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, October (Quito), 2016 and May (Nairobi), 2017.
The Older Persons PCG is an outgrowth of the work of the of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing that is part of the United Nation’s Non GLS and was very active in advocating on behalf of the more than 800 million persons 60+ during last year’s negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals and in many other policy arenas globally. The Older Person PCG holds that ensuring the growth, development and management of cities reflect the demographic reality, and believes that it is vital that any efforts to deliver inclusive cities through the Habitat III framework explicitly articulates the specific ways in which we can face inequality and exclusion based on our older age.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Older Persons PCG Co-Chairs
- Katherine Kline, S.E.R.R. United States
- Sion Jones, Urbanization Policy Officer, HelpAge International, Brazil
Procedure: The Older Persons 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 candidate and his statement are listed below in alphabetical order.
Sion Jones, HelpAge International, Brazil
United States of America
- UN Habitat III
- GAP Members
- North America