Invited Session Organiser

United for Smart Sustainable Cities

United Nations

The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) is a UN initiative coordinated by ITU, UNECE and UN-Habitat, and supported by CBD, ECLAC, FAO, ITU, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UN Environment, UNEP-FI, UNFCCC, UNIDO, UNU-EGOV, UN-Women, and WMO to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11: "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". U4SSC serves as the global platform to advocate for public policy and to encourage the use of ICTs to facilitate and ease the transition to smart sustainable cities. U4SSC is currently working on the following deliverables:

  • Guidelines on tools and mechanisms to finance SSC projects;
  • Guidelines on strategies for circular cities;
  • City science application framework;
  • Guiding principles for artificial intelligence in cities;
  • Blockchain 4 cities;
  • The Impact of Frontier Technologies in Cities.