This mapping presents work on urban issues that international actors are doing in Geneva. It aims to showcase that work, forge connections between those actors, and build a community of urban experts in Geneva.
UNHCR protects and assists refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stateless people. Headquartered in Geneva, it operates worldwide, including in cities which now host the vast majority of refugees and IDPs.
Headquartered in Geneva, the UN Commission on Science & Technology for Development discusses challenges and opportunities raised by science and technology and how they affect sustainable development, including in urban areas.
The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement worked to identify recommendations on how to better address the global internal displacement crisis. Internal displacement in urban contexts was one of the issues examined by the Panel.
Institution:UN SG’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement
UN-Habitat works for a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world. Headquartered in Nairobi, UN-Habitat has an office in Geneva. It is one of the principal partners of GCH, given its focus on urban actors and matters.
The UNECE Forum of Mayors enables direct engagement of Mayors at the international level to exchange concrete actions and innovative solutions on urban resilience. It fosters inclusive multilateralism in International Geneva.
The GFMD fosters dialogue on migration and development in an informal, non-binding and state-led framework. It has established an innovative tool to engage with local and regional governments: the Mayors Mechanism.