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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Civil Society Organizations PCG Co-Chairs
- Co-Chair: Jane Katz, Habitat for Humanity (United States) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Chair: Greg Budworth, Compass Housing (Australia) Greg.Budworth@compasshousing.org
Procedure: The Civil Society Organizations 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.
Luis Bonilla Ortiz-Arrieta | Director Operativo | TECHO
Greg Budworth, Current CSO PCG Co-chair, Compass Housing
United States of America
Jane Katz, co-chair
- UN Habitat III
- GAP Members
- North America