XXIV. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
2598. Housing, building and planning
1. Endorses Economic and Social Council resolution 1299 (XLIV) and decides that the biennial reporting requirements specified in General Assembly resolution 2036 (XX) be replaced by a quinquennial housing survey of an analytical and comparative character;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to prepare as soon as possible, and certainly by 1975, a comprehensive housing survey, in accordance with resolution 2036 (XX), which will place equal emphasis on the rural and urban sectors of housing, especially considering the needs and problems of the developing countries and taking into account the results of the 1970 round of population and housing censuses;
3. Urges that, in the preparation of the strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade, due attention be given to the problems in the field of housing, building and planning, in view of the increasingly adverse impact that inadequate housing and community facilities are having upon social and economic development in rural and urban settlements;
4. Further requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its twenty-fifth session, on the basis of available material, including data on housing collected by the International Labour Organisation, a report ascertaining the problems and priorities confronting Member States in the field of housing, building and planning, and in particular giving information on trends in building and financing costs and the need for low-income housing, rural housing, community facilities and environmental improvements, together with his conclusions and recommendations on these matters;
5. Decides to consider the question of housing, building and planning as a matter of high priority during its twenty-fifth session.1835th plenary meeting,
16 December 1969.
 ST/TAO/SER.C/103.  Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-fourth Session, Annexes, agenda item 50, document A/7679.
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