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12 April 1988
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
ON THE WORK OF ITS ELEVENTH SESSION
Use of the term "settlement" in relation to Israeli colonies in occupied territories
The Commission on Human Settlements
the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements,
/ and the relevant recommendations for national action
/ adopted at Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements,
General Assembly resolution 42/190 of 11 December 1987 on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories,
of the various reports presented by the Executive Director,
the conceptual conflict between human settlements terminology and that used by Israeli settlements,
of the colonial nature of the Israeli settlements,
to the General Assembly the adoption at its forty-third session of the following draft resolution:
The General Assembly
the definition of the concept 'human settlements' in the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements,
the aggressive, inhuman and colonial nature of the Israeli settlements,
Convinced of the conceptual differences between the two terms,
to use the term 'Israeli colonies in occupied territories' instead of 'Israeli settlements' in all United Nations documentation;
the Secretary-General to ensure implementation of the present resolution throughout the United Nations system and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its forty-fourth session, through the Economic and Social Council."
9th plenary meeting
12 April 1988
*Adopted by 23 votes to 8, with 9 abstentions.
Report of Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, 31 May-11 June 1976
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.76.IV.7 and corrigendum), chap. I.
., chap. II.