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Decision makers in the field of land administration need a broad understanding of emerging issues and developments that are expected to shape the future of the sector. To this end, the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration elaborated scenarios for future land administration and land management solutions. This study discusses the future scenarios for the land administration sector, based on
This publication is based on the “Study on Fraud in Land Administration Systems” presented at the Twelfth Session of the Working Party on Land Administration in 2021. It is an update to the 2011 “Study on the Challenges of Fraud to Land Administration Institutions" (ECE/HBP/165). It analyses the current state of play and best practices in addressing fraud in land administration systems in the ECE
This publication is an update to the 2005 study on “Guiding Principles for Public-Private Partnership in Land Administration” (ECE/HBP/WP.7/2005/8). It evaluates the existing principles of public-private partnerships in land administration to help land administration authorities to familiarize themselves with the best practices of ECE member States and develop their strategies for the future. It
This publication - #Housing2030: Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region – was developed within #Housing2030, a joint international initiative of UNECE, UN-Habitat and Housing Europe. It explores housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region and facilitates the exchange and dissemination of good
This Regional Policy Brief aims to provide an overview of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UNECE region; identify urban economic resilience needs of cities; and offer policy recommendations, best practices, tools and mechanisms for sustainable urban economic recovery. Policy recommendations are in the following four thematic areas: Urban governance Socio-economic impacts
This publication was developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. The Guidelines provide practical recommendations for city governments on how to develop investment-grade projects in support of sustainable smart urban development. They explain what a sustainable smart city project is and provide an overview of traditional and innovative financing
The publication highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that different cities have different capacities to cope with crises. Both the pandemic and the economic crisis caused by lockdown measures have disproportionally affected different cities as well as different groups of the population; the most vulnerable groups of society have suffered most. Cities possess massive resources, talent
Times of Change: Reshaping our Urban Realities This Declaration was endorsed by the Mayors of the UNECE region at the first Forum of Mayors held in October 2020. It is a commitment to: Strengthen the resilience of our cities; Take ambitious climate action;  Make our cities greener; Accelerate the transition to sustainable energy
This study is a compendium of best practices and illustrates that housing for migrants and refugees can positively support local communities and economies, and facilitate their integration. The study also highlights the key roles of cities and local administrations in housing provision.
The Nur-Sultan City Profile presents the outcomes of the city evaluation against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC), and proposes actions for the city to make progress towards achieving the SDGs. It provides guidance for Nur-Sultan, including the development, review and implementation of urban policies, programmes, and projects, and for building partnerships
The guidelines aim to support the efforts of governments in the UNECE region to improve evidence-based policymaking on sustainable urban development and housing.  This document serves as a practical reference for policymakers and for other experts involved in the development, review and implementation of policies on sustainable housing and urban development. The Guidelines can be used at all
This Guide contains a circular city implementation framework that is designed to improve circularity in cities and support stakeholders in implementing circular actions. The framework consists of a four-step methodology that provides a consistent method for assessing, prioritising and catalysing different circular actions. This deliverable is developed in response to the growing sustainability
This publication builds  on the outcomes  of  projects implemented  in  the  period 2017-2019 by two Divisions of UNECE - Sustainable  Energy  Division and  Forests,  Land  and  Housing  Division , and also  takes  stock  of the results  of  activities undertaken  by the UNECE Joint  Task  Force  on  Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings.A more detailed description of the publication is
This publication is a brief, practical and easy-to-read guide, explaining how to structure a programme for the formalization of informal constructions. The focus is on the formalization process itself, but there are also descriptions of the preparatory work needed to analyze problem magnitude, as well as how to find political acceptance, identify post-formalization factors, and identify the
This report presents final results of a study on benchmarking in land administration on the costs for registration/transfer of real estate and mortgages for the ECE region. The study covers costs of the registration of transfers, establishment of mortgages, subdivision of a land parcel and inspection fees for the registers.
This publication is the second profile on smart sustainable cities in the UNECE region, after Goris, Armenia. The study analyses the city of Voznesensk by using the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities and support the municipality in setting priorities for action.English
Effective and efficient housing management is important to support the implementation of key UN agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing.The study “Guidelines on the Management and Ownership of Condominium Housing” developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the Real
This publication is an update to the 2010 Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets, that was also published by the UNECE Real Estate Market Advisory Group. This update reflects the emergence of key international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing; the New Urban Agenda; the Paris Agreement, and the Basel III
The Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management are intended to assist governments to improve the performance of their housing, urban development and land management sectors and, at the same time, to promote sustainable development.This Country Profile of Belarus, prepared at the request of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, is the twenty first in the series. It focuses on the
This report has been prepared in the framework of the UNECE projects "Energy Efficiency Standards in Building in the UNECE region" under the Forests, Land and Housing Division and "Enhancing national capacities for development and implementation of the energy efficiency standards in buildings in the UNECE region" under the Sustainable Energy Division and the activities of the UNECE Joint Task