Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme First Meeting (resumed) will be 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. Please click here to register.


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

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