Yearbook of the United Nations 1996

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.



Population and human settlements

In 1996, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) adopted the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements and the Habitat Agenda, containing goals and principles, commitments and a global plan of action with strategies for implementation. Habitat II was the latest in a series of development-linked United Nations conferences and summits that began with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and included the 1994 Conference on Population and Development, the follow-up to which was pursued during the year.


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