GAP Partner Constituent Group – Local and Subnational Authorities

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 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 Local and Subnational Authorities PCG represents local and regional governments, its associations and networks, gathered within the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments Towards Habitat III, involved in building sustainable and resilient, inclusive and well-governed cities, cohesive territories that can foster universal access to basic services, empower citizens, promote urban-rural linkages, protect cultural diversity and eradicate poverty.

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

Local and Subnational Authorities PCG Co-Chairs

Elections 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the elections of the co-chair of LA-PCG has been delayed by about two weeks. The call for candidates will go out next week. All networks  who are members of the Global Task Force (GTF) are eligible to nominate a candidate. Based on the nominations received, the co-chair will be elected, either through a process of consensus building, or via a vote. The process is expected to be concluded by the end of July.



  • Topics

    • UN Habitat III
  • types

    • GAP Members
  • regions

    • Europe
  • scales

    • International
  • focus

    • International