2018 Summer Internship Series: Tegshzaya Demid at the NGO Committee on Human Settlements

By: Tegshzaya Demid ’19

I did my internship at NGO Committee on Human Settlement at the United Nations in New York City from May 01 to June 29, 2018. The objective of the CHS is to monitor collectively, and through its respective organizations, the implementation of commitments set forth in the Habitat Agenda of the Conference on Human Settlements, and Agenda 21 of the Conference on the Environment and Development and relevant elements from plans of action or other United Nations conferences that promote the provision of adequate shelter for all and sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world.

Tegshzaya at the UN Headquarters

During my internship period, I was in charge of conducting research on the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goal 11 – “Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable”, and consulting relevant stakeholders in the field of human settlements on various issues, such as affordable housing, within the sustainable development framework. Moreover, I assisted in the preparation of the side events at the United Nations during the ECOSOC Integration Segment Forum from May 1st to May 3rd and the preparation for 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) from July 9th to July 18th.

Taken by Tegshzaya during the side event at the United Nations 2018 Integration Segment of ECOSOC

It was a great experience from the field of human settlement through the sustainable development which is one of the biggest issues within the development.