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 - TransportCities ProjectNews
December 13, 2023

UNOSSC Facilitates South-South Exchange on Urban Mobility between Cities in Argentina, Chile and China

On 12 December 2023, the Cities Project of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held an online exchange on innovative urban mobility, fostering collaboration among officials from Buenos…
Cities Clusters - AgricultureCities ProjectNews
November 23, 2023

UNOSSC Cities Project Facilitates Collaboration Between Gurbhakot, Nepal, and Nanjing, China on Agro-industrial Park Planning

From 17 to 20 November 2023, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities Project and officials from Gurbhakot, Nepal undertook a field visit to Nanjing, China. The visit…
Cities Clusters - E-commerceCities ProjectNews
November 9, 2023

6th China International Import Expo: An Important Platform to Promote South-South Trade

From 5 to 10 November, the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) was held in Shanghai, bringing together over 3,400 exhibitors from 154 countries, regions, and international organizations. Among them,…
Cities Clusters - TourismCities ProjectNews
November 6, 2023

UNOSSC Cities Project and WHITRAP strengthen collaboration at 2023 World Heritage Creative Innovator Forum

From 2 to 3 November, representatives of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities Project participated in the 2023 World Heritage Creative Innovator Forum in Guangzhou, China. The…

Capacity Development Initiatives

Capacity Development InitiativesNews
February 7, 2024

APRM E-Training on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Accelerating the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and SDGs, 6 March-10 April 2024

When: 6 March – 10 April 2024 Where: Online Registration: To register for this training programme, please click here. The African Peer Review Mechanism in collaboration with the GIZ ,…
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…

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