Conference History

The First APMCHUD (Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development) Conference (1st. APMCHUD) was held in New Delhi, Republic of India from 13th. to 16th. December 2006 under the thematic of “A vision for sustainable urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific by 2020“.

In its Second Conference (2nd. APMCHUD), organised in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, on 12th–14th May 2008, APMCHUD decided to adopt, in addition to a Declaration, an Action Plan (in later conferences, this action plan has been called an Implementation Plan) detailing specific actions for implementation in the period between the conferences. Furthermore, the Conference called upon countries of the region to promote and establish technical networks and working groups “…to ensure the effective execution of the action plan, relating to the different sub-themes”.

In its Third Conference (3rd. APMCHUD) held in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, on 22th-24th June 2010, APMCHUD agreed to establish five Working Groups, the Secretariat of which was to be hosted by volunteer member countries. These included:

Republic of India

Working Group 1 (WG1): Urban and Rural Planning and Management

WG1 lead country: Republic of INDIA


Islamic Republic of Iran

– Working Group 2 (WG2): Regional Urban Upgrading Working Group (RUUWG)

WG2 lead country: Islamic Republic of IRAN


Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA

– Working Group 3 (WG3): Basic Services including Energy and Mobility for Integrated and Inclusive Development

WG3 lead country: Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA


Republic of KOREA

– Working Group 4 (WG4): Financing Sustainable Housing and Urban Development including Ensuring Access to Housing and Smart City Development in the Urban-Rural Continuum

WG4 lead country: Republic of KOREA


Republic of INDONESIA

– Working Group 5 (WG5): Urban Development with a focus on Natural, Man-made and Climate – induced Disasters: Building Urban Resilience

WG5 lead country: Republic of INDONESIA

The Fourth APMCHUD Conference (4th. APMCHUD) was held in Amman, Jordan from the 10th. to the 12th. December 2012 under the thematic of “Youth and IT in Sustainable Urban Development“.

The Fifth APMCHUD Conference (5th. APMCHUD) was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from the 3rd. to the 5th. November 2014 under the thematic of “Equal Opportunities for Sustainable Development“.

The Sixth APMCHUD Conference (6th. APMCHUD) was held in New Delhi, Republic of India from 14th. to 16th. December 2016 under the thematic of “Emerging Urban Forms – Policy Responses and Governance Structure“.