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List of Press Releases - 2015-4

UNECE and FAO redouble efforts to address land management challenges (16 April 2015)

With 75 percent of the European population living in cities, more space is needed for expanding urban areas, yet at the same time there is a growing need for agricultural land and for the protection of key ecosystems. Rising competition for land ownership, reduced availability, and declining land ...
UNECE member States endorse Charter on Sustainable Housing (14 April 2015)

Countries in the region are facing enormous challenges in providing adequate housing to all, especially to vulnerable groups such as the young and the elderly. Uncontrolled urbanization has expanded informal settlements, where residents often lack security of tenure, infrastructure, water, ...
UNECE partners with the Government of Armenia to improve sustainable urban development (09 April 2015)

UNECE experts are visiting Armenia this week to conduct the research mission for the second Country Profile on Housing and Land Management of Armenia. The recommendations to be formulated in the Country Profile will form the basis of the country’s national action plan on sustainable housing and ...
Informal settlements remain a challenge in the pan-European region (25 February 2015)

In 2014, there were some 3.5 million informal buildings (i.e. constructed without building permits) in South-Eastern Europe, including approximately 2,500,000 in Greece; 500,000 in Albania; 350,000 in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; and 130,000 in Montenegro.  In spite of the ...