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8 June
General Assembly renews commitment to principles of Habitat Agenda, pledges accelerated drive to ensure full implementation

Special Session's Thematic Committee considers "Poverty Eradication", hears case studies on projects in Thailand, Peru, Morocco

Negative impact of conflict, natural disasters on settlement policies stressed at General Assembly Special Session on Habitat Agenda

Press conference by non-governmental organizations

Press briefing on Habitat special session

7 June
Urban governance case studies from Brazil, France, Spain, Nigeria, considered in Habitat Special Session's Thematic Committee

Assembly hears views of 30 speakers as second day of special session ends

Habitat Special Session's Thematic Committee examines environmental management case studies in Sweden, China, Poland, Tanzania

Headquarters press conference by European Union

Press conference on Habitat by United States

Press conference by Non-Governmental Coalition

Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Headquarters press conference by Urban-Planning Panel

Continuing Special Session on Implementation of Habitat Agenda, Assembly stresses shelter for all, sustainable settlements


6 June
Thematic Committee of General Assembly's Habitat Special Session discusses projects in Egypt, Colombia, Senegal, India

Secretary-General, in 'Local Government Day' remarks, outlines areas in which United Nations, local authorities can work together

Thematic Committee of General Assembly's Special Session examines right to adequate housing in South Africa

Global fairness "a prerequisite for removal of debilitating environments', India's Minister of Urban Development tells special Habitat session

Press conference by Hassan Fathy Institute

Press briefing by Executive Director of Habitat

Headquarters press conference: water for Africa's cities

World entering 'urban millennium', Secretary-General tells opening meeting of Habitat special session

Habitat launches Report on Urban Conditions and Trends

General Assembly President says Habitat agenda 'global call to action' as Special Session reviewing its implementation opens at Headquarters

General Assembly President at opening of 'Urban Millennium' Exhibition, says problems of urbanized world need focused, urgent attention

Secretary-General stresses partnership, urban governance, secure tenure to General Assembly Special Session reviewing 1996 Habitat Agenda

Costs, benefits of globalization unevenly distributed in cities, says UN report

UNV releases report on urban development for Istanbul+5

5 June
Media arrangements for General Assembly Special Session on Implementation of Habitat Agenda, New York, 6-8 June

4 June
Special Session of General Assembly to review Habitat progress, 6-8 June