The Working Group was established in September 2010 to explore the possibility of a legal instrument on housing in the UNECE region . It held two meetings in 2011 and decided that a framework convention could be the possible appropriate instrument to tackle common challenges in sustainable housing.
This year, the main task of the Working Group is to decide on the eventual scope and objectives of a possible convention. Its findings will be considered by member States at the seventy-third session of the Committee in September 2012.
For more information on the work of the Working Group, please see Meetings and Events.