New Bureau members of UN-Habitat’s Executive Board are elected
29 July 2020 - UN-Habitat’s Executive Board has elected the new members of its Bureau, which is responsible for organizing Board meetings, facilitating transparent decision making and guiding the Board in its conduct of work.
The Executive Board, which was resuming its first regular session this year and met online, elected Iran as the Chair of the Executive Board (Asia Pacific), Egypt (Africa), Chile (Latin America and the Caribbean) and France (Western Europe and others) as Vice Chairs and Serbia (Eastern Europe) as the Rapporteur. Together they make up the Bureau of the Executive Board. Read more...
The Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme will hold its second session for the year 2020 from 27 to 29 October 2020. The session will be held online. The decision to hold the session online was based on the recommendation by the Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat during its meeting on 10 August 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).
- 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
- Previous sessions of the Executive Board
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