United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements (Vision Habitat).

  • Author: UN General Assembly (34th sess. : 1979-1980)
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    14 December 1979

34. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE SECOND COMMITTEE
115. United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements (Vision Habitat)

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 31/115 of 16 December 1976, by which it established the United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements, Recalling further its resolution 32/162 of 19 December 1977, by which it established the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), entrusted it with responsibility for promoting the further and continued use of audio-visual material relating to human settlements and decided that the Director of the United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements (Vision Habitat) should report to the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, Recognizing that the effective dissemination of information, including the use of audio-visual techniques and materials, will help accelerate the process of development through the effective and rapid dissemination among policy-makers, experts and the public in all countries of information on the need for new awareness and on new approaches, methods and techniques for improving human settlements, especially their social, economic and environmental aspects, as well as through their increasing use for project-monitoring, education, training and public information, Noting that the agreement between the Government of Canada and the United Nations on the operations of the United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements expires on 31 March 1980, Convinced that the programme developed by the United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements should be continued, Noting that the audio-visual activities have been fully integrated into the work programme of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements,

1. Recommends that the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) should take the necessary steps to establish a unified information service within the Centre to comprise a suitable range of information and communications skills and capabilities, including an audio-visual component at an appropriate level;

2. Decides that, upon the termination or expiration of the agreement referred to above, the functions and transferable assets of the United Nations Audio-Visual Information Centre on Human Settlements (Vision Habitat) should be transferred to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to consult with the Government of Canada on the appropriate formal arrangements regarding the termination or expiration of the agreement;

4. Encourages all Member States to make available to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements audio-visual material prepared for their programmes of national action;

5. Appeals to all States and interested organizations to make available to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements the necessary resources for continuing its audio-visual and information activities;

6. Requests the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements to report to the Commission on Human Settlements at its third session on the progress achieved towards the establishment of a unified information service.

104th plenary meeting
14 December 1979
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