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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE or ECE) was established in 1947 to encourage economic cooperation among its member States. It is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations headquarters. It has 56 member States, and reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As well as countries in Europe, it includes the United States of America, Canada, Israel and the Central Asian republics. The UNECE secretariat headquarters is in Genevamarker, Switzerlandmarker and has a budget in the region of $50 million [6424].

Member States

Map showing United Nations Economic Commission for Europe members

The 56 member countries are listed below.

56 Member Countries
Countries Date of membership to the UNEC

Note: 15 of the UNECE's 56 member countries are recipients of Official Development Assistance.

Committee on Housing and Land Management

In 1947, UNECE set up a Panel on Housing Problems, which later evolved into the Committee on Human Settlements and after the reform in 2005/2006 into the Committee on Housing and Land Management. The Committee is an intergovernmental body of all UNECE member States. It provides a forum for the compilation, dissemination and exchange of information and experience on housing, urban development, land administration policies.

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