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Housing and Land Management

Introduction

The UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management works to promote

  • energy efficient and adequate housing, including for those with special needs and vulnerable population groups
  • compact, inclusive, resilient, smart and sustainable cities
  • transparent and efficient land use, and property registration

This work is based on key United Nations policy documents on housing and urban development, including, Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing and Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management 2014-2020

Key areas of work


Affordable
Housing


Energy
Efficiency


Urban
Development


Smart
Cities


Land
Administration


Country
Profiles

In focus

OUTCOME OF THE 80TH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE

The UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management has recently concluded its 80th session (2-4 October 2019) with tremendous success! The session was part of the Sustainable Cities Week (1-4 October 2019), which presented a series of events in line with the Week's theme "affordable housing and urban infrastructure for all groups of the population". 

It was a well attended session with more than 200 participants from UNECE member States, international organizations, NGOs, academia and the private sector. Please visit http://www.unece.org/housing/committee80thsession.html for the outcome of the session.

Voices of Mayors- Day of Cities (8 April 2019, Geneva) 

Highlights

New videos to watch

  • Gary Strong, Chair of the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition, on international standards on fire safety for buildings 
  • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of UNECE, talks about SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • "Too little space for too many people", said Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, Albania, on the occasion of Day of Cities ( 8 April 2019, Geneva)
  • "My call to action is to make sure that we listen to the people and the communities that those policies are designed for", said Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, on the occasion of Day of Cities (8 April 2019, Geneva)

In numbers