Report on the state of human settlements in Africa, 1996
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Africa faces many challenges of sustainable development among them are achieving sustainability of human settlements and provision of adequate shelter for all. This Report on the state of human settlement report in Africa aims to present a comprehensive overview of the urban and rural dynamics of settlement using review and analysis of the current trends, policies, programs and projects; and to propose a framework for regional action for sustainable human settlements and adequate shelter for all in the African region. Chapter Two consists of a review of the current regional trends affecting human settlement planning, development and management; consequences of the arms race; refugees and displaced persons; and natural disasters in Africa. Chapter Three presents a review of trends in policies and programs undertaken by African countries and international organizations to implement the recommendations adopted by Habitat. Chapter Four outlines a review of the implementation of Global Strategy for Shelter (GSS) to the Year 2000. Chapter Five consists of the proposed framework for regional action for the next two decades. Recommendations for national, regional action have been outlined for sustainable human settlements development and adequate shelter for all in Africa.