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Our 2020 Annual Report is out !

The 2020 Annual Report presents the work carried out by the Geneva Cities Hub during its first year of existence to initiate policy discussions and other activities to strengthen the links between cities, city networks and International Geneva and also provides perspectives for 2021. Download 2020 Annual Report

EXPERTS DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE CITY LEVEL

‘Although the vast majority of national and local governments are currently focusing on pre-outbreak and outbreak planning, the most successful preparedness and response plans will have exit strategies and recovery plans in mind’ * António Guterres, Sercretary-General of the United nations View In an online conference co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, UN-Habitat, the Office of the …

MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE CITIES IN INTERNATIONAL DEBATES ON REFUGEE MATTERS!

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) was invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to take part in the 2020 High Commissioner’s Protection dialogue closing session (9 December 2020) and in the Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the founding of UNHCR (18 January 2021). ​ During those online events, the GCH had the opportunity to highlight …

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 …