The General Assembly of Partners (GAP) is an engagement platform that that aims to support stakeholder contributions to the ‘New Urban Agenda,’ the outcome document of the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October, 2016. For more information about the ‘New Urban Agenda’ see the Habitat III website.
GAP consists of 16 Partner Constituent Groups (PCG) with members from the United Nations’ nine major groups, the Habitat Agenda Partners and other relevant stakeholders. PCGs are involved with the advancement of new ideas and methodologies in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlement development, including but not limited to, public spaces and streets, urban transport and mobility, climate change and environment, energy, housing and slum upgrading, safety and security in cities.
GAP member organizations are mapped and searchable on this website’s member directory under Type: General Assembly of Partners
The General Assembly of Partners met several times in different regions of the world: October, 2015 (New York), December, 2015 (Paris), March (TBA), 2015, Indonesia (July), 2016, October (Quito), 2016 and May (Nairobi) 2017.
The Business and Industries PCG represents private sector companies and organizations and aims to stimulate the global business community through individual and shared approaches to support sustainable urbanization. It promotes responsible corporate citizenship, adopts progressive environmental practices, and creates Partnerships with civil society actors.
Membership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in sustainable urbanization (a group or person may join only one PCG). To join a PCG, send an email to the contact listed with copies to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Business & Industries PCG Co-Chairs
- Roland Hunziker, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Switzerland)
- Bert Smolders, Arcadis (The Netherlands)
Procedure: The Business and Industries PCG members will receive an electronic ballot with the names and statements of those running for the co-chair position 2017-2019 by June 15 to be returned by June 29. Each member may vote for one nominee.The candidates and their statements are listed below in alphabetical order.
FIABCI World President 2015-2016, The International Real Estate Federation
- UN Habitat III
- GAP Members