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15 December 1972
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Twenty-seventh session
Agenda item 47

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

3001 (XXVII). United Nations Conference-Exposition on Human Settlements

The General Assembly,

Recalling resolution 2718 (XXV) of 15 December 1970, in which it recommended broad directions and measures essential for the improvement of human settlements,

Noting the urgency of the world-wide human settlement problems, present and future,

Taking into account the World Plan of Action for the Application of Science and Technology to Development,/61

Considering the important role assigned to housing as part of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade,/62

Recognizing the need for international efforts to develop new and additional approaches to these problems, especially in the developing countries,

Desiring to maintain the momentum of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in this area through a conference-exposition on human settlements, the preparation for which should generate a review of policies and programmes for human settlements, national and international, and should result in the selection and support of a series of demonstration projects on human settlements sponsored by individual countries and the United Nations,

Taking into account recommendation 2.2 of the Action Plan for the Human Environment/63 adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment,

1.Decides to hold a United Nations Conference-Exposition on Human Settlements;

2.Accepts the offer of the Government of Canada to act as host to the Conference~Exposition in 1975;

3.Requests the Secretary-General to prepare and submit to the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme/64 at its first session a report containing a plan for, and anticipated costs of, the Conference-Exposition.

2112th plenary meeting
15 December 1972


61/ United Nations publication, Sales No.: E.71.II.A.18.

62/ Resolution 2626 (XXV).

63/ See A/CONF.48/14 and Corr.1, chap. II.

64/ See resolution 2997 (XXVII), sect. I.