The Habitat Agenda Goals and Principles, Commitments and the Global Plan of Action

The Habitat Agenda is the main political document that came out of the Habitat II conference in Istanbul, Turkey 3 to 14 June 1996. Adopted by 171 countries, at what was called the City Summit it contains over 100 commitments and 600 recommendations on human settlements issues. The agenda has numerous reference to women and gender referring to areas that need to be addressed in order to empower women. They include women’s right to land, housing and property.