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Category: Past events

In Focus SDG11 roundtable

Co-organized by UNECE, UN-Habitat and the Geneva Cities Hub, the event “In Focus SDG11” took place on 6 October 2021 with a focus on “Housing & sustainable urban development in a world marked by Covid-19 and climate change”. The SDG11 event seeks to foster cooperation between various stakeholders and promote the effective implementation of SDG11 …

“Soft mobility is the future of cities”

The rise of environmental considerations at both citizen and political levels coupled with the recent and ongoing Covid crisis have had a profound impact on urban transport systems. Numerous cities have promoted soft mobility as the future of urban transport. The United Nations have declared June 3 the “World Bike Day”. The Geneva Cities Hub …

International organizations have developed several tools to strengthen your city’s economic and financial recovery. Spread the word!

On 28 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) and UN-Habitat partnered with UNECE, UNDRR and the World Bank to organize the 3rd Geneva Urban Debate (GUD): “Post-Covid Economic & Financial Recovery: What about the City”? Although the crisis is not over and efforts are ongoing to address its impacts, recovery strategies must already be …

“Cities have become political actors in their own right”

On 18 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub organized an informal talk on “City Diplomacy” in partnership with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The event was stimulated by the book “City Diplomacy” by Dr. Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi. It provided a welcome opportunity to …

Cities Can : Accelerating progress towards the SDGs

On 10 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub, UN Habitat and City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) co-organized a second online Geneva Urban Debate on the role of cities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event gathered around 200 participants from all over the world and offered an opportunity to launch the findings …

Urban violence and protection of healthcare in the city

About the event On 1 June 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub (GCH), the ICRC and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) co-organized an online event on Urban violence and protection of healthcare in the city. The objective was to focus on selected cities affected by urban violence and to hear from municipal representatives and health …

Inclusive and responsible digitalization in the city

On 4 May 2021, the Geneva Cities Hub and the Association internationale des maires francophones (AIMF) co-organized an online workshop on Inclusive and Responsible Digitalization in the City in the framework of the World Summit on the information society (WSIS). The event gathered the cities of Geneva, Tunis, Kigali and Lyon and it was actually …

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 …