New Bureau members of UN-Habitat’s Executive Board are elected

Nairobi, 27 – 29 October 2020 – The Executive Board of UN-Habitat held its second session for 2020 virtually in keeping with COVID-19 protocols.

The President of the UN-Habitat Assembly, Ms. Martha Delgado of Mexico, commended the contribution of UN-Habitat in the fight against COVID-19 and urged member states to renew their support, including financial contributions to the agency. Read more...

The next session of the Executive Board will be held from 6 to 7 April 2021. Member States will be briefed on the status of the Work Programme and Budget for the year 2022 and will review the financial, budgetary and administrative matters of UN-Habitat including the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy. The Board will also review a proposal to improve geographical and gender balance at UN-Habitat. The Board will further consider the annual report on UN-Habitat actions to strengthen protection against sexual exploitation and abuse and against workplace sexual harassment, including any actions to improve related policies and procedures at UN-Habitat.  Finally, the Board will also be briefed on the implementation of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the UN-Habitat Assembly; progress made in the implementation of the United Nations development system reform; and normative and operational activities including reporting on programmatic activities, implementation of sub-programmes and Flagship Programmes, and technical cooperation activities.


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

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

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

Agenda for the meeting

PowerPoint presentation from the Executive Director

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the Bureau meeting 18 March 2020

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the Bureau meeting 19 March 2020

Agenda for the meeting

Presentation by the Executive Director to the Bureau

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the fifth Bureau meeting

Presentation of the Executive Director - Bureau 8 June 2020

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the held on Bureau 8 June 2020

Enabling draft decision for the adoption of decisions by the Board during Covid-19 pandemic when not in session

Guidelines for the virtual first session of the Executive Board in 2020 as at 24 June 2020

Presentation by the Executive Director

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating for the seventh Bureau meeting of the Executive Board for the Year 2020

Provisional Agenda of the Bureau Meeting to be held on 10 August 2020

Provisional Agenda of the second session of the Executive Board as approved by the Board on 29 June 2020

Proposed revised provisional Agenda for the second session of the Executive Board for consideration of the Bureau

Workplan for the Bureau of the Executive Board towards the second session of the Board

Roadmap of key activities towards the second session of the Executive Board

A background note on the UN-Habitat Governance Structure

Presentation by the Executive Director

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the Bureau meeting

Schedule of meetings towards the second session of the Executive Board in 2020 – version as at 31 August 2020

Agenda for the Bureau meeting

Presentation by the Executive Director of UN-Habitat

Interpretation schedule and prioritized Agenda items for the 2020 second session of the Executive Board

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the second Bureau meeting

Possible outcomes for the second session of the Executive Board in 2020

Presentation by the Executive Director

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the Bureau meeting

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

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

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

Summary of discussions emanating from the meeting held on 4 March 2020

Agenda for the meeting

Scenarios for the proposed work programme and budget 2021

Presentation on the 2019 Annual progress report on the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Summary of the discussions during the fourth meeting of the ad-hoc working group

Agenda

Draft Work Programme and Budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021

Strategic Plan for the period 2020−2023: the draft Resource Mobilization Strategy and review of the Investment Funds

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

Presentation on the resource mobilization strategy including pledge receipts

Summary of discussions emanating from the fifth meeting of the Ad-hoc working group

Agenda

Draft Partnership Strategy, including UN-Habitat engagement with the private sector and with non-governmental partners

Draft Financial Plan

Presentation on draft partnership strategy, including UN-Habitat engagement with the private sector and with non-governmental partners

Presentation on the financial plan of the implementation of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Summary of discussions emanating from the sixth meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group

Provisional Agenda for the meeting

Draft work programme and budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021 – Scenario with Foundation Non-Earmarked Budget at USD 10 million – draft as at 15 July 2020

Draft work programme and budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2021 – Scenario with Foundation Non-Earmarked Budget at USD 5.5 million – draft as at 15 July 2020

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

Summary of discussions emanating from the seventh meeting of the Ad-hoc working group held on 24 July 2020

Statement made by H.E Agrina Mussa Permanent Representative of Malawi to UN-Habitat

Statement made by H.E. Mr. Ndongo Dieng Permanent Representative of Senegal to UN-Habitat

Summary of discussions emanating from the continuation of the seventh meeting of the Ad-hoc working group held on 30 July 2020

Provisional Agenda for the meeting

Agenda item 2 - Presentation on the draft capacity building strategy for the implementation of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Agenda item 3 - Presentation on the draft accountability framework for the implementation of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Summary of discussions and recommendations emanating from the meeting

Report A/75/7 from the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the proposed programme budget for 2021

Report A/75/16 of the Committee for Programme and Coordination

Roadmap towards the preparation and approval process of the draft work programme and budget of UN-Habitat for the year 2022

HSP/ EB.2020/CRP2 Financial, budgetary and administrative matters: Interim financial status as at 30 September 2020

HSP/ EB.2020/CRP3 Report on staffing as at 30 September 2020

Presentation by the Secretariat

Ad-Hoc working group on working methods

Ad-Hoc working group on working methods

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

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

Provisional Agenda

Draft technical inputs from the Secretariat for draft decisions to be possibly adopted at the second session of the year of the Executive Board

Reviewed draft decisions with track changes including also the suggested language from the Secretariat as requested by the Ad-hoc working group during its meeting held on 19 October 2020

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

Abridged version of the options on the alignment of the planning cycles of UN-Habitat with the quadrennial comprehensive policy review process HSP/EB/2020/CRP.5

Agenda for the meeting

Track changes version of draft decisions to be possibly adopted by the Executive Board at its 2020 second session - as after the meeting held on 22 October 2020

Clean version ‘ First reading’ of draft decisions to be possibly adopted by the Executive Board at its 2020 second session

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

Briefing by the Executive Director on preparations for the second session of the Executive Board in 2020

Rules of procedure of the Executive Board

Notification of the Executive Director

Provisional Agenda of the Executive Board

The annotated Agenda of the Executive Board

Presentation by the Executive Director on the preparations of the first session of the Executive Board in 2020

Post-briefing documents

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

Key messages - COVID-19 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

UN-Habitat response on Programme Support Costs and financial management of UN-Habitat

Policy and procedures for Programme Support Cost_ST/AI/286/E

Policy and procedures for Programme Support Costs_Controller Memo 8 June 2012

UN-Habitat written responses on comments provided by the United States of America 31 March 2020

UN-Habitat response on cost of an Executive Board session 31 March 2020

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy for sub-Saharan Africa updated as at 10 April 2020

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy for sub-Saharan Africa including country information version 10 April 2020

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

HSP/EB.1/2/Rev.1 – Report of the Executive Director on the Work Programme and Budget for the year 2020

HSP/EB.1/12: Report of the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme on the work of its resumed first meeting

Previous sessions of the Executive Board