UN-Habitat’s governance structure is a three-tier structure made up of the UN-Habitat Assembly, the Executive Board and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution A/RES/73/239 decided to dissolve the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and to replace it with a United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Assembly). UN-Habitat Assembly is a universal body composed of the 193 member states of the United Nations and convenes every four years at the Headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. The Executive Board is composed of 36 member states elected by the UN-Habitat Assembly and meets three times a year to increase the oversight by Member States of UN-Habitat operations. The Committee of Permanent Representatives of UN-Habitat (CPR) meets twice every four years in an open-ended manner. The three governing bodies together are intended to strengthen the accountability and transparency of UN-Habitat, and provide an effective oversight mechanism for UN-Habitat to enhance its normative and operational activities.
Nairobi, 1 July 2021—The Committee of Permanent Representatives to UN-Habitat (CPR) held its first open ended, high level mid term review meeting over three days in a hybrid format with 75 countries registering to join the session.
The delegates – which included five Ministers and 44 partners - discussed the delivery of the UN-Habitat 2020-2023 Strategic Plan which is grounded in the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and is currently at its midpoint.