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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 53:

 

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Date of consideration:  1 November 2005 (AM)

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/484   [ F ]   [ S ]   [ A ]   [ C ]   [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/8(Suppl.)   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Report of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme on the work of its twentieth session (4‑8 April 2005) (Mandate: GA res. 56/206, sect. IA, para. 7)

 

A/60/111   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 

A/60/168   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and the strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (Mandate: GA res. 59/239, para. 21)

 

A/60/347   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Note by the Secretary-General on the coordinated implementation of the Habitat Agenda (ECOSOC dec. 2005/298)

Summary:  

At its thirty-second session, in 1977, the General Assembly decided that the Economic and Social Council should transform the Committee on Housing, Building and Planning into a Commission on Human Settlements; and decided that the reports of the Commission would be submitted to the Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (resolution 32/162).

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 47/180, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 3 to 14 June 1996. Subsequently, in its resolution 51/177, the Assembly endorsed the decision of the Conference, including the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements and the Habitat Agenda.

The question was considered at the forty-ninth, fiftieth and fifty-second to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 49/109, 50/100, 52/190, 53/180, 54/207 to 54/209, 55/194, 55/195, 56/205 and 56/206, 57/275 and 58/226).

At its fifty-fifth session, the General Assembly decided that the special session of the Assembly to review and appraise progress made in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda would be held from 6 to 8 June 2001 in New York (resolution 55/195). At its twenty-fifth special session, in 2001, the Assembly adopted the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium (resolution S-25/2).

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly decided to transform, with effect from 1 January 2002, the Commission on Human Settlements and its secretariat, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), into the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, to be known as UN-Habitat; and also decided to transform, as of the same date, the Commission on Human Settlements into the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programmes, to be known as UN-Habitat, a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly (resolution 56/206).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested UN-Habitat, within its mandate, to continue to support the efforts of countries affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies to develop prevention, rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes for the transition from relief to development; invited the Secretary-General to incorporate the assessment of progress made towards the target of achieving a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum-dwellers by 2020 in his report on the review in 2005 of the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration; and requested him to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/239).

 

 

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