South-South Cities Clusters

City-to-City Partnership Facilitation Platform

Under the aegis of UNOSSC’s Cities Project, the South-South Cities Clusters Initiative aims to bring the networks of cities, institutions, and experts together in order to facilitate horizontal cooperation and exchange. The initiative enables local government representatives and other development actors to engage in thematic South-South and triangular cooperation capacity development and knowledge sharing activities for mutual benefit. Thematic areas include e-commerce, digital innovation, sustainable tourism, youth entrepreneurship, disaster risk reduction, public health, climate change, sustainable agriculture value chain development, gender equality and public services.

Thematic City Clusters

The Cities Clusters initiative is currently offering interactive spaces on seven main thematic areas. These are spaces where local government officials, institutions and experts will be able access the latest thematic news and updates, as well information on capacity development opportunities, good practices from the local level and other opportunities for knowledge exchange in a free, demand-based manner.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery & Public Health

Sustainable Transport & Air Quality

E-Commerce, Digitalization & Smart Cities

Sustainable Tourism, Heritage Protection & Creative Economy

Waste Management, Green Cities & Renewable Energy

Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation in Resilient Cities

Sustainable Agriculture Value Chain Development

Share, Connect and Engage

Solutions from the Local Level

Share and explore solutions and knowledge from and for the local level

Share and Explore

Advisory Services

Application of knowledge to bolster capacities towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

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Community Engagement

Interact with community members through e-discussions, newsfeed updates, etc.

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South-South Galaxy

Organizations

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South-South Galaxy

Experts

Recent News and Updates

Cities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectNews
July 7, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Conclude Online Joint Training with South-South Cities Exchange on Innovative Experiences

July 1, New York: Under the theme of “Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South Cooperation and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era”, the fourth and…
Cities Clusters - AgricultureCities ProjectNews
July 2, 2021

Build Back Better: Health Emergencies & All Hazards Risk Tools & Strategies to Build Resilient & Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Session three of the four-part training on Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South cooperation and risk reduction planning for resilient and healthy cities in the post-COVID-19 era, jointly organized by the…
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May 12, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training: Build Back Better, 8-29 June 2021

 UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training Build Back Better: Harnessing SSC and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era When: 8, 15, 22,…
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April 30, 2021

Call for Submissions: Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action, Deadline 20 June 2021

Context Home to the majority of humankind, cities are at the forefront of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability. Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods,…

Capacity Development Initiatives

Capacity Development Initiatives
July 30, 2021

OpenWHO: WHO’s Open Learning Platform

About The World Health Organization launched the OpenWHO learning platform in 2017 to facilitate the transfer of public health knowledge for emergencies on a massive scale, in anticipation of the…
Capacity Development InitiativesEvents
July 6, 2021

ILO Knowledge Development Series on BRICS Formalization: A South-South Approach, 12 July – 20 August 2021

When: 12 July - 20 August 2021 Registration: To register for this online training, please click here. Introduction The past few years have seen active development cooperation between ILO and…
Capacity Development InitiativesNews
May 28, 2021

Call for Applications: PACTs Fellowships for Least Developed Countries, Deadline 20 September 2021

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered upon an ambitious programme targeted…
Capacity Development InitiativesCities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectEvents
May 12, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training: Build Back Better, 8-29 June 2021

 UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training Build Back Better: Harnessing SSC and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era When: 8, 15, 22,…

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