|Organization: Secretariat Of The Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference On Housing And Urban Development|
The Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) is an inter-governmental mechanism for collaboration and cooperation in the field of housing and urban development among the Asia Pacific countries. Established under the aegis and support of UN-Habitat, APMCHUD is a consultative mechanism on the promotion of sustainable development of Housing and urban Development in the Asia-Pacific Region. APMCHUD is composed of the Biennial Ministerial Conference, the Bureau and the Secretariat. APMCHUD is represented by the Hon’ble Ministers of Housing and Urban Development of the Asia Pacific countries. The Bureau of APMCHUD elected by the Biennial Conference of Ministers responsible for Housing and Urban development holds office until the next Conference. The permanent Secretariat of APMCHUD is hosted by India in New Delhi. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA), Government of India is the nodal Ministry and Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) is the nodal institution on behalf of the MoHUPA. The Bureau of APMCHUD meets approximately 4 times a 2 years, inter-alia, to take stock of progress of various activities. The current meeting scheduled in Quito is the 4th meeting of the 5th Bureau of APMCHUD. The 5th Bureau of APMCHUD is represented by the Republic of Korea (Chair), Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Maldives, Independent State of Samoa, and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.