Category: Past events

GENEVA CITIES HUB 2020 ANNUAL RETREAT

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) held its annual retreat on 11 December. The retreat provided an opportunity to step back and reflect collectively on the role in multilateralism of cities and local governments (‘cities’) and what should be done to enhance it. It began with a plenary debate on how cities can be included most …

HEALTH & CITIES:OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES FOR URBAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN A COVID ENVIRONMENT

Background: COVID-19 has put cities in the limelight, due to their role as epicenters of the pandemic (cities concentrate 95% of reported COVID cases, according to the UN). Their size, high level of connectivity and urban overcrowding make them particularly vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases. On the other hand, the density and infrastructure …

GENEVA CITIES HUB LAUNCH EVENT

Flyer in English or French. DESCRIPTION  The Geneva Cities Hub-GCH facilitates relations between urban actors from around the world and the Geneva-based international institutions including the United Nations family,  diplomatic missions, civil society organizations and academia.  The Geneva Cities Hub coordinates its activities with major city networks, through partnerships. SPEAKERS H.E. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations …

ONLINE MEETING ON GENDER-RESPONSIVE CITIES CLOSES A CONFERENCE SERIES ON INCLUSIVE CITIES

A two-day online expert meeting on gender-responsive cities closed last week a series of three online conferences on inclusive cities – co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, UN-Habitat, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Geneva Cities Hub – aimed at informing UN-Habitat Strategic Plan for 2020-2023.  Gender-Responsive Cities  About 80 gender experts – members of UN-Habitat Advisory …