UN-Habitat’s governance structure is a three-tier structure made up of the UN-Habitat Assembly, the Executive Board and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution A/RES/73/239 decided to dissolve the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and to replace it with a United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Assembly). UN-Habitat Assembly is a universal body composed of the 193 member states of the United Nations and convenes every four years at the Headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. The Executive Board is composed of 36 member states elected by the UN-Habitat Assembly and meets three times a year to increase the oversight by Member States of UN-Habitat operations. The Committee of Permanent Representatives of UN-Habitat (CPR) meets twice every four years in an open-ended manner. The three governing bodies together are intended to strengthen the accountability and transparency of UN-Habitat, and provide an effective oversight mechanism for UN-Habitat to enhance its normative and operational activities. To view the current composition of the Bureaux of the UN-Habitat Assembly, the Committee of Permanent Representatives and the Executive board, please click here.

Highlights

The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly, as discussed during the twenty-first meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme of Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) held on 30 November 2018 and endorsed during the 71st Regular meeting of the CPR on 4 December 2018 is: “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”. The CPR also endorsed the Sub theme as: “Accelerated implementation of the New Urban Agenda towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Meetings of the Executive Board

, UN-Habitat Boardroom

Meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives

, Conference Room 1
Title Governing body Type of document Meeting Meeting date Sort ascending
HSP/EB/1/1 Provisional Agenda for the first meeting of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat Executive Board Document 1st Meeting of the Executive Board
HSP/HA/1/6-English-Dialogue on the special theme for the first session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Tuesday morning)
HSP/HA/1/7 Draft strategic plan of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme for the period 2020‒2025 UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Tuesday morning)
HSP/HA/1/5 Activities of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme: ninth session of the World Urban Forum UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Tuesday morning)
HSP/HA/1/3 Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives during the intersessional period UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
HSP/HA/1/2/ADD.1 Addendum to the report of the Executive Director UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
HSP/HA/1/4 Report of the Executive Director on progress in the implementation of the NUA and the SDGs UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
A_73_726_English_Pursuant to General Assembly resolution UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
HSP/HA/1/1/ADD.1 Annotated Agenda-Advcance UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
HSP/HA/1/3/Add.1-English-Report of the Committee of Permanent Representatives on its work during the intersessional period Addendum; 72 Regular Meeting of the CPR UN-Habitat Assembly Document 1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Plenary (Monday afternoon)
Title Governing body Meeting Type Meeting date Sort ascending
Second UN-Habitat Assembly UN-Habitat Assembly
Second meeting of the Executive Board Executive Board
First Bureau meeting of the Executive Board Executive Board
1st UN-Habitat Assembly: Closing of the Session UN-Habitat Assembly
1st UN-Habitat Assembly: National Statements (Friday morning) UN-Habitat Assembly
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