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November 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Urban leaders are essential partners in the fight against infectious and vector borne diseases in cities and towns because of their influence over urban infrastructure. The spread of diseases like malaria, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases is directly linked to housing, waste management and urban infrastructure, yet mayors and local government leaders are rarely at the centre of national disease action plans.
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November 18, 2021 6:00 pm
As the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has just started, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Geneva, the City of Geneva and its Natural History Museum, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, the Canton of Geneva and the local authorities of the Greater Geneva area are joining forces for a special “Climate” cultural operation in order to raise awareness among the population of the Geneva area of the issues and solutions related to climate change and the erosion of biodiversity.
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November 17, 2021 6:00 pm
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut cordially invites you to a dialogue and panel discussion on the publication of the ground-breaking Research Handbook on International Law and Cities, by editors Helmut Aust (Freie Universität Berlin) and Janne E. Nijman (Asser Institute). During the event, mayor of The Hague Jan van Zanen will receive the first hard copy. A panel of city network experts and international law scholars will discuss the Research handbook’s seminal findings, followed by a Q & A and a reception.
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November 3, 2021 3:30 pm
Together with Peace in Our Cities (PiOC), a network of 21 cities and two dozen partner organizations working to halve urban violence by 2030, this interactive virtual session will: Harness ideas and insights from participants on the ways cities and local authorities can harness technology to prevent, reduce and interrupt cycles of violence; Discuss the dangers of overreliance on technology to improve urban safety and security outcomes, and attempt to unpack the ‘Smart City’ concept and what it means for efforts to reduce violence and crime; Shed light on the role of the civil society and informal movements in promoting transparency and accountable use of ‘safe cities’ technologies in urban areas.
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