UN-Habitat postpones the first Executive Board meeting of 2020

 Nairobi, Kenya 20 March 2020 – UN-Habitat has announced that, based on the recommendation by the Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat during its meeting on 19 March 2020, the first session of the Executive Board  2020,  scheduled to take place from 31 March to 1 April 2020 at UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi, has been postponed.

 The Bureau of the Executive Board made this recommendation based on consultations related to the COVID-19 situation and measures put in place by both the Government of Kenya, the United Nations and the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON).

 An update on any new potential dates for the first session of the Executive Board 2020 which UN-Habitat will officially communicate to Member States in due course.


Overview

Overview

The Executive Board aims to increase the oversight of UN-Habitat operations by Member States and to strengthen UN-Habitat’s accountability, transparency and effectiveness. This body will ensure greater efficiency in decision-making, help to build trust and attract sufficient, sustainable and predictable funding. It comprises 36 member states elected by the UN-Habitat Assembly and convenes three times a year to undertake the following:

 

i) Oversee the implementation of the normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat;

ii) Ensure accountability, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness;

iii) Approve and oversee the implementation of the annual programme of work and budget and of the resource mobilization strategy, in accordance with the strategic plans and the political guidelines provided by the UN-Habitat Assembly;

iv) Adopt decisions, under its mandate, on, among other things, programmatic, operational and budgetary issues for the adequate and effective implementation of the resolutions and other decisions adopted by the UN-Habitat Assembly;

v) Guide and support efforts to finance UN-Habitat;

vi) Oversee the compliance of UN-Habitat with evaluations and support auditing functions;

vii) Collaborate with the executive boards of other United Nations agencies, in accordance with the Secretary-General’s management reforms.

Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure

HSP/HA.1/HLS.3 - Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Membership of the Executive Board

Membership of the Executive Board

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

Bureau of the Executive Board

Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat

Chair Year 1
Western Europe and Others
United States
Vice Chair
Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina
Vice Chair
Asia-Pacific
China
Vice Chair
Eastern Europe
Russia
Rapporteur Year 1
Africa
Malawi

Bureau meetings of the Executive Board

Provisional Agenda of the first Bureau Meeting of UN-Habitat Executive Board 21 June 2019 - Rev 1

Summary of discussions and recommendations - First Bureau meeting of the Executive Board 21 June 2019

Provisional Agenda Second Bureau meeting of the Executive Board 2 October 2019

Summary of discussions and recommendations - Second Bureau meeting of the Executive Board 2 October 2019

Provisional Agenda of the third Bureau Meeting of the Executive Board

o Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the third Bureau meeting of the Executive Board held on 04 November 2019

Agenda - Seventh Bureau meeting of the Executive Board 3 December 2019

Summary of discussions and recommendations - Seventh Bureau meeting of the Executive Board 3 December 2019

Agenda of the meeting

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the first Bureau meeting held on 14 January 2020

Presentation from the Executive Director to the first Bureau meeting held on 14 January 2020

Briefing by the Executive Director to the Bureau on preparations of WUF 10

Roadmap towards the 2020 first regular session of the Executive Board

Ad-Hoc working group on programmatic, budgetary and administrative matters

First meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group held on 13 January 2020

Agenda for the first regular meeting of the Executive Board

PowerPoint Presentation of the draft work programme of UN-Habitat for 2021

Roadmap towards the 2020 first regular session of the Executive Board

Summary of discussions during the first meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group

Second meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group 26 February 2020

Agenda for the meeting

Draft work programme and draft budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021

PowerPoint presentation of the draft work programme and draft budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021

Summary of the outcomes of WUF 10

Summary of the discussions during the second meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group

Third meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group - 4 March 2020

Agenda for the meeting

UN systemwide Guidelines on Safer Cities and Human Settlements

Concept Note on UN systemwide Guidelines on Safer Cities

Prospectus on 2020 Safer Cities Roundtable to be held in Vienna

UN-Habitat flyer on Urban Crime Prevention and Safety

UN-Habitat draft Capacity Building Strategy

Prioritization process between operational and normative activities of the Strategic Plan 2020-2023 – Template for Programme Implementation Plan

Update on the on-going restructuring of UN-Habitat

Presentation on the draft Capacity Building Strategy

Presentation on the implementation of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Presentation on the draft concept note on Safer Cities

Ad-Hoc working group on working methods

First meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group held on 29 January 2020

Agenda for the meeting

PowerPoint presentation of the briefing on WUF 10

Roadmap towards the 2020 first session of the Executive Board

Summary of discussions of the first meeting held on 29 January 2020

Third meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group 4 March 2020

Agenda for the meeting

Version of the Co-Chairs’ discussion paper as at 26 February 2020

Version of the Co-Chairs’ discussion paper as after 4 March 2020

Ad-Hoc working group on the development of a stakeholder engagement policy
Briefings by the Executive Director of UN-Habitat

Briefing by the Executive Director - 31 March 2020

Draft Work programme and budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021

Financial status of UN-Habitat as at 31 December 2019

Narrative for the scenarios on the work programme and budget for the year 2021

USA comments on financial and administrative matters of UN-Habitat based on background documentation

USAID inputs on work programme and budget scenarios for the year 2021

USAID inputs on the presentation by the Executive Director on the financial status of UN-Habitat

Presentation by the Executive Director - financial update and Covid-19 response and impact - 31 March 2020

UN-Habitat corporate response on Covid-19: Policy and Programmatic framework

Key messages - COVID-10 and informal settlements

UN-Habitat corporate response on Covid-19: Updates on Covid-19

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy for sub-Saharan Africa

UN-Habitat's contribution to Government of Kenya efforts in mitigating Covid-19

Key Documents

Key Documents

HSP/EB/1/4 - Report of the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme on the work of its first meeting English

HSP/EB.1/11 - Decisions adopted by the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme at its resumed first session

Resumed meeting of the Executive Board 19 and 20 November 2019

Resumed meeting of the Executive Board

Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme First Meeting (resumed) was held on 19 and 20 November 2019 in Conference Room 2, starting at 9.00 a.m. at United Nations offices at Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.