The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) is a global UN initiative coordinated by ITU, UNECE and UN-Habitat, and supported by CBD, ECLAC, FAO, UNDESA, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNEP, UNEP-FI, UNFCCC, UNIDO, UNOP, UNU-EGOV, UN-Women, UN Tourism and WMO. U4SSC provides an international platform for information exchange and partnership building to guide cities and communities in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The U4SSC is led by the newly elected Chair, Dr. Okan Geray (Digital Dubai) and Vice-Chairs. To learn more about the U4SSC Management Team here.

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The seventh U4SSC meeting took place on 20 June 2023. Please find details here.

Thematic Groups

The U4SSC thematic groups develop action plans, technical specifications, case studies, guidelines and offer policy guidance for cities to become smarter and more sustainable while accelerating their digital transformation.

KPIs for Smart Sustainable Cities​

The U4SSC KPIs are a vital tool for cities wishing to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They support cities and communities worldwide in evaluating their level of smartness and sustainability. ​Over 150 cities worldwide are already implementing these KPIs.

Read the latest City Snapshot and Verification Report on Anyang, Korea (Republic of)

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U4SSC Country Hubs

The U4SSC Hub provides a unique platform to accelerate cooperation between public and private sector and helps facilitate the digital transformation in cities and communities, while enabling technology and knowledge transfer. It will connect the private sector ranging from start-ups and multi-nationals as well as universities and research institutions, creating truly a one-of-a-kind hub.

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