Other Multilateral Fora
In addition to it’s work at the OECD and United Nations Habitat, IPAD participates in several other multi-lateral fora to source international best practices and lessons learned about a variety of topics including affordable housing, disaster recovery, ending homelessness and promoting economic opportunity.
United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE)
UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. UNECE includes 56-member States in Europe, North America, and Asia. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities. At the request of the State Department, IPAD coordinates membership and information/research exchanges for the UNECE Housing and Land Administration Committee. The work of the Committee focuses on the social dimension of sustainable housing to address housing affordability, social housing, and low-cost housing. This committee’s 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. The Committee organizes regular national and regional capacity building workshops on affordable housing. Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Peter Kahn is the delegate.
United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR)
IPAD coordinates with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) on input for the Universal Period Review and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) report. The State Department has a U.S. Mission to the Human Rights Council, IPAD works closely with our State Department counterparts on reviews and input for various HRC reports. FHEO serves as the delegate to meetings held in Geneva.