Human settlements.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (35th sess. : 1980-1981)
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    5 December 1980

35. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE SECOND COMMITTEE
77. Human settlements

A REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 32/162 of 19 December 1977 on institutional arrangements for international co-operation in the field of human settlements and its resolution 34/116 of 14 December 1979 on the strengthening of human settlements activities, Recalling also its resolutions 3201 (S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of 1 May 1974, containing the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, 3281 (XXIX) of 12 December 1974, containing the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, and 3362 (S-VII) of 16 September 1975 on development and international economic co-operation, Taking note of Economic and Social Council resolution 1980/47 of 23 July 1980 on international co-operation in the field of human settlements, Affirming that the development of human settlements should be viewed in the context of national plans and priorities and the development objectives of all countries, in particular the developing countries, Recognizing that the Commission on Human Settlements has addressed itself meaningfully to substantive issues in the field of human settlements, which are of priority concern to Member States, particularly to developing countries, Reaffirming the need to enhance the effectiveness and improve the co-ordination of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Having considered the report of the Commission on Human Settlements on the work of its third session,[1] Takes note of the report of the Commission on Human Settlements on the work of its third session. 83rd plenary meeting
5 December 1980

B CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (HABITAT) AND THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

The General Assembly, Recalling section VI, paragraph 1, of its resolution 32/162 of 19 December 1977, by which it urged the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) and the bureau of the Commission on Human Settlements to meet biannually with the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and the bureau of the Governing Council of the Programme, Noting the recommendation of the Commission on Human Settlements at its third session[2] and that of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme at its eighth session[3] that such meetings should be held annually, Approves the holding of joint meetings of the bureaux of the Commission on Human Settlements and of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme with the two Executive Directors once a year, rather than on a biannual basis, 83rd plenary meeting
5 December 1980

C PARTICIPATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (HABITAT) IN THE WORK OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON CO-ORDINATION

The General Assembly, Recalling section II, paragraph 4 (b), of its resolution 32/162 of 19 December 1977, in which it called upon the Commission on Human Settlements to follow closely the activities of the organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations in the field of human settlements and to propose, when appropriate, ways and means by which the over-all policy objectives and goals in the field of human settlements within the United Nations system might best be achieved, Recalling also section III, paragraphs 5 (a) and (b), of its resolution 32/162, in which it called upon the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) to ensure the harmonization at the inter-secretariat level of human settlements programmes planned and carried out by the United Nations system and to assist the Commission on Human Settlements in co-ordinating human settlements activities in the United Nations system, to keep them under review and to assess their effectiveness, Noting with satisfaction that the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements is now a fully integrated organization with a programme of work, including technical assistance, research, training and the dissemination of information in the field of human settlements, Invites the Secretary-General to arrange, in consultation with the members of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, for the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) to participate in all aspects of the work of that Committee and its subsidiary machinery. 83rd plenary meeting
5 December 1980

D FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (HABITAT)

The General Assembly, Welcoming the initiative taken by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in providing technical assistance in the field of human settlements to a large number of developing countries, Noting the concern expressed by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 1980/47 of 23 July 1980 at the inadequacy of the voluntary contributions so far made available in support of the activities of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements,

1. Expresses its appreciation to those Governments that have so far made financial contributions for the activities of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat);

2. Urgently appeals to all States and appropriate financial institutions to respond favourably to the appeal of the Commission on Human Settlements for increased financial support for the work programme of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements by making or increasing their voluntary contributions to the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation.

83rd plenary meeting
5 December 1980


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 8 (A/35/8). [2] Ibid., annex I, resolution 3/6. [3] Ibid., Supplement No. 25 (A/35/25), annex I, decision 8/5.
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