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Informal urban briefing co-convened by the Geneva Cities Hub and UN-Habitat

Fulfilling its role as the urban platform in Geneva, the Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) co-convened an informal urban briefing with UN-Habitat on 7 February 2022 targeting Geneva-based international organizations and international city networks. The objective was to raise awareness, mobilize and engage those stakeholders in view of important upcoming urban meetings in the first half …

New series on urban warfare on ICRC’s blog

ICRC Humanitarian Law & Policy blog has launched a new series of articles and podcasts on urban warfare. These explore the humanitarian, legal, military and other challenges raised by urban warfare. These include: the choice of means and methods of warfare during urban combat the practices of non-State armed groups the role of law and …

Implementation by cities of adequate housing policies through the lens of human rights and economic development

The GCH concluded its research aimed at exploring the status of cities in the UN human rights system in relation to an issue for which cities have significant responsibilities – namely the right to housing. To do so, Marie Boyenval, a Geneva Academy student enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, analyzed numerous reports …

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. …