The first meeting of UN-Habitat Executive Board in 2020 held virtually
Nairobi 29 June 2020—The First Session of the UN-Habitat Executive Board this year was held virtually on Monday with strong calls for more resources and action to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 330 participants registered for the Session, which was chaired by the United States, including representatives from the 36 members of the Executive Board and other observer countries, civil society, UN agencies and others.
The decision to hold the meeting online was based on the recommendation by the Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat during its meeting on 11 May 2020, based on the continued unpredictable global circumstances with regard to COVID-19 and measures put in place by the Government of Kenya, the United Nations and the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). Read more...
- Rules of Procedure
- Membership of the Executive Board
- Bureau of the Executive Board
- Ad-Hoc working group on programmatic, budgetary and administrative matters
- Ad-Hoc working group on working methods
- Ad-Hoc working group on the development of a stakeholder engagement policy
- Briefings by the Executive Director of UN-Habitat
- Key Documents
- Resumed meeting of the Executive Board 19 and 20 November 2019
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
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 of UN-Habitat
Bureau meetings of the Executive Board
First meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group held on 29 January 2020
Third meeting of the Ad-Hoc working group 4 March 2020
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.