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MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE CITIES IN INTERNATIONAL DEBATES ON REFUGEE MATTERS!

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) was invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to take part in the 2020 High Commissioner’s Protection dialogue closing session (9 December 2020) and in the Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the founding of UNHCR (18 January 2021). ​ During those online events, the GCH had the opportunity to highlight …

GENEVA LAUNCH OF THE WORLD CITIES REPORT 2020

UN Habitat, UNECE and the Geneva Cities Hub invite you to join Geneva-based international organizations, civil society and local government representatives in a “glocal” conversation on the role of cities and local communities as they address the many challenges and opportunities highlighted in the  World Cities Report 2020 to be released on UN World Cities …

THE GENEVA CITIES HUB WELCOMES THE LAUNCH OF UN-HABITAT’S WORLD CITIES REPORT 2020

Joining the UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Eduardo López Moreno, Director of Research and Capacity Building, the Geneva Cities Hub’s Director Daria Cibrario and UNECE’s Director of Forest, Land and Housing Division Paola Deda welcomed UN Habitat’s launch of the World Cities Report 2020 in a press conference at the UN in Geneva. …

MAYOR SAMI KANAAN REAFFIRMS NEED TO INCLUDE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE PREPARATION AND RESPONSE TO FUTURE HEALTH CRISES AT WHO EVENT

On 1st October, Sami Kanaan, Mayor of Geneva and President of the Geneva Cities Hub took part alongside Health Ministers in a high-level virtual side-event on “Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience: Adopting a whole-of-society approach and breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle”. The event was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), France, Finland and Indonesia, in …

THE UNION OF SWISS CITIES, THE CITY OF GENEVA AND THE GENEVA CITIES HUB DISCUSS URBAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

On 25 September 2020, the Director and Deputy Director of the Union of Swiss Cities (UVS) met with representatives of the City of Geneva and with the Director of the Geneva City Hub (GCH) to discuss the association’s mission, identify synergies with International Geneva, and opportunities for collaboration in the field of international municipal relations. ​ Besides Geneva, large Swiss cities such …