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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 …

Implementation by cities of adequate housing policies through the lens of human rights and economic development

The GCH concluded its research aimed at exploring the status of cities in the UN human rights system in relation to an issue for which cities have significant responsibilities – namely the right to housing. To do so, Marie Boyenval, a Geneva Academy student enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, analyzed numerous reports …

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 …

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

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 …