UNECE City Day: The annual meeting in Geneva

A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses ICTs and other means to improve quality of life, the efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects.


  • Mayors from Cities in the UNECE region
  • Knowledge sharing via two roundtables on creating smart sustainable cities of the future
  • Exhibition/Fair showcasing success stories, tools & plans to create smart sustainable cities
  • KPIs to provide cities with a consistent and standardized method to collect data and measure performance

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will hold its 68th meeting under the theme “Smart sustainable cities: Drivers for Sustainable Development” on 9 – 10 April 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. To inform the intergovernmental discussions of the 56 UNECE member States, the Commission is preceded by a Day of Cities that brings together Mayors, urban managers and other key municipal practitioners for an exchange of views and knowledge sharing of good practices and successful planning strategies. In two roundtables, participants will discuss approaches on how to create smart sustainable cities, focusing on ways to improve the quality of life of people and on improving the efficiency of urban operations, services, and competitiveness. 

The Day of Cities also provides an opportunity to learn more about UNECE instruments that support sustainable practices and ways to monitor progress on the path towards creating a smart sustainable city. 

An exhibition and information fair invites participants to showcase their success stories and present useful tools that help to embrace smart and sustainable practices.

UNECE Day of Cities

April 8th – 10th

Geneva Switzerland