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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: The opening Plenary will meet during the morning in the Plenary Hall. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is expected to give the opening remarks, followed by the election of the President of the Conference and an address by S´┐Żleyman Demirel, President of the Republic of Turkey. Delegates are expected to consider: adoption of the rules of procedure; election of officers; adoption of the agenda; organization of work; and the appointment of the Credentials Committee. Following an address by Secretary-General Wally N’Dow, delegates will begin to exchange views on the state of human settlements, which will continue during the afternoon and for the next six days.

COMMITTEE I: The Committee considering the Habitat Agenda is expected to meet during the afternoon in Conference Room 1 (Hilton Convention Centre).

COMMITTEE II: The Committee holding hearings regarding the role and contribution of local authorities, the private sector, parliamentarians, NGOs and other partners in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda is expected to meet during the afternoon in Conference Room 2 (Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall).