6-8 May 2017, Bonn, Germany - Resilient Cities 2017 will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change such as climate-related health risks, internal displacement and forced migration, and risk transfer and insurance as they represent serious challenges where further attention and support is needed. The congress will delve further into these topics, while continuing to track progress on financing resilience, DRR planning and policy, mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action for resilience building.
6-19 November 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week attempts to maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.
9-10 October 2017, Paris, France - These meetings will focus on the internationalization of local and regional authorities and should enhance the international heritage of local authorities in the field of solidarity and development, and show the rapid developments in the old decentralized cooperation. At the same time, we will have to account for the inevitable internationalization of the territories as well as the new demands of members.
20 September 2017, UNHQ - New York - The theme of the general debate of the 71st session is “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."
Following the concslusion of the 71st general debate, DGACM gathered statistics relating to the high-level segment and issued a synopsis of the general debate, highlighting the trends and issues.
6-8 June, Brussels, Belgium - The third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) brings attention to the increasingly recognized importance of disaster recovery practices, as evidenced by the Sendai Framework’s Priority 4. Co-organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the conference builds on the success of the first two WRCs held in 2011, in Geneva and again in 2014 in Washington.
The Global Alliance for Urban Crises is pleased to announce the first All Members Meeting taking place 30-31 March 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, co-hosted by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The event is open to all member organizations who are signatory to the Urban Crises Charter.
Many Global Alliance members will be participating in the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, known as Habitat III, on 17-20 October in Quito, Ecuador.
Fostering Collaboration for Effective Urban Humanitarian Response – The Global Alliance for Urban Crises
Room R10, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
One UN Pavilion, Room A
“Cities in Crisis/Crisis in Cities” will feature two panel discussion on how implementation of the New Urban Agenda can advance the work of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, with a focus on the humanitarian-development and recovery nexus, in an effort to adapt humanitarian action to an urban world and leave no city behind.