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 ProjectNews
November 18, 2021

Consultative Workshop on Advancing Sustainable Agriculture Value Chain in Nepal

10 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities Project team organized the mid-term pilot workshop between Khajura rural municipality of Nepal, UNDP Nepal, WFP Nepal,…
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November 10, 2021

South-South Cities Exchange in Renewable Energy

4 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and International Center on Small Hydro Power (IC-SHP) co-organized an online South-South cities exchange and needs assessment event…
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November 3, 2021

Webinar on Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability & Climate Action through SSTC, 10 November 2021

Background Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms have heavy impacts on the infrastructure, livelihoods, and human health in cities. Cities around the world…
Cities Project COVID-19 ResponseCOVID-19News
September 29, 2021

Fiji Receives PPE and Medical Supplies from UNOSSC and its Development Partners

UNDP Resident Representative for the Pacific Office and UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Mr. Levan Bouadze officially hand over the PPE consignment to Minister of Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dr.…

Capacity Development Initiatives

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…
Capacity Development InitiativesNews
May 28, 2021

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

The┬áInternational 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…

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