Informal Retreat with the 5 UN Regional Commissions and UN-Habitat
The Geneva Cities Hub co-organized the first of its kind two-day retreat with the five UN Regional Economic Commissions with UNECE and UN-Habitat. Areas of collaboration were discussed in relation to urbanization and enhanced engagement of cities, local and regional authorities.
A roadmap was deemed necessary to reinforce common messages to be conveyed during key events. It includes the High-Level General Assembly Meeting on the New Urban Agenda (5 May 2022), and a possible joint high-level event at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland (26-30 June 2022. The UNECE Forum of Mayors, held in Geneva, is also of great interest to the other regional economic commissions.
Such retreats will be convened again in the future, as cross-regional cooperation on urban issues is important. In this regard, the Geneva Cities Hub is ready to support the regional economic commissions and offer its services as neutral platform.