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 - DRRCities ProjectNews
September 21, 2023

Local Representatives and Technical Experts from Lebanon and China Participate in Training on Disaster Risk Reduction

Around 70 local representatives and technical experts participated in the training, which was organized under the “South-South and Triangular Cooperation Pilot for Sustainable Disaster Risk Governance in Lebanon” Under the…
Cities Clusters - TransportCities ProjectNews
August 2, 2023

City-to-City Experience and Technology Exchange Workshop between Hangzhou and Santiago

As part of the pilot project on sustainable transportation, and to strengthen city-to-city technical exchanges and partnership-building, Mr. Álvaro Jordán Rifo, Specialist from the Department of Mobility and Transport of…
Cities Clusters - E-commerceCities ProjectNews
July 24, 2023

UNOSSC and China Conduct Seminar Series on South-South Cooperation in Cross-border E-commerce

24 July 2023: A capacity development seminar on South-South cooperation in cross-border e-commerce for poverty eradication and global sustainable development opened in Beijing today. Eighteen policy-makers and practitioners from 14…
Cities Clusters - TourismCities ProjectNews
July 11, 2023

UNOSSC Facilitates China-Mexico City Exchange on Innovative Digital Solutions for Heritage Protection

On 6 July 2023, the Cities Project of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held an online exchange on creative digital heritage products to achieve sustainable tourism. The…

Capacity Development Initiatives

Capacity Development InitiativesCities ProjectEvents
May 12, 2023

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC, PAHO/WHO, WHO Joint Certificate Training: Whole-of-society Approach to Creating Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Cities

When: 7, 14, 21, 27 June 2023 - 8:00 New York | 14:00 Geneva | 19:00 Bangkok | 21:00 Incheon. Venue: Virtually through UNOSSC virtual training platform (Access link will…
Capacity Development Initiatives
July 29, 2022

Specialist Short Course- Making Trade Policy Inclusive (Online), Applications deadline: 15 August 2022

When: From 1 September 2022 to 22 September 2022 Venue: Online This course provides a comprehensive package to advance understanding of inclusion in international trade and trade policy – covering poverty,…
Capacity Development Initiatives
July 29, 2022

UNFCCC CAPACITY Fellowship Programme

The Capacity Award Programme to Advance Capabilities and Institutional Training by UNFCC in one Year (CAPACITY) Fellowship Programme contributes to building capacity for addressing climate change in Small Islands Developing…
Capacity Development InitiativesNews
June 28, 2022

Call for Submissions: Experiences and Practices on Inclusive Sustainable Tourism in Cities and Localities in the Context of SSTC

The Context: The COVID-19 pandemic has dented hopes and delayed the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, affecting vulnerable countries in the Global South. The current crisis is a…

South-South Cities Clusters Members