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 Preparatory Committee 1: 17-18 September 2014

The first session of the Preparatory Committee of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) was held in New York, United Nations Headquarter, from Wednesday, 17 September to Thursday, 18 September 2014.

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Official Documents PrepCom1
downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/1 Provisional agenda and annotations
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downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/1/Rev.1 Provisional agenda and annotations
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/2 Draft provisional rules of procedure of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)
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downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/2/Rev.1 Draft provisional rules of procedure of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/3 Arrangements for accreditation and participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders in the preparatory process and in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/4 Preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
Report of the Secretary-General of the Conference
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/5 Progress to date in the implementation of the outcomes of the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and identification of new and emerging challenges on sustainable urban development
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/6 Report of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) on the work of its first session
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downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/INF/1 Draft List of participants
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downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/INF/2 Draft provisional rules of procedure of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)
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downloadA/CONF.226/PC.1/INF/3 Financing of the preparatory process and the Conference
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A/CONF.226/PC.1/INF/4 Consolidated list of non-governmental organizations and major groups recommended for special accreditation to the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
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Statements Preparatory Committee

downloadStatement by the Secretary General of the Conference
Opening Statements

Agenda Item(s):
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:54 AM – 11:23 AM

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downloadStatement by the Secretary General of the Conference
United Nations system

Agenda Item(s): A/CONF.226/PC.1/4 Preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Report of the Secretary-General of the Conference
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:40 – 11:57

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Agenda Item(s): A/CONF.226/PC.1/5 Progress to date in the implementation of the outcomes of the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and identification of new and emerging challenges on sustainable urban development

 

downloadStatement by Senegal
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:06 PM – 12:11 PM

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downloadStatement by Nigeria
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:12 PM – 12:17 PM

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downloadStatement by Kenya
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:17 PM – 12:25 PM

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downloadStatement by Ethiopia
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:39 PM – 12:44 PM

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downloadStatement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
United Nations system

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:46 PM – 12:50 PM

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downloadStatement by Angola
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:11 PM – 15:15 PM

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downloadStatement of the Group of 77 and China by Bolivia
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:16 – 15:21 PM

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downloadStatement by EU
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:21 – 15:27 PM

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downloadStatement by Lesotho
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:34 – 15:21 PM

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downloadStatement by Germany
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:46 – 15:50 PM

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downloadStatement by the Russian Federation
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:51 – 15:56 PM

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downloadStatement by Japan
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 15:56 – 16:01 PM

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downloadStatement by South Africa
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 16:05 – 16:13 PM

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download Statement by Grenada
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 16:45 – 16:50 PM

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downloadStatement by Singapore
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 16:54 – 16:58 PM

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downloadStatement by Ecuador
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 16:59 – 17:07 PM

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downloadStatement by the ILO
IGO

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 17:18 – 17:20 PM

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downloadStatement by Benin
Country Statements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 17:41 – 17:50 PM

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downloadStatement by China
Country Statements

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:17 – 10:24 PM

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downloadStatement by Finland
Country Statements

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downloadStatement by Brazil
Country Statements

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downloadStatement by the IOM
NGO/IGO

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:40 – 10:42 PM

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downloadStatement by the Habitat Professionals Forum

 

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downloadStatement by Habitat for Humanity

 

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downloadStatement of Local and Regional Governments

 

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downloadStatement of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

 

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Statement of Habitat International Coalition

 

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Statement by the Chair of the Working Group
Opening Statements

Agenda Item(s): A/CONF.226/PC.1/INF/3 Financing of the preparatory process and the Conference
Thursday, September 18, 2014 15:40 – 15:44 PM

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Statement by IFAD
NGO/IGO

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Status of National Reports for Habitat III
Programme of the first session of the Preparatory Committee

 

Draft-programme

Side events, 17 - 18 September 2014

downloadPlease click here to download the side events programme as a pdf

Please hover your mouse over the event names to find out more on the individual events

Side-Events-Programme

Organizations wishing to hold a side event during the first Preparatory Committee (PrepCom1) for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) were required to submit their proposal until 15 August 2014 via email to: habitat3secretariat@un.org. Please note that applications are now closed.

Parallel events, 12 - 16 September 2014

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Web-Programme2

Organizations wishing to hold a side event during the first Preparatory Committee (PrepCom1) for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) were required to submit their proposal until 15 August 2014 via email to: habitat3secretariat@un.org. Please note that applications are now closed.

Open Consultations

Interested organizations and major groups, including local authorities and other stakeholders that are currently in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, wishing to request an Open Consultation with the Secretary-General of the Conference were required to contact the Habitat III Secretariat via email with an indication of preferred date and time (maximum 2 hours per group). Open Consultations are not bilateral meetings with individuals or organizations, but were requested by a group of organizations or stakeholders and or/representatives of major groups. The Open Consultation was scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please note that the application for Open Consultations during PrepCom1 are now closed.

downloadFind all information on the Open Consultation with the Secretary-General of the Conference as a pdf here

Note for Participants: Practical information

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Please click here to download the Information note for participants at PrepCom1 as a pdf


I. Introduction

The first session of the Preparatory Committee of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be held in New York, United Nations Headquarter, Conference Room 2 and 3 (Conference Building – CB), from Wednesday, 17 September to Thursday, 18 September 2014.

