United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)


The objective of this note is to provide focused inputs for inclusion in a compilation document to serve as basis for the preparation of the zero draft of the outcome document for Rio+20, as requested by the Co-Chairs of the UNCSD Bureau. The note follows the structure suggested in the Guidance Note.

1. Objective of the Conference:

(a) To secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development UN-HABITAT’s 23rd Governing Council adopted resolution 23/17 on sustainable urban development through expanding equitable access to land, housing, basic services and infrastructure which encourages Governments and Habitat Agenda partners to include the issue of sustainable urban development in their contributions to the preparatory process for Rio+20.

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