The Executive Board of UN-Habitat will hold its second session for the year 2022 from 21 to 23 November 2022.



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

Rules of Procedure

HSP/HA.1/HLS.3 - Rules of procedure of the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Membership of the Executive Board

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, Bahrain, 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

2022 – 2023 Bureau of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat

Latin America and the Caribbean
Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Eastern Europe
Western Europe and Others