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Housing and Land Management

Introduction

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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

In focus

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2020 Key highlights of our activities: a retrospective

 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we have achieved our goals. We share with you highlights of our activities in 2020 which at the same time highlight our achievements. See highlights in detail

 
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1st Forum of Mayors a success

 

UNECE convened its 2020 Forum of Mayors on City Action for a Resilient Future on 6 October 2020 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and online. The 2020 Forum of Mayors is not only the first for the United Nations but it also happened on its 75th anniversary. More details here on the outcome of this historic event.

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) 

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