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UNECE and UN-Habitat to launch pilot projects on monitoring the SDGs in Albania, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine

Published: 16 March 2016

Developing a system to monitor the SDGs in different areas will be key to measure progress and ensure that targets can be met. In order to strengthen member States’ capacities for the development of evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development, UNECE and UN-Habitat are launching a pilot project for monitoring the SDGs in Albania, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

The pilot project, funded by the UN Development Account, will assist the four countries by elaborating a policy paper and guidelines for the collection and analysis of national data on housing and urban development, providing advice on the development of evidence-based policies, promoting intersectoral cooperation and building capacity on sustainable housing through the provision of advisory services and training materials. The project will support achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”

The pilot project was discussed today at the side event to the European Habitat meeting in Prague “Implementation of the 2030 agenda and achieving the SDGs towards the New Urban Agenda”, opened by Christian Friis Bach, UNECE Executive Secretary, and Joan Clos, Director, UN-Habitat and Secretary-General of Habitat III.                                                

The project will build on the current efforts of the UNECE and UN-Habitat to establish evidence- based policies through the country profiles on housing and land management, the organization of the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the UNECE region for the period of 2014-2020, the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing, and the UN-Habitat Global Housing Strategy.

For more information, please contact:

Gulnara Roll, Head, Housing and Land Management Unit
UNECE Forests, Land and Housing Division
Email: gulnara.roll@unece.org

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