GAP Partner Constituent Group – Civil Society Organizations

Organization Description


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 Civil Society Organizations PCG represents non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens and include the family and the private sphere referred to as the third sector of society.

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 and

Civil Society Organizations PCG Co-Chairs


CSO PCG Newsletter March 2017 Final
CSO PCG Newsletter May 2017

2018 Elections

Procedure: The Civil Society Organizations PCG members will receive an electronic ballot with the names and statements of those running for the co-chair positions 2018-2020 by May  to be returned by May 11. Both seats are open. Each member may vote for two nominees.The candidates and their statements are listed below in alphabetical order.

Nina Milkova Ilieva, ADAPTATIONS LLC Sofia/NYC
Ilieva_Statement of interest for the Civil Society Executive PCG

Jane Katz, Habitat for Humanity (United States)
GAP Civil Society Co-Chair nomination – Jane Katz

Larry O’Brien, COMPASS Housing Services (Australia)
OBrien_application for Co Chair of CSO PCG V1 BS






Washington D.C.
United States of America

Contact Person

Jane Katz, co-chair

  • Topics

    • UN Habitat III
  • types

    • GAP Members
  • regions

    • North America
  • scales

    • International
  • focus

    • International