Grant Size :  

$100,000 to $500,000

Closing Date :

  31-01-2023

Expression of Interest in Hosting the Global Observance of World Cities Day for 2023 and 2024

About

UN-Habitat is inviting cities to express their interest in hosting the Global Observance of World Cities Day for 2023 and for 2024.

Objective
  • World Cities Day aims to raise international awareness of urbanization trends, challenges and visions for sustainable urban development, promote international cooperation and contribute to global efforts to build equitable, prosperous, sustainable inclusive cities that provide their communities with better living environments and quality of life.

Themes
  • The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life.

  • The topic of World Cities Day 2023 will be linked to Financing sustainable urban future for all. It will explore how they can unlock transformative investment in urban planning and achieve adequate fiscal decentralization. Many cities and local governments continue to be restrained in their capacity to borrow money and raise revenue for large projects.

  • The topic of World Cities Day 2024 will be linked to Youth leading climate and local action for cities. Young people advocate for bolder steps and actions to tackle climate crisis in their cities. Young people advocate for bolder steps and actions to tackle climate crisis in their cities. It will draw attention on how they can capture these bold ideas and ambitious targets and turn them into achievements.

Funding Information

To hold the Global Observance of World Cities Day in either 2023 or 2024, the host is required to provide a cash contribution of USD 350,000 (United States Dollars Three Hundred Fifty Thousand) to UN-Habitat.

Activities
  • Activities related to the Global Observance will be developed in line with available human and financial resources from the voluntary contribution by the host. A programme will be jointly developed with the host.

  • UN-Habitat will provide branded online advocacy tools and kits to support mobilization of partners and maximize outreach.

  • Details of planned World Cities Day activities taking place around the world will be uploaded by UN-Habitat on its website and social media sites and the host and partners will be encouraged to publicize their activities widely.

Eligibility :

Participation
  • UN-Habitat takes the lead in inviting and mobilizing the United Nations system, international organizations, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to observe World Cities Day.

  • The host city and country of the Global Observance work with partners and UN-Habitat to organize the main event programme. The host may invite other stakeholders in the country and region such as Ministers and Mayors to take part and support the Global Observance. The general public in the city, country and globally will be encouraged to get involved including through global platforms including social media and live streaming.

  • The host provides a financial contribution to UN-Habitat for the mobilization of the international community and other stakeholders to ensure that the event receives global visibility.

  • Details on commitments, roles and responsibilities of UN-Habitat and the host, will be outlined in a contribution agreement which will be signed by all parties involved.

Selection Process and Criteria

  • The selection of the host will be made by a UN-Habitat internal committee. The selection of the global host for World Cities Day will be guided by the following:

    • Demonstration of good practice within the host country and city on issues relating to the themes of World Cities Day

    • Geographical balance based on the locations of previous of World Cities Day Global Observances

    • Demonstration of ability and financial commitment to meet the conditions outlined and provided in more detail in the attached World Cities Day hosting guide.

    • Experience of hosting international events, including events relevant to cities

    • Accessibility of the city for international delegates.

Post Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location :
Yemen
Estonia
Syrian Arab Republic (the)
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
United States of America
Palestine
Jordan
GHANA
Niger
Tunisia
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic (the)
Chile
Colombia
Congo (the)
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Czechia
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Djibouti
Dominican Republic (the)
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
France
Gambia (the)
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hungary
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lesotho
Libya
Lithuania
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands (the)
Mauritius
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nauru
Netherlands (the)
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Oman
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Moldova (the)
Russian Federation (the)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sudan (the)
Swaziland
Switzerland
Tajikistan
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Uzbekistan
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Zimbabwe
Cook Islands (the)
Niue
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Austria
Bahamas (the)
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Chad
China
Comoros (the)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the)
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Finland
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Kenya
Kuwait
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Lebanon
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritania
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines (the)
Portugal
Republic of Korea (the)
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates (the)
United Republic of Tanzania (the)
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Holy See (the)
Antarctica
Aruba
Bermuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory (the)
Cayman Islands (the)
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the)
Curaçao
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories (the)
Gibraltar
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guernsey
Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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