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close this bookRoles, Responsibilities and Capabilities for the Management of Human Settlements - Recent Trends and Future Prospects (HABITAT, 1990, 70 p.)
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View the documentAnnex - Resolution 12/14 of the Commission on Human Settlements

Annex - Resolution 12/14 of the Commission on Human Settlements

COMMISSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

RESOLUTION 12/14. ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CAPABILITIES OF GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL SECTORS IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

The Commission on Human Settlements,

Recalling its resolution 10/9 of 16 April 1987 in which it decided to include in the agenda of its twelfth session the theme: “The roles, responsibilities and capabilities of different levels and organizations in the government and in non-governmental sectors, and opportunities for co-operation and partnership among them at both national and international levels in the field of human settlements”,

Also recalling its resolution 10/15 of 16 April 1987 which, inter alia, calls for the creation of national shelter coalitions through which Governments may help to mobilize all non-governmental resources in a partnership devoted to the provision, expansion and improvement of shelter for all, with special attention to the problems confronting low-income families,

Also recalling the New Agenda for Human Settlementsa and the enabling strategy as contained in the report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) on the implementation and monitoring of the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000,b

a/HS/C/10/2.
b/HS/C/12/3.

Having considered the reports of the Executive Director on the roles, responsibilities and capabilities of governmental and non-governmental sectors in the field of human settlements,c

c/HS/C/12/5 and Add.1.

Recognizing that the Commission’s deliberations on the above-mentioned reports clearly identified the roles and potential of the public, private and community sectors in human settlements and demonstrated the importance of partnership between them in mobilizing the expertise, commitment and resources needed to address human settlements problems, particularly in the developing countries,

Also recognizing the importance of collaboration between the Centre and other international agencies in this field, including the ongoing work with the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank on urban management and the extension of the Urban Basic Services Strategy of the United Nations Children’s Fund,

1. Reaffirms that partnership between Governments, both national and local, and both the private and community sectors will be a central element in the successful implementation of the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000;

2. Commends the Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) for the reports on roles, responsibilities and capabilities of governmental and non-governmental sectors in the field of human settlements; c/

3. Requests the Executive Director in the development of the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000, in the 1990-1991 work programme and the medium-term plan for 1992 to 1997, to emphasize the need to:

(a) Strengthen the management and implementation capacities of local government through support for such measures as national programmes of devolution and decentralization, appropriate financial capability and training, taking into consideration different levels of decentralization;

(b) Identify and develop, where appropriate, the relations between government, and the private and the community sectors in such areas as the supply of urban services, housing and land, in order to facilitate an appropriate and cost-effective division of responsibilities, bearing in mind the need to maintain adequate safeguards for the local population;

(c) Encourage effective community participation at all levels, in human settlements programmes, especially those designed to combat urban poverty through such measures as appropriate training, and continuing emphasis on self-reliance and self-help;

4. Urges Governments to institute effective co-ordination between public agencies and to engage in dialogue with the private and community sectors in order to determine instruments, mechanisms and incentives which will encourage active co-operation and involvement in the planning, management and implementation of human settlements programmes within the context of the Global Strategy;

5. Also urges national shelter coalitions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and community-based groups, including co-operatives, to increase their efforts to work together with their respective partners abroad for mutual benefit;

6. Requests Governments to take the necessary steps, whenever possible, to facilitate the intensification of cooperation between shelter organizations and their respective partners abroad with due regard to relevant national priorities in this regard;

7. Also requests Governments to accord local government authorities a substantial role and corresponding responsibilities for the management and development of human settlements;

8. Further requests Governments, the Executive Director and donor agencies to report to the Commission at its thirteenth session on the progress made on these vital aspects of the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000;

9. Invites Governments to consider, where appropriate, nominating representatives to the thirteenth session of the Commission on Human Settlements and subsequent sessions to include in their delegations representatives of the private sector and the non-governmental sector, including co-operatives and community-based organizations who are experts on the themes under discussion on the principles of building “national coalitions for human settlements development” to achieve the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000.

UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (Habitat)
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