8 April 2020 – The first session of the Executive Board in 2021 took place with more than 250 participants online.

The Executive Board aims to increase the oversight of UN-Habitat’s operations by Member States and to strengthen UN-Habitat’s accountability, transparency and effectiveness. It comprises 36 Member States elected by the UN-Habitat Assembly and convenes two to three times a year.

On Wednesday, the first day of the two day meeting,  the participants were welcomed by the Chair of the Executive Board and Permanent Representative of Iran to UN-Habitat.  Mr Jafar Barmaki, The Chair’s remarks were followed by a statement by Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), who outlined  the challenges faced due to COVID-19 and the measures put in place by UNON to minimize its impact and ensure business continuity.

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Notification by the Executive Director

Notification of the Executive Director

Notification by the Executive Director

Proposed Provisional Agenda

Proposed Provisional Agenda

HSP/EB.2021/1: Provisional Agenda for the 2021 first session of the Executive Board

Programme

Programme

Programme at a glance

Detailed programme

Pre-session documents

Pre-session documents

Agenda item 1: Opening of the session
HSP/EB.2021/INF/1: List of documents before the Executive Board at its first session of 2021

Agenda item 2: Organizational matters
HSP/EB.2021/1: Provisional Agenda for the 2021 first session of the Executive Board

HSP/EB.2021/1/Add.1: Annotated provisional agenda

HSP/EB.2020/28: Report of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat on the work of its second session of 2020

HSP/EB.2020/29: Decisions adopted by the Executive Board of UN-Habitat at its second session of 2020

Agenda item 4: Financial, budgetary and administrative matters, including the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in accordance with the strategic plan and a proposal on geographical and gender balance.
HSP/EB.2021/2: Report of the Executive Director on Financial, budgetary and administrative matters: interim financial status of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme as at 31 December 2020 - Advance version

HSP/EB.2021/2/Add.1: Report of the Executive Director on Staffing of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme as at 31 December 2020

HSP/EB.2021/2/Add.2: Report of the Executive Director on Financial, budgetary and administrative matters: implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in accordance with the strategic plan

HSP/EB.2021/2/Add.3: Report of the Executive Director on Staff update, equitable geographical distribution and gender parity

HSP/EB.2021/3: Report of the Executive Director on the Ongoing restructuring of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Agenda item 6: Status of and discussion on the draft annual work programme of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and draft budget of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation for 2022
HSP/EB.2021/4: Report of the Executive Director on the Draft Work Programme and Budget for the year 2022

Agenda item 7: Implementation of the normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat, including reporting on the programmatic activities of UN-Habitat in 2020 and the implementation of subprogrammes
HSP/EB.2021/5: Report of the Executive Director on Normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat: focus on the Prosperity Fund Global Future Cities Programme

HSP/EB.2021/INF/2: Report of the Executive Director on Response by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Agenda item 8: Implementation of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
HSP/EB.2021/6: Report of the Executive Director on Status of implementation of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme at its first session

Agenda item 9: Progress made by UN-Habitat in the implementation of the United Nations development system reform
HSP/EB.2021/7: Report of the Executive Director on Implementation by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme of the reform of the development system and management of the United Nations

HSP/EB.2020/16/Add.1: Report of the Executive Director on Alignment of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review process with UN-Habitat Planning Cycles

Agenda item 10: Annual report on action by UN-Habitat to strengthen protection against sexual and any other type of exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace
HSP/EB.2021/8: Report of the Executive Director on Action by UN-Habitat to strengthen protection against sexual and any other type of exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace

Agenda item 11: Annual report on action by the Executive Director to update and improve the internal management, policies and procedures of UN-Habitat.
HSP/EB.2021/9: Report of the Executive Director on Actions to update and improve the internal management, policies and procedures of UN-Habitat

Agenda item 12: Election of officers
HSP/HA.1/HLS.3: Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme

In-session documents

In-session documents

HSP/EB.2021/CRP.1 Proposed draft decisions for consideration by the Executive Board at first session for the year 2021

HSP/EB.2021/CRP.2 Analytical Brief on the Alignment of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review and the UN-Habitat Strategic Planning Processes

HSP/EB.2021/CRP.3/REV.1: Financial status of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme as at 31 March 2021

Agenda item 3
Statement by the Chair of the Ad-Hoc working group on programmatic, budgetary and administrative matters

Agenda item 4
Statement by Switzerland

Presentation by the Secretariat - Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Presentation by the Secretariat - Update on the ongoing restructuring of UN-Habitat

Response from the Secretariat to the question raised by Germany: Reconciliation statement of final report to interim report

Agenda item 6
Presentation by the Secretariat - Status of and discussion on the UN-Habitat draft annual work programme and budget for 2022

Agenda item 7
Presentation by the Secretariat - Implementation of the normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat

Presentation by the Secretariat - UN-Habitat’s response to Covid-19

Agenda item 8
Presentation by the Secretariat– implementation of resolutions and decisions adopted by the UN-Habitat Assembly

Agenda item 9 – Progress made by UN-Habitat in the implementation of the United Nations development system reform
Presentation by the Secretariat

Agenda item 10 - Action by UN-Habitat to strengthen protection against sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace
Presentation by the Secretariat

Agenda item 11- Annual report on action by the Executive Director to update and improve the internal management, policies and procedures of UN-Habitat
Presentation by the Secretariat

Statement by Portugal

Agenda item 12
Statement by Oman

Statement by Oman - ARABIC

Draft decisions of the Executive Board

Draft decisions of the Executive Board

HSP/EB.2021/CRP1/Rev.1: Draft decisions for consideration by the Executive Board at first session for the year 2021

HSP/EB.2021/CRP1/Rev.2: Draft decisions for consideration by the Executive Board at first session for the year 2021

Statements

Statements

Statement by Switzerland

Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Under-Secretary-General and Director-General of UNON

Executive Director’s Opening Speech

Statement by the Chair of the Ad-Hoc working group on programmatic, budgetary and administrative matters

Opening Statement by Kenya

Statement of the President of the UN-Habitat Assembly

Statement by Emilia Saiz - UCLG Secretary General

Statement by SAGE

Statement by Portugal

Statement by Oman

Statement by Oman - ARABIC

Statement by Huairou Commission

Statement by H.E. Beyene Russom, Ambassador of the State of Eritrea, on behalf of the African Group

Statement for ICLEI – LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Membership of the Executive Board

2020 – 2021 Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat

Chair
Asia-Pacific
Iran
Vice Chair
Africa
Egypt
Vice Chair
Latin America and the Caribbean
Chile
Vice Chair
Western Europe and Others
France
Rapporteur
Eastern Europe
Serbia

Composition of the Executive Board of the UN-Habitat (36 seats)

A. Africa (10 seats)

Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, Malawi

B. Asia-Pacific (8 seats)

Sri Lanka, Republic of Korea, China, Japan, India, Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan

C. Eastern Europe (4 seats)

Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Romania

D. Latin America and the Caribbean (6 seats)

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay

E. Western Europe and Others (8 seats)

Canada, France, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America, Germany, Spain, Portugal

Seating arrangement

Seating arrangement

Information for participants

Information for participants

Information for participants – version 4 February 2021

Important guidelines and health warning for Remote Simultaneous Interpretation

Interactio participant guide Annex 1

Interactio Participant guide Annex 2

Executive Directors’ briefing to Member States on the preparations for the 2021 first session of the Executive Board

Daily journal
Daily Journal - Day 1: 2021 First Session of the Executive Board, 7 - 8 APRIL 2021

Daily Journal - Day 2: 2021 First Session of the Executive Board, 7 - 8 APRIL 2021

Registration
Background Documents