The Forum of Mayors

The Forum of Mayors is a ground-breaking initiative allowing mayors to gather in a formal UN body in Geneva and discuss global challenges that affect them, to adopt declarations, and convey their recommendations to UN Member States. It is an initiative that fosters a new and more inclusive multilateralism, where actors like mayors can, alongside States, take part in global debates and develop collective solutions that respond to people’s concerns.   

The Forum of Mayors is unique within the UN system and the GCH is proud to be a partner since its first edition in 2020.

The next Forum of Mayors will take place in Geneva on 2-3
October 2023. 

The Forum of Mayors, is an official, broadcasted plenary meeting of the United Nations, taking place in Geneva on 02 -03 October 2023.

As an official, recorded and broadcast meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Forum benefits from translation from and into English, French & Russian (Spanish and Arabic only 2 october). The Forum can be followed in two different ways:

  • Everyone can watch it live or the recording on the official UN television channel (UNTV).
    Simply click on the link above at the time of the meeting to watch the webcast of the event (2 October 10:00 am CEST).
  • In-person participation is limited, as the UNECE secretariat allocates speaking and other slots according to the program.
    Participation from the room requires an official accreditation by a diplomatic mission or accredited NGO, or an official invitation from the UNECE secretariat.

An official meeting report will be available on the UNECE website.

This webpage displays content related to the Forum of Mayors: our mapping entry, the webpages of the event and our reports on the Forum of Mayors.