In its resolution 73/239, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to dissolve the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly and to replace itwith the United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Assembly), and also decided that the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly would be held in May 2019. In the same resolution, the General Assembly welcomed the report of the Open-ended Working Group, established by the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to UN-Habitat pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/226, on changing the governance structure of UN-Habitat (A/73/726), and endorsed its findings and recommendations, which included that the governing body of UN-Habitat should have universal intergovernmental membership and convene in Nairobi, during a five-day period, every four years.