8 April 2021 – The first session of the Executive Board in 2021 took place with more than 250 participants online.
The Executive Board aims to increase the oversight of UN-Habitat’s operations by Member States and to strengthen UN-Habitat’s accountability, transparency and effectiveness. It comprises 36 Member States elected by the UN-Habitat Assembly and convenes two to three times a year.
On Wednesday, the first day of the two day meeting, the participants were welcomed by the Chair of the Executive Board and Permanent Representative of Iran to UN-Habitat. Mr Jafar Barmaki, The Chair’s remarks were followed by a statement by Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), who outlined the challenges faced due to COVID-19 and the measures put in place by UNON to minimize its impact and ensure business continuity.
- Notification by the Executive Director
- Proposed Provisional Agenda
- Pre-session documents
- In-session documents
- Draft decisions of the Executive Board
- Post-session documents
- Membership of the Executive Board
- Seating arrangement
- Information for participants
- Daily journal
Agenda item 1: Opening of the session
Agenda item 2: Organizational matters
Agenda item 4: Financial, budgetary and administrative matters, including the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in accordance with the strategic plan and a proposal on geographical and gender balance.
Agenda item 6: Status of and discussion on the draft annual work programme of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and draft budget of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation for 2022
Agenda item 7: Implementation of the normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat, including reporting on the programmatic activities of UN-Habitat in 2020 and the implementation of subprogrammes
Agenda item 8: Implementation of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
Agenda item 9: Progress made by UN-Habitat in the implementation of the United Nations development system reform
Agenda item 10: Annual report on action by UN-Habitat to strengthen protection against sexual and any other type of exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace
Agenda item 11: Annual report on action by the Executive Director to update and improve the internal management, policies and procedures of UN-Habitat.
Agenda item 12: Election of officers
Agenda item 3
Agenda item 4
Agenda item 6
Agenda item 7
Agenda item 8
Agenda item 9 – Progress made by UN-Habitat in the implementation of the United Nations development system reform
Agenda item 10 - Action by UN-Habitat to strengthen protection against sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace
Agenda item 11- Annual report on action by the Executive Director to update and improve the internal management, policies and procedures of UN-Habitat
Agenda item 12
2020 – 2021 Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat
Composition of the Executive Board of the UN-Habitat (36 seats)
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