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The General Assembly resolution 67/216 decided that the Habitat III conference and its Preparatory Committee shall be open to members of specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency and is calling for the promotion of an inter-agency support to the maximum possible extent.

Governing Council resolution 24/14 invites the Secretary-General of the Conference to consider establishing an effective United Nations system-wide coordination mechanism so as to enable the effective participation and contributions of United Nations departments, funds and programmes, the regional commissions and specialized agencies, and the international financial institutions, at all stages of the preparatory process and at the Conference itself.

Resolution 68/239 requests to mobilize the expertise of the United Nations system as a whole, including the regional commissions, and of other relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations, for the Habitat III preparatory process.

Habitat III is the unique opportunity for the United Nations family to meet with Governments, Mayors and the full range of urban stakeholders all over the world to discuss the challenge of how cities and towns can become better planned and managed, and fulfill their role as drivers of sustainable development.

UN task team on Habitat III

The United Nations Task Team on Habitat III is an inter-agency task force cooperating on the preparatory process to the Conference. 

United Nations funds, programmes and other entities interested in joining the United Nations Task Team on Habitat III are requested to communicate the names of the representatives to the Habitat III Secretariat habitat3secretariat@un.org.

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Intergovernmental Organizations

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. They are requested to inform the Conference secretariat of the composition of their delegation via note verbale by 13 March 2015. A scanned copy of the note verbale is to be sent to the Conference secretariat by email to habitat3secretariat@un.org copying herity@un.org.

For a list of accredited intergovernmental organizations please see the members here.

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) follows 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 communicate the composition of their delegation to the Conference secretariat by email (habitat3secretariat@un.org) no later than 13 March 2015