Address:
United Nations Plaza
405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States

The Habitat III Secretariat can be contacted at habitat3secretariat@un.org

II. Participation and access

Passes provided by United Nations security will allow registered participants access to the United Nations Headquarters. On-site registration will take place at United Nations Headquarters (at the United Nations Visitor Centre, located at 47th street and 1st Avenue) on 17 and 18 September, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am.

Members States
Member States are requested to inform the Conference secretariat of the composition of their delegation via note verbale from their Permanent Mission to the United Nations. A scanned copy of the note verbale is to be sent to the Conference secretariat by email to habitat3secretariat@un.org copying elliotts@un.org.

Members of delegations requiring a pass are requested to liaise with their Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Intergovernmental organizations
(i) Intergovernmental organizations holding observer status with the General Assembly or hold consultative status with the Economic and Social Council are requested to register through the same procedure used by Member States. To obtain the pass for attending the Preparatory Committee, a valid national passport or photo ID must be presented to the United Nations Visitor Centre at the stated date and time for the issuance of a pass together with the confirmation e-mail which was sent to each nominated representative after the registration form was received and status confirmed.

United Nations system
The registration of representative of the specialized agencies (ILO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, UPU, ITU, WMO, IMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, IAEA, WTO, UNWTO, CTBTO, and OPCW) followed the same procedures as for States.

United Nations funds, programmes and other entities (United Nations Secretariat entities, UNHCHR, UNOV, UNODC, UNON, ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNHCR, UNRWA, UNICEF, UNISDR, UNFPA, WFP, UN-WOMEN, UNFCCC, UNCCD, CBD, UNU, ITC, UNAIDS, UNITAR, UNRISD) are requested to communicated their composition of their delegation to the Conference secretariat email to habitat3secretariat@un.org.

Non-governmental organizations, major groups and representatives from sub-national government
The General Assembly, in resolution 67/216, encouraged effective contributions from and the active participation of all relevant stakeholders, including local governments, major groups as identified in Agenda 21, the relevant United Nations funds and programmes, the regional commissions and specialized agencies, the international financial institutions and other Habitat Agenda partners, at all stages of the preparatory process for the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and at the Conference itself.

(i) Accredited non-governmental organizations and major groups
Non-governmental organizations and major groups, including local authorities and other stakeholders, that are currently in consultative status withthe ECOSOC were requested to pre-register by 31 August 2014.

To obtain the pass for attending the Preparatory Committee, a valid national passport or photo ID must be presented to the United Nations Visitor Centre at the stated date and time for the issuance of the pass together with the confirmation e-mail which was sent to each nominated representative after the registration form was received and accreditation status confirmed.

(ii) Non-governmental organizations and major groups that have applied for special accreditation
Registration and application for special accreditation closed on 31 August 2014.
Non-governmental organizations and major groups that have applied for special accreditation within the deadline and have been informed about the decision of the Bureau-elect to recommend their participation needs to be approved by the Preparatory Committee.

The Preparatory Committee will discuss this matter under item 5 of the provisional agenda and decide on the approval of those recommended organization. Once the special accreditation by the Preparatory Committee has been approved and communicated via email, the nominated representative of the newly accredited organization is requested to follow the same procedure as above for obtaining the pass in order to participate at the meeting.

(iii) Representatives from sub-national government
The registration of municipal and other local or regional authorities should be arranged under the auspices of an accredited non-governmental organization or as members of a national delegation through its permanent mission to the United Nations.

III. Arrangements for meetings

Seating arrangements
Two seats (1+1) will be made available for each official government delegation at the plenary session. Member states will be seated following the all-state formula. A limited number of seats will also be available for representatives of intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations system and major groups at the plenary session.

Languages and interpretation
In the plenary room, statements made in any of the six official languages will be interpreted into the other official languages. Any representative may make a statement in a language other than the official languages. In such cases, the delegation should provide either an interpretation or a written text of the statement in one of the official languages. The interpretation or written text will be considered by the secretariat to represent the official text of the statement and will be used by United Nations interpreters as the basis for interpretation into the other official languages.

Registration for statements
Government delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (e-mail heddachem@un.org copying habitat3secretariat@un.org). Statements should be limited to three minutes when speaking in a national capacity and five minutes when speaking on behalf of a group.

Distribution of documents
In an effort to support greening, participants are encouraged to download documents of the Preparatory Committee from the Conference website (http://www.unhabitat.org/habitat-iii) or the Official Documents System of the United Nations (http://documents.un.org).

Wireless internet
Wireless Internet access will be available in both meeting rooms.

IV. Additional practical information

Accommodation
Participants are responsible for making arrangements for their own accommodation and travel. All representatives interested in attending are required to have adequate medical insurance prior to arrival.

The Habitat III Secretariat can be contacted at habitat3secretariat@un.org