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As a global non-profit organization recognized by the United Nations system and enjoying the Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) is committed to providing a world platform for high-level dialogue and promoting sustainable cities and human settlements for all. Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury serves as the Chairman of GFHS and its Board.
Over the years, GFHS has accomplished a number of cooperation projects with the main UN agencies including United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, International Telecommunication Union, United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as well as Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, International Union for Conservation of Nature, International Ocean Institute (IOI), World Economic Forum and C40.
Since 2005, GFHS has been convening its annual forums at the United Nations headquarters and on five continents for 17 consecutive years. Among them, one annual session was held as an associated event of 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit) and another as a parallel event of 2016 United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). As of 2022, more than 322,000 representatives from all sectors of society took part in the forums. The Forum has made positive contribution to promote sustainable cities and human settlements for all and address climate change, thereby advancing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Contact: Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)