The Forum of Mayors




The Forum of Mayors is organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

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 2024 Forum of Mayors


The 2024 Forum of Mayors(ECE/HBP/2023/42 §75) will be held on 30 September – 1 October in Geneva. It will explore the outcomes of the Summit of the Future that are relevant to cities. Hence, the 4th edition of the Forum will be entitled “Cities Summit of the Future”. More info will follow soon.

The Forum of Mayors, is an formal body of the United Nations, meeting in Geneva.

As an official, recorded and broadcast meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Forum can be followed in two different ways:

  • Everyone can watch it live or watch the recording on the UN television channel (UNTV).
    Simply click on the link above at the time of the meeting to watch the webcast of the event.
  • In-person participation is limited and requires an official accreditation by a diplomatic mission or accredited NGO, or an official invitation from the UNECE secretariat. 
Forum of Mayors Mapping

The GCH presents work on urban issues that international actors are doing in Geneva. It aims to showcase that work, forge connections between those actors, and build a community of urban experts in Geneva. Discover the GCH Mapping for the Forum of Mayors and pn  the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

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Learn more about GCH’s past related activities linked to the Forum of Mayors.

Past Editions

The GCH has been participating in the Forum of Mayors since 2022 on various sessions.

Forum of Mayors 2023

  • 2 October 2023, 1st session
  • 2 October 2023, 2nd session
  • 3 October 2023, 3rd session
  • 3 October 2023, 4th session

Forum of Mayors 2022

  • 4 April 2022, 1st session
  • 4 April 2022, 2nd session
  • 5 April 2022, 3rd session
  • 5 April 2022, 4th session