The Second Session of the Preparatory Committee to the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements begins today in Nairobi, Kenya and will continue until 5 May 1995. This session of the PrepCom will: begin negotiations on the draft Statement of Principles and Commitments and the Global Plan of Action; review national, regional and international preparations for the 'City Summit'; continue work on the 'State of Human Settlements' report; and make arrangements for the Third Session of the PrepCom, scheduled for January 1996. More than 500 delegates, NGOs and UN agency representatives are expected to attend.
Editor's Note: The Earth Negotiations Bulletin will publish daily issues during this two week session, reporting on the work of the PrepCom and the treatment by the Commission on Human Settlements of those agenda items specifically related to preparations for Habitat II. At the conclusion of the Second Session we will publish a comprehensive report of the meeting, which will be available by post and on the Internet.