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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Recent News and Updates

Cities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectNews
May 10, 2022

City-to-City Partnership on Waste Management between Koidu, Sierra Leone, & Kushtia, Bangladesh

Waste Wise Cities Koidu: Koidu New Sembehun City Council Forms a South-South Cooperation and Learning Partnership with Kushtia Municipality, in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh With support from the United…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19Cities ProjectCities Project COVID-19 ResponseNews
April 29, 2022

Cities Pilot Initiative Launch: Advancing Youth Volunteerism through SSTC in the Context of COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Banjul, the Gambia

28 April 2022, New York: The South-South Cities Pilot on “Advancing Youth Volunteerism in Banjul City of The Gambia, through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, in the context of COVID-19 Response…
Cities ProjectNews
April 20, 2022

Shenzhen, China and Banjul, the Gambia Exchanges on Youth Volunteerism and Digital Platforms

15 April 2022: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held an online exchange event between Shenzhen, China and Banjul, the Gambia) on youth volunteerism. Representatives of the Banjul…
Cities Clusters - AgricultureCities ProjectNews
April 18, 2022

Cities in Hunan, China, and Karnali, Nepal exchange Agricultural Practices for Poverty Reduction

Beijing, 13 April 2022: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) organized an online exchange event on agriculture among cities of China and Nepal, with support of the Hunan…

Capacity Development Initiatives

Capacity Development Initiatives
January 26, 2022

Call for Applications: ADB Atoll Youth Climate Leaders

The Atoll Youth Climate Project under ADB’s Youth for Asia program is looking to recruit 15 youth from atoll nations who are passionate and committed to being young leaders for…
Capacity Development InitiativesEvents
October 13, 2021

12th ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy – Lisbon, 15-26 November 2021

When: 15-26 November 2021. Languages: The course will be available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Application: To apply for the SSE Academy, please click here. The Intenational Labour Organization…
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…

South-South Cities Clusters Members