The UN-Habitat Assembly

The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly, as discussed during the twenty-first meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme of Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) held on 30 November 2018 and endorsed during the 71stRegular meeting of the CPR on 4 December 2018 is: “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”.  The CPR also endorsed the Sub theme as: “Accelerated implementation of the New Urban Agenda towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

During the first session, The Assembly is expected establish the Executive Board of UN-Habitat and elect its members, to review and approve the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and also review the Progress in implementation of New Urban Agenda, among other things.

Member States of the United Nations are expected to participate in the deliberations of the UN-Habitat Assembly. In addition, a State which is a member of a Specialized Agency, and Observer Members States of the United Nations may participate in the deliberations of the UN-Habitat Assembly in the capacity of an observer.

The Assembly will also be attended by United Nations Agencies, Local authorities and non-state actors including civil society, youth and women group representatives, the private sector and the Academia.

Online registration will close on 16 May 2019. For further information please its website

 

UN Habitat Assembly

 

Draft Indicative Programme:

Saturday 25 May 2019

  • Stakeholders Forum

Sunday 26 May 2019

  • Private Sector Dialogue
  • Meetings of Regional Groups

Monday 27 May 2019

  • Election of the Assembly President and other officials of the Bureau
  • Election of Members of the Executive Board
  • Adoption of Rules of Procedure of the UN-Habitat Assembly and the Executive Board
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Policy Statement of the Executive Director
  • Statements by Member States
  • Review of the Progress Report of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat
  • Press Conference
  • Opening of Exhibition
  • Side events

Tuesday 28 May 2019

  • High Level Financing Dialogue, followed by Pledging Session
  • Review of the Progress Report of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat
  • Review of Progress report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs
  • Statements by Member States and observers
  • Side events
  • Exhibition

Wednesday 29 May 2019

  • Interactive Strategic Dialogue between Member States, local authorities and other partners on the special Theme of the Assembly: Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities
  • Review of Progress report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs
  • Review of the Report on the World Urban Forum
  • Review of the Strategic Plan of UN-Habitat for the 2020-2025
  • Deliberations on UN-Habitat Assembly resolutions
  • Side events and Exhibition

Thursday 30 May 2019

  • First -Meeting of the Executive Board
  • Review of the UN-Habitat Work Programme and Budget for 2020
  • Review of the Report on the World Urban Forum
  • Review of the Strategic Plan of UN-Habitat for the 2020-2025
  • Deliberations on Assembly resolutions
  • Side events and Exhibition

Friday 31 May 2019

  • Adoption of UN-Habitat Assembly decisions and resolutions
  • Exhibition
  • Press Conference
  • Closing Ceremony
Nairobi, Kenya