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Background Information

The following background papers, called Backgrounders, were prepared by the United Nations Department of Public Information in preparation for the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held 3-14 June 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey.
1 Why a conference on cities?
2 Global Report on Human Settlements
3 Profile of Dr. Wally N’Dow
Secretary-General of Habitat II

4 Is there a right to housing?
5 Governance, participation and partnerships
6 Women, homes and communities
7 Partnerships for the urban environment
8 Survival in the Cities: Urban Poverty and Urban Development
9 Population and urbanization


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