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Twenty-Sixth Session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat

Nairobi, Kenya

Monday to Friday, May 8-12

The 26th session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council (GC26) will take place at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya under the theme, “Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda.” This session of the Governing Council follows the adoption of the New Urban Agenda during the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. Plenary sessions will discuss the activities of UN-Habitat, the agency’s work plan and budget for 2018-2019, and will review the outcome of the Habitat III Conference.


The sub-themes for GC26 are:
Sub-theme 1: Towards inclusive, sustainable and adequate housing for a better future
Sub-theme 2: Synergies and financing for sustainable urbanization
Sub-theme 3: Integrated human settlements planning for sustainable urbanization


More information is available at:

Huairou Events List

Women’s Caucus

Daily: Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11

8:00-10:00 AM

Conference Room 7

Hosted by the Huairou Commission

Taking Action to Implement The New Urban Agenda Through Urban Thinkers Campuses

Monday, May 8

1:00-1:45 PM

Conference Room 11

Side Event hosted by Arcadis Shelter Program & World Urban Campaign (WUC)

Putting Safety at the Core of Local Government Development Agenda
Tuesday, May 9
1:00-1:45 PM
Conference Room 14
Side Event hosted by the Government of South Africa

Engendering the New Urban Agenda Implementation

Wednesday, May 10

2:00-2:45 PM

Conference Room 11

Side Event hosted by Huairou Commission

Download the full printable event flyer here.