The Habitat II conference was held in Istanbul of Turkey. It was organised by the United Nations to discuss and find out solutions of the problems relating to shelter and other basic facilities for mankind.
This conference from 3 to 14th June 1996 adopted. Istanbul Declaration on Human settlements.
It was the second United Nations conference on Human Settlements (Habitat-II) which apart from Istanbul. Declaration, adopted the Habitat Agenda which gives a global call to action at all levels.
It has two themes to be addressed: “Adequate shelter for all” and “Sustainable human settlements development in an urbanising world”. It has ensured full conformity with the United Nations charter’s purposes and principles and the International Law.