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92 (V). United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation: policies and resources

The Governing Council,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 3327 (XXIX) of 16 December 1974, establishing the mandate for the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation,

Bearing in mind the implications of the institutional arrangements for international co-operation in the field of human settlements laid down in General Assembly resolution 31/116 of 16 December 1976

Taking note of the Executive Director's progress report on the implementation of the plan and programme of operations of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation, 42/

Convinced that the Foundation requires adequate funds in order to discharge its mandate effectively,

1. Reaffirms the policies and guidelines governing the operations of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation in the discharge of its mandate, and the Foundation's concern with sound environmental development;

2. peals to all Governments to contribute generously to the resources of the Foundation;

3. Requests the Executive Director to intensify his efforts to obtain funds

for the Foundation from private and other non-governmental sources;

4. Invites the General Assembly, bearing in mind the Executive Director's

proposal in his progress report 43/ for a target of $US 50 million for the Foundation and the views expressed by Governments at the fifth session of the Council, to consider at its thirty-second session setting a target for total voluntary contributions by Governments for the years 1978-1981;

5. Further invites the General Assembly, at its thirty-second session, to request the Secretary-General to consider convening, during the thirty-third session, a pledging conference for voluntary contributions by Governments to the Foundation if pledges to meet the minimum target are not forthcoming.