At the XXIXth  General Assembly of the Forum of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Housing and Urban Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (MINURVI) held in December 2020, the member states adopted the decision, through the Declaration of Bogotá, to create a Technical Secretariat within the Executive Committee of the Forum, and that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will jointly assume this role.