The Second UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), meeting in Istanbul, Turkey from 3-14 June 1996, will allow participants to consider the issue of sustainable human settlements through a variety of fora. General statements on the state of human settlements will be offered in Plenary from 3-11 June. A High-Level Segment from 12-14 June will allow world leaders to commit to making cities sustainable. Committee I will negotiate the Habitat Agenda: Goals and Principles, Commitments and Global Plan of Action. Committee II will conduct hearings on the role and contribution of local authorities, NGOs and other partners.
(Editors Note: The daily ENB reports will focus on the negotiations in Committee I and the commitments offered during the High-Level Segment.)