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78th session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management and Ministerial Meeting

8 - 10 November 2017

Geneva, Switzerland

Room: Conference Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The 78th Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management took place from 8 to 10 November 2017 in Geneva. It included a Ministerial Segment on 9 November 2017, which was organised as a forum for high-level exchange of experiences and views on progress and challenges related to the implementation of recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter for Sustainable Housing. The Ministerial Meeting adopted the Geneva Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Housing and Urban Development to mark the 70th anniversary of the Committee since its establishment.

GENEVA MINISTERIAL DECLARATION ON SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT     ENG     FRE     RUS

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Annotated provisional agenda for the seventy-eight session
ECE/HBP/189
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Report of the seventy-eight session
ECE/HBP/190
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Introduction of the draft Geneva Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Housing and Urban Development
ECE/HBP/2017/1
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Activities of the Committee on Housing and Land Management since the seventy-seventh session and its future activities for 2018-2019
ECE/HBP/2017/2
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Framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards in buildings
ECE/HBP/2017/3
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Draft programme of work of the Working Party on Land Administration
ECE/HBP/2017/4
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Draft revised guidelines for the preparation of ECE Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management
ECE/HBP/2017/5
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Draft Executive Summary of the publication "Country Profile on Housing and Land Management - Kazakhstan"
ECE/HBP/2017/6
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Draft Programme of Work of the Housing and Land Management Component of the Housing, Land Management and Population subprogramme for 2018-2019 
ECE/HBP/2017/7
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Draft Strategic Framework 2020-2021 Housing and Land Management Component of Subprogramme 08: Housing, Land Management and Population (with Corrigendum)
ECE/HBP/2017/8 & ECE/HBP/2017/8/Corr. 1
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Detailed programme     ENG     RUS

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Information document 1: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other global agreements in the ECE Region - Implications to the work of the Committee
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.1
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Information document 2: Preliminary results of the ECE Housing for Migrants Study
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.2
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Information document 3: Draft Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.3
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Information document 4: Summary of activities on smart sustainable cities (SSC) and the Key Performance Indicators on Smart Sustainable Cities to address the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.4
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Information document 5: The Smart Sustainable City  Profile of Goris, Armenia
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.5
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Information document 6: Update on the UNECE-UN-Habitat joint programme on capacity building
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.6
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Information document 7: Concept Note for the development of a Technical Guidelines on formalization of informal real estate and informal markets in ECE Region
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.7
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Information document 8: Concept Paper on Study on Land Consolidation
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.8
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Information document 9: Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Kazakhstan
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.9
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Information document 10: Decent, Affordable, Adequate and Healthy Housing for All
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.10
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Information document 11: Key trends and challenges in sustainable urban development in the ECE Region
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.11
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Information document 12: Background Paper on Innovative Finance for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)
ECE/HBP/2017/Inf.12
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First panel discussion “The role of national governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and other relevant global agreements”

Implementation of the global agreements and commitments
Elena Szolgayová, Slovakia

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Supporting National Implementation
Monika Linn, UNECE Sustainable Development and Gender Unit

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International Conference on perspectives of urban development in the UNECE region
Daniela Grabmüllerova, Czech Republic

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Second panel discussion “How the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing inspired practical steps to promote sustainable housing at regional, national and local levels”

The implementation of the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing
Gulnara Roll, UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management

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Measuring Housing Inadequacy under SDG 11
Fernanda Lonardini, UN-Habitat

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Practical steps to promote sustainable housing at regional, national and local levels
Brian Evans, The Glasgow School of Art

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Geneva UN Charter: Case Estonia
Andres Jaadla, EU Committee of Regions; The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations, Estonia 

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Capacity building and disseminating best practices in affordable housing
Sorcha Edwards, Housing Europe

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Implementing the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing
Remy Sietchiping, UN-Habitat

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Summary of the activities on smart sustainable cities
Domenica Carriero, UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management

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Framework guidelines on energy efficiency standards in buildings
Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

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Roundtable on the Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets

The Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets
Giampiero Bambagioni, UNECE REM

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UNECE study on housing migrants

Housing migrants: Challenges and Practices in the UNECE Region - outcomes of the UNECE study
Orna Rosenfeld, Sciences Po, L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris

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Integration of migrants: financing housing at CEB
Monica Brezzi, Council of Europe Development Bank 

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Land administration and management

Report on the activities of Working Party on Land Administration and presentation of its Programme of Work 2018-2019
Rik Wouters, UNECE WPLA Vice-Chair

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Update on the technical guidelines for informal settlements
Chryssy Potsiou, UNECE WPLA Bureau member

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Update on the activities on land consolidation
Rik Wouters, UNECE WPLA Vice-Chair

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Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management

Key outcomes and policy recommendations of the Country Profile of Kazakhstan - Housing policy
Irina Gentsler, Institute for urban Economics, Russia

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Key outcomes and policy recommendations of the Country Profile of Kazakhstan - Financial frameworks
Evgenia Zhelezova, Agency for Housing and Mortgage Lending, Russia

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Comments to the key outcomes of the Country Profile of Kazakhstan and information on housing-related projects in Kazakhstan
Irina Goryunova, UNDP Kazakhstan 

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Interdivisional and interagency cooperation

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum
Tobias Kettner, UN-Habitat

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Opportunities for cooperation under THE PEP Priority Goal 5
Nicolas Bonvoisin, UNECE Environment Division

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Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

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Information on the World Urban Forum 9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tobias Kettner, UN-Habitat

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Roundtable I: Decent, affordable, adequate and healthy housing for all

Housing matters
Orna Rosenfeld, Sciences Po, L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris

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Statement
H.E. Michael Falzon, Minister for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity, Malta

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Statement
H.E. Justyna Skrzydlo, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Construction, Republic of Poland

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Renovation of the housing stock in the Russian Federation
Galina Khovanskaya, State Duma of the Russian Federation

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Statement
Marco Canovic, Director General for Housing Development, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Montenegro

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Statement
Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN

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Statement
H.E. Karem Hasanov, Chair of State Property Issues Committee of Azerbaijan

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Achievements of the Kyrgyz Republic in obtaining affordable housing
H.E. Bakytbek Abdiev, State Agency of Architecture, Construction, and Housing and Communal Services 

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Statement
Ernst Hauri, Director of Federal Office of Housing, Switzerland

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Housing construction in Ukraine
Sergiy Komnatnyi, Head of State Fund for Youth Housing under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

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Statement
Leilani Farha, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

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Roundtable II: Sustainable urban development strategies

Sustainable urban development strategies: Introduction
Brian Evans, The Glasgow School of Art

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Potential contribution of innovative financing mechanisms
Amitabh Mehta, Innovative Financing Solutions, Fundraising Strategy & Corporate Partnerships

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Statement
Nicolaas Beets, Special Dutch Urban Envoy, the Netherlands

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City of Glasgow
Catherine Johnston, Glasgow City Council, UK

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Sofia City
Denitsa Nikolova, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Bulgaria

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Statement
Ciprian Lucian Rosca, State Secretary, Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds of Romania

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Statement
Vitalii Lukov, Mayor of Voznesensk

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Statement
Tadashi Matsumoto, OECD

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Statement
Gregorz Gaida, European Investment Bank

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For more information on the event, please contact Ms. Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee, at Gulnara.Roll@unece.org, and telephone +41 (0) 22 917 5793.