Membership of the Governing Council

Member states

The Governing Council meets every 2 years and is composed of 58 member states, which represent 5 regional groups. Member states are elected by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a period of four years.

Membership of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2018 (58 members)*

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African States (16)
  1. Angola (2019)
  2. Benin (2020)
  3. Chad (2019)
  4. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2022)
  5. Egypt (2018)
  6. Gabon (2018)
  7. Ghana (2018)
  8. Kenya (2019)
  9. Libya (2020)
  10. Madagascar (2020)
  11. Mauritius (2020)
  12. Nigeria (2019)
  13. Senegal (2018)
  14. Somalia (2020)
  15. South Africa (2019)
  16. Zimbabwe (2018)

*No vacant seat

Western European and other States (13)
  1. Finland (2018)
  2. France (2020)
  3. Germany (2019)
  4. Israel (2019)
  5. Norway (2020)
  6. Sweden (2019)
  7. Spain (2020)
  8. United States of America (2018)
  9. Turkey (2020)

*Four vacant seats

Latin American and Caribbean States (10)
  1. Argentina (2022)
  2. Brazil (2019)
  3. Chile (2019)
  4. Colombia (2020)
  5. Ecuador (2018)
  6. Guatemala(2018)
  7. Mexico (2019)
  8. Paraguay (2020)
  9. Uruguay (2018)

*One vacant seat

Asia-Pacific States (13)
  1. Afghanistan (2020)
  2. Bahrain (2019)
  3. China (2020)
  4. India (2019)
  5. Indonesia(2018)
  6. Iran (2022)
  7. Iraq (2022)
  8. Japan (2022)
  9. Republic of Korea (2020)
  10. Malaysia (2019)
  11. Saudi Arabia (2019)
  12. Sri Lanka (2020)
  13. Turkmenistan (2019)

*No vacant seat

Eastern European States (6)
  1. Croatia (2020)
  2. Czech Republic (2020)
  3. Georgia (2019)
  4. Russian Federation (2022)
  5. Serbia (2019)
  6. Slovakia (2018)

*No vacant seat

* Terms of office expire on 31 December of the years indicated. The information contained in this table was provided by the Economic and Social Council.

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