Our 2023 Annual report is out!

In 2023, the Global Cities Hub (GCH) changed its name (previously “Geneva Cities Hub”) to better reflect the fact that cities and regions were global players on the international stage, engaging in the global governance of common challenges and that the scope of GCH’s work is global.

Looking back at 2023, the GCH pursued its mission to better connect local and regional governments (LRGs) to the International Geneva ecosystem and to elevate the urban agenda. The year has been marked by the engagement of the GCH in six priority multilateral processes offering concrete entry points to LRGs: the 3rd Forum of Mayors and its interregional segment organized in collaboration with all UN Regional Economic Commissions; the Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review; intergovernmental negotiations on a new treaty on pandemics within WHO, as well as on a new treaty on plastic pollution within UNEP; the issue of smart cities at the World Summit on the Information Society and within ITU more broadly; and the Global Refugee Forum steered by UNHCR.

Read our 2023 Annual Report to learn more about how GCH provided an effective platform for collaboration between LRGs and international players and strengthened the voice of LRGs within multilateralism.

The GCH Annual Report 2023 is available in French. An English summary is nonetheless available here.

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