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 will meet several times in different regions of the world: October, 2015 (New York), December, 2015 (Paris), March (TBA), 2015, Indonesia (July), 2016 and October (Quito), 2016.
The Indigenous People PCG represents approximately 370 million Indigenous Peoples in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide, They constitute about 5% of the world’s population, yet account for about 15% of the world’s poor.
Membership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in sustainable urbanization (a group or person may join only one PCG). To join the PCG, send an email to the contact listed with copies to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Indigenous People PCG Co-Chairs
- Open Seat
- Analucy Bengochea, Garifuna Emergency Committee of Honduras (Honduras)
The Indigenous People PCG will receive an electronic ballot with the names and statements of those running for the co-chair position 2018-2020 by May 3 to be returned by May 11. Each member may vote for one nominee.The candidate for co-chair and her statement are listed below.
- Ann Batisse, M.A. Executive Director, Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (Canada)
Ana Lucy Bengochea, co-chair
- UN Habitat III
- GAP Members
- South America