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Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing

The Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing is a non-legally binding document that aims to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. It was endorsed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on 16 April 2015.

You can also download a power point presentation about the Charter in English and Russian

The Charter is available in English, FrenchRussian and in other languages.

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Geneva UN Charter Centres

Geneva UN Charter Centres support the Committee in the implementation of the Charter through active dissemination of information on the Charter and its principles through publications, mass media, and national and local events; organising capacity building and networking activities. 

Activities of the Centres are coordinated by the secretariat.


Below is an interactive display of the Charter principles. Please click on any icon on the image to learn about them.