United Nations Commission on Human Settlements (UNCHS)

Commission des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains
Comisión de las Naciones Unidas para los Asentamientos Humanos

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URL: http://www.unhabitat.org/

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Founded

1977

History

1977, by resolution 32/162 of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), under the aegis of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, having previously existed as United Nations Committee on Housing, Building and Planning. Ceased to exist as UNHCD by UN General Assembly resolution 56/206, 21 Dec 2001, when transformed into the Governing Council of E-XE6809 - United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - previously referred to as 'United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - UNCHS' - the Commission having acted as Governing Council of the Centre until that date.

Aims

Assist countries and regions in solving human settlements problems; promote greater international cooperation in this sector, together with a comprehensive approach to human settlements problems; achieve this by, inter alia, studying new issues, problems and solutions, supervising the operations of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation and providing overall direction to its secretariat, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).

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Structure

Commission (since 1989, sessions every 2 years), comprises up to 58 members, regionally chosen for 4-year terms on the basis of: 16 from Africa; 13 from Asia (including West Asia and the Pacific); 10 from Latin America and the Caribbean; 6 from Eastern Europe; 13 from Western Europe and other states. Previously functioned as governing body to United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - UNCHS, which acted as secretariat and served as a focal point for human settlements action and coordination of activities. UN-Habitat gives overall policy guidance to, and supervises the operation of, H-XF2428 - United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation (UNHHSF).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

XE1139

Last News

2002

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