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The Governing Council

Overview

In its resolution 56/206 of 21 December 2001, the General Assembly decided to transform the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements into the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT. The Assembly also decided, in the same resolution, to transform the Commission on Human Settlements to the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT. The Governing Council, which was also made into a subsidiary body of the General Assembly, reports to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and provides overall policy guidance, direction and supervision to UN-HABITAT. The objectives, functions and responsibilities of the Governing Council are set out in General Assembly resolution 32/162 and in paragraph 222 of the Habitat Agenda.

Click here to read GA resolution 32/162 and the Habitat Agenda.


Membership

AFRICAN STATES (16)

Algeria (2003)
Benin (2003)
Burkina Faso (2006)
Burundi (2006)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (2006)
Egypt (2004)
Ethiopia (2004)
Guinea (2004)
Kenya (2003)
Madagascar (2004)
Malawi (2006)
Morocco (2003)
Sierra Leone (2006)
Senegal (2006)
Uganda (2003)
United Republic of Tanzania (2004)

 

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES (10)

Argentina (2006)
Barbados (2003)
Brazil (2006)
Ecuador (2006)
Chile (2006)
Colombia (2003)
Haiti (2004)
Jamaica (2004)
Mexico (2003)
Trinidad and Tobago (2004)


EASTERN EUROPEAN STATES (6)

Croatia (2003)
Czech Republic (2003)
Poland (2006)
Republic of Moldova (2004)
Russian Federation (2006)
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2004)

WESTERN EUROPEAN AND OTHER STATES (13)

Austria (2004)
Belgium (2004)
France (2004)
Germany (2003)
Greece (2003)
Italy (2004)
Netherlands (2006)
Norway (2003)
Spain (2003)
Sweden (2004)
Turkey (2006)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2006)
United States of America (2006)

 
 

ASIAN STATES (13)

Bangladesh (2004)
China (2004)
India (2003)
Indonesia (2006)
Iran, Islamic Republic of (2006)
Iraq (2004)
Japan (2006)
Jordan (2003)
Malaysia (2003)
Pakistan (2006)
Philippines (2003)
Sri Lanka (2003)
United Arab Emirates (2004)

** Information received from the Economic and Social Council as at 12 June 2002.

() Membership expires on 31 December of the year indicated.

Bureau Members

The Following Officers were elected during GC/19:

President: Mr. Bo Goransson (Sweden)
   
Vice-Presidents: Mr. S.R.M. Arumugan Thondaman (Sri Lanka)
Mr. Henry Midian (Malawi)
Mr. Adam Kowalewski (Poland)
   
Rapporteur: Mr. Benjamin Concha (Chile)



 

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