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 Trade Unions and Workers PCG represents organizations who advocate the rights of workers, from national and regional trade union organizations, global union federations and trade union solidarity support organizations. The group aims to make sure that urban development policies include principles of decent work and to defend the rights of all workers, regardless of whether they are trade union members, have formal employment or work in the informal economy.
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.
Trade Unions and Workers PCG Co-Chairs
- Albert Emilio (Ambet) Yuson, Building and Woodworkers International (Switzerland)
- Rosa Pavanelli, Public Service International (Italy)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the elections of the co-chair of Trade Unions and Workers has been delayed. More information is forthcoming.
Albert Yuson, Co-Chair
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