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 - TourismCities ProjectNews
December 7, 2022

Experience Exchange on Heritage Protection Held Among Cities in China, Colombia and Peru

On 30 November 2022, the Cities Project of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held an online exchange on the protection, development, and promotion of historical and cultural…
Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectNews
November 10, 2022

Launch of Cities Project Pilot on SSTC for Sustainable Disaster Risk Governance in Lebanon

On 10 November 2022, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities project team, UNDP China and Lebanon co-organized a virtual pilot kick-off meeting to formally start the implementation…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - E-commerceCities ProjectNews
November 2, 2022

Experience Exchange on Gender Equality and Women’s Entrepreneurship Held Among Cities in China, Jordan and Peru

On 28 October 2022, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) organized an online exchange on gender equality and women’s entrepreneurship, bringing together officials and representatives from the Greater…
Cities Clusters - E-commerceCities ProjectNews
September 21, 2022

UNOSSC and CATIS Launch E-commerce Report at the 2022 Global Cross-border E-commerce Conference

Under the theme of "Digitalization of Cross-border E-commerce Boosts Common Development of RCEP," the 2022 Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference was held in Guangzhou, China on August 26. At the opening,…

Capacity Development Initiatives

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…
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…

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