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Enhancing the Role of Local and Regional Governments in the Global (Plastic) Waste Crisis

During a high-level event celebration, co-organised by the Geneva Environement Network, together with Türkiye and others, the Global Cities Hub emphasized that LRGs stand at the forefront of combating air, plastic and other forms of pollution and its detrimental effects on the environment and public health. While Member States play a primary role in shaping rules, norms …

At UN HRC, States jointly underline need to provide more space to local governments for a more inclusive multilateralism

The GCH was very proud to be closely associated with and support the joint statement* of 50+ States who jointly reaffirmed that local governments had an important role in relation to human rights, given their competencies in key areas such as housing, water and land management, health, and education, among many others. The statement, which …

Our 2023 Annual report is out!

Read our 2023 Annual Report to learn more about how the Global Cities Hub provided an effective platform for collaboration between local and regional governments (LRGs) and international players and strengthened the voice of LRGs within multilateralism.

Ensuring sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems is crucial for cities

On 8 March, the event “Cities and sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems” co-organized by the Global Cities Hub (GCH) and the Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project, in collaboration with FAO, raised huge interest. It gathered city representatives from Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda, and various international stakeholders dealing with the issue, including FAO, WHO, …

Ensuring housing affordability and ending homelesness are necessary investments to be made by Governments at all levels

On 5 March 2024, in the margins of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, the Global Cities Hub (GCH) moderated a side-event co-organized by Brazil, Finland, Germany and Namibia to address the interlinked issues of housing (un)affordability and homelessness, both very topical for local and regional governments (LRGs). In today’s urbanized world, the …

GCH contributes to UNEA-6 resolutions and Cities and Regions Summit

UNEA-6 focuses on how multilateralism can help tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. The Assembly is an important opportunity for all levels of governments, including LRGs, and civil society to shape the global environmental policy.