Last updated 8 June 1996 --
Working Group I dealt with sections of the Global Plan of Action under sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world, while Working Group II took up structural adjustments, the effectiveness of overseas development assistance and effectiveness of public and private resources. The drafting group on the Istanbul Declaration decided to consider Monday a shorter, more focused version of a compilation draft presented on Friday.
In the corridors, proponents of strong language on housing rights praised the drafting group's agreement and the possibility that it could lead to progress in related negotiations. At the same time, it appears that negotiations on the Habitat Agenda will spill into the high-level session scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Details on debate from the Conference's fifth day are in Saturday's Earth Negotiations Bulletin's from Habitat II.
ENB will not be covering most of the Plenary statements. These statements and press releasesare available on the Conference Secretariat's WWW site.
Here is the conference document that is being debated in Istanbul.
The Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) ended in New York during February. Although the spirit of negotiation was good, procedural bottlenecks and the volume of work to be finished produced less than favorable results.
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin prepared a comprehensive summary of the Third Session of the PrepCom, which includes an analysis of the process through PrepCom 3.
In addition, we have posted RealAudio recordings of the final statements If you have any late-breaking news, updates or recent material on Habitat II, send us e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We published daily issues of the Earth Negotiations Bulletinin French and English from New York. Our daily issues are 2000-word summaries of the official proceedings.
Here is a link to the UN's gopher for press releases on Human Settlements.