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Fonds AM337 - United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

Brasil - Habitat '76  [French] Brasil - Habitat '76 [English]

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United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

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  • 1973-1976 (Creation)
    United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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  • 2.5 m of textual records
  • ca. 250 drawings
  • 52 photographs
  • 9 banners

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The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (known as "Habitat") was held in Vancouver, B.C. in 1976. Attracting 2,000 delegates from 140 countries, the conference was an outgrowth of the UN Conference of Human Environment, which was held in Stockholm in 1972. Running concurrently with the official UN conference was Habitat Forum, a gathering of non-governmental oranizations offering exhibits and workshops to the public.

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The fonds consists mainly of records relating to the Conference, but also contains some pertaining to Habitat Forum (mainly newsclippings and publications). It includes planning papers, miscellaneous official publications, reports of individual countries, reports of international organizations, planning papers for the conference from the Vancouver City Clerk's Department, delegate information, photographs of delegates, newspaper clippings, originals of entries submitted to a Habitat poster competition, and conference banners.

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