take place on 4-5 April 2022 in Geneva. It will be held back-to-back with the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) to link local and national action in support of the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The thematic focus will be aligned with the High-Level Political Forum and the RFSD.
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December 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Cities are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. Therefore, they have a key role in addressing this global challenge. Much depends on how they are planned, built and, use energy to enable people to live, move and thrive. As a result, many cities, local and regional governments (LRGs) and their networks have mobilized to contribute positively to the objectives of the Paris Agreements.
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December 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Part of the 10th Global Conference on Health Promotion, the event Technical Deep Dive 2D: Urban Health will explore the role of cities in promoting health and well-being, examining challenges faced (particularly in the context of COVID-19) and potential support that can be provided by WHO and other partners.