IV. GLOBAL PLAN OF ACTION: STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION: Chair Edmundo Hermosilla (Chile) opened the subgroup s consideration of Section A (Introduction). The Holy See added "families" to the list of actors. In 38 (economic sphere), the EU added a reference to "violations of human rights" as a critical factor. In 39 (enable local communities), the EU added a reference to partnerships with "the voluntary sector." In 40 (series of world conferences), the EU noted that the Conferences call for "strategic action on Human Rights..." Uganda noted that investment funds referred to in 38 are generally not "more often available," and those that are available are difficult for developing countries to secure. Japan stated that equal attention should be given to all segments of society and recommended adding "children" after "women and men" in 42(a) (rights and responsibilities). The Philippines, in reference to 38 (globalization of the economy), commented that globalization has benefited a few but has marginalized many in developing countries. UNICEF stressed the needs of children and noted that a growing number do not have families.
Section B. Adequate shelter for all: The Republic of Korea replaced the first sentence in paragraph 44 (housing rights) with a reference to the basic human need for adequate shelter and governments responsibility to attain the goal of adequate shelter for all and to promote good living conditions. Japan stated that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be followed. India preferred retaining the enablement language.
In 56(a) (land delivery mechanisms), Senegal substituted "apportionment" mechanisms for "delivery." Croatia called for reference to war destruction. Mexico stated that the text does not reflect the diversity of land holding patterns. Argentina noted that paragraphs addressing access to land (55-59) should account for differing realities in various systems of landholding.