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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Seventy-fifth Session of the
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM)

8-9 October 2014 | Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The 75th session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8-9 October 2014. More than 160 participants attended the meeting, including representatives from 41 UNECE Member States and one observer country, as well as representatives from non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, academia and the private sector.

The 75th session of the CHLM agreed on the text of the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing, which will be forwarded to the biennial meeting of the full UN Economic Commission for Europe in April 2015 for final adoption. The CHLM also discussed, inter alia: implementation of the Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the ECE region for the period 2014-2020; the work of the CHLM Bureau; and the implementation of the 2014-2015 work programme of the CHLM regarding sustainable housing, sustainable urban development, land administration and management, and country profiles on housing and land management.

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Related Links
UNECE Resources

*Session Website and Documents *Session Programme *Draft Geneva Charter on Sustainable Housing


General Resources

*UNECE Project on Smart Urban Solutions for Developing and Transition Countries

*UNECE Project on Strengthening National Capacities for Sustainable Housing and Urban Development in Countries with Economies in Transition

*UN-HABITAT’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative

*UN-HABITAT Urban Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Project

*UN-HABITAT Website


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS summary report of the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) - “Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life,” 5-11 April 2014, Medellín, Colombia (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventy-fourth Session of the UNECE’s CHLM and its Ministerial Meeting, 7-9 October 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-third Session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT GC-23), 11-15 April 2011, UN Office, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh-first Session of the UNECE’s CHLM, 20-21 September 2010, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventieth Session of the UNECE’s CHLM, 23-25 September 2009, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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