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Twenty-third Session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT GC 23)

11-15 April 2011 | Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Thursday, 14 April 2011

On Thursday morning, the COW met to consider the provisional agenda and other arrangements for GC-24, and also to receive an update from the drafting committee on the status on the discussions on the draft resolutions. The drafting committee also met throughout the day to continue consideration of the draft resolutions before GC-23.

In addition, parallel events were held on topics such as: safer public spaces for women and girls; the “SymbioCity” approach; women and urban housing; land, property and housing in the Muslim world; slum upgrading in the Kibera Soweto-East area of Nairobi; a new global housing strategy to the year 2025; and sustainable urban development. The Habitat Agenda partner groups also convened to follow up on the Partners’ Platform, and representatives of private sector companies held a working group meeting.

View of the UNEP Headquarters, venue for the forum.
 
Daily Highlights
Monday, 11 April- Tuesday, 12 April- Wednesday, 13 April- Thursday, 14 April- Friday, 15 April- Summary
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Fodé Sakho, Senegal

GC-23 Vice President
Sergey Trepelkov
,
Russian Federation

Chris Mensah, UN-HABITAT

Drafting Committee Chair
Konrad Paulsen, Chile

Participants from local authorities.
Delegates from the League of Arab States.

The US delegation.

Arthit Prasartkul, Thailand
Inga Björk-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director, UN-HABITAT
GC-23 President Vincent Karega, Rwanda
PARALLEL EVENT: HABITAT AGENDA PARTNERS MEETING
Participants during the session.

Participants during the session.

PARALLEL EVENT: SAFER PUBLIC SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
Participants at the event.
AROUND THE CONFERENCE

 

 
 
Related Links
UN-HABITAT resources
*UN-HABITAT GC 23 official website
*UN-HABITAT GC 23 provisional agenda
*UN-HABITAT GC 23 documents
*UN-HABITAT GC 22 coverage
*UN-HABITAT GC 21 coverage
*UN-HABITAT GC 20 coverage

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