GAP Partner Constituent Group – Older Persons

Organization Description


October 2019 Update: Ballots have been sent out. Election timeframe dates are October 11th, 2019 9:00 AM / October 15th, 2019 12:00 AM – (GMT-6:00) Eastern time (US & Canada). Elections are to fill out the balance (1 year) of the previous incumbent’s term.

September 2019 UPDATE: Notice to GAP Membership: ELECTIONS The following two PCGs will conduct their elections according to their customs and transmit the process to the electors for publication on the GAP website: Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons.

Please click HERE for information on guidelines, timetables, and process for the election being overseen by the GAP Electors.


2019 Elections Procedure:

  • Request for nominees
  • Notifcation of nominees and accompanying statements to group members
  • Each organisation member will get one vote
  • Individual members do not get to cast a vote
  • The candidate with the largest number of votes will be selected as co-chair

The Older Persons PCG members will receive an electronic ballot with the names and statements of those running for the co-chair position. Each member may vote for one nominee.The candidate for co-chair and her statement are listed below. **Please note that the current co-chair term was extended from two to three years. This election is only to fill the remainder of the extended term (1 year) until the next election cycle. 

2019 Co-Chair Candidate : Charles Ngugi Mbugu

Please see Mbugua Application  for candidate application


I Charles Ngugi Mbugua , a member of General Assembly of Partners affiliated to International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) do hereby confirm that I do not have any other membership affiliation with any other Constituent Groups.

I do also declare that I hold the position of the main IFSW Representative at the UN- HABITAT Nairobi and this position does not pose any conflict of interst with the postion of Co-chair GAP older persons

Signed : Charles N. Mbugua

Nairobi , 3rd October 2019.


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 17 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 has 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, May (Nairobi), 2017 and February (Kuala Lumpur) 2018.

The Older Persons PCG is an outgrowth of the work of the of the Stakeholder Group on Aging 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 and

Older Persons PCG (Co)-Chair

  1. Katherine Kline, S.E.R.R. United States

What is the GAP?
GAP Older Persons 2017 Election Process Letter
Summary – Ageing and the New Urban Agenda-2
PCG Strategic Framework-2 copy






New York
New York
United States of America

Contact Person

Kathy Kline

  • Topics

    • UN Habitat III
  • types

    • GAP Members
  • regions

    • North America