In its Second Conference, organised in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, on 12th–14th May 2008, APMCHUD decided to adopt, in addition to a Declaration, an Action Plan (1) 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 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: Urban and Rural Planning and Management

WG1 lead country: Republic of INDIA


Islamic Republic of Iran

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

WG2 lead country: Islamic Republic of IRAN


Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA

– Working Group 3: 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: 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: Urban Development with a focus on Natural, Man-made and Climate – induced Disasters: Building Urban Resilience

WG5 lead country: Republic of INDONESIA


(1) In later conferences, this action plan has been called an Implementation Plan.