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Seventy-fourth Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Housing and Land Management and its Ministerial Meeting

7-9 October 2013 | Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

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Highlights for Monday, 7 October 2013

UNECEOn Monday, 7 October 2013, the seventy-fourth 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. Sven Alkalaj, UNECE Executive Secretary, welcomed delegates. Delivering the keynote address, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström encouraged collaboration between CHLM and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
Regarding sustainable housing, a thematic discussion panel was held on the topic “Energy efficiency in housing” moderated by Elena Szolgayova, Slovakia.

On sustainable urban development, CHLM Secretary Gulnara Roll introduced proposals for activities on "smart cities" under the 2014-2015 work programme and Nikolai Bobylev, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation, discussed how information and communications technology (ICT) can facilitate energy efficient lifestyles.

During lunch, a press conference and lunch reception was held in the park of the Palais des Nations to commemorate World Habitat Day and to showcase an exhibition on post-disaster housing sponsored by the Governments of Canada and Estonia.

In the afternoon, work on sustainable urban development continued with a thematic discussion on "ageing in cities" moderated by Daniela Grabmüllerová, Czech Republic.

On land administration and management, Working Party on Land Administration (WPLA) Chair Elshad Khanalibayli, Azerbaijan, moderated a session providing an overview of recent WPLA activities. The Committee also discussed proposals for possible future activities.

Regarding country profiles on housing and land management, CHLM Secretary Roll presented the draft guidelines for the preparation of the country profile studies, followed by updates by Ukraine, Moldova, Croatia and Tajikistan on their country profiles.

Doris Andoni, UNECE Secretariat, outlined the report "Challenges and Priorities in Housing and Land Management in the ECE Region" based on a survey of member States, and explained its role in shaping the draft Strategy. CHLM Secretary Roll presented the draft Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the ECE Region for the Period 2014-2020, stressing it will be discussed and adopted by Ministers on Tuesday.

In the evening, participants attended a cocktail reception commemorating World Habitat Day, sponsored by the Canadian Government.

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Morning Session
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Room view during the opening of the meeting
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Sven Alkalaj, UNECE Executive Secretary
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Wolfgang Förster, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM), Austria
Sergey Sivayev, Institute for Urban Economics, Russian Federation
Gulnara Roll, Secretary, CHLM
Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Marc Lutz, MLTC, Ukraine
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Mark Hopkins, UN Foundation
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Nikolai Bobylev, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
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David Gigineishvili, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia
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Participants networking
 
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Panelists preparing for the morning session.
Press Conference at the Post-Disaster Housing Exhibition
Virginia Cram-Martos, UNECE
Sylvain Labbé, CEO, Quebec Wood Export Bureau
Ingrid Lamp, Marketing Manager, Palmako AS, Estonia
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Sven Alkalaj, UNECE Executive Secretary
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Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction
Afternoon Session
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From L-R: Viviane Brunne, Associate Population Affairs Officer, UNECE; Lise Nielsen, Ministry of Housing, Denmark; Pierre - Marie Chapon, Caisse des dépôts et consignations (ICADE), France; Daniela Grabmüllerová, Moderator, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic; Wolfgang Förster, Chair, UNECE CHLM, Austria; Gulnara Roll, Secretary, CHLM; Stephane Birchmeier, Social Service, City of Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre - Marie Chapon, Caisse des dépôts et consignations (ICADE)
Daniela Grabmüllerová, Moderator, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
Elshad Khanalibayli, Chair of the Working Party, Azerbaijan
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Viviane Brunne, UNECE
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Stephane Birchmeier, Social Service, City of Geneva, Switzerland
James O’Boyle, Ireland
Michael Milligan, UNECE
Roger Ekman, Sweden
Abduvali Komilov, Tajikistan
Borka Bobovec, Croatia
Ruzan Alaverdyan, Armenia
Around the Venue: Andy Warhol Exhibition
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Meeting resources

*Meeting website and documents

*Annotated provisional agenda for the Session (including Ministerial Meeting)

*Draft Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the ECE region for the period 2014-2020


General resources

*Sustainable Urban Development Network (SUD-Net)

*UN-HABITAT/UNEP Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP)

*UN-HABITAT’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative

*UN-HABITAT website


IISD RS resources

*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 Committee on Housing and Land Management, 20-21 September 2010, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Seventieth Session of the UNECE’s Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM), 23-25 September 2009, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS archive of human development meetings

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*UNCSD-L - 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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