The seventh meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health will begin on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 10 a.m. and will close on Thursday, 27 November 2014 at 5 p.m. It will be held back to back with the tenth meeting of the Protocol’s Compliance Committee, which will take place in Geneva on 25 November 2014, and a meeting of the Bureau on 28 November 2014.
The main objective of the seventh meeting is to review the implementation of the programme of work for the period 2014–2016, adopted at the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (Oslo, 25–27 November 2013), and to provide guidance on its further development, with particular consideration of the financial situation.
The working languages of the meeting will be English, French and Russian.
Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register by 9 November 2014 using the new electronic procedure. Registration is available through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=V_K4jE (We recommend you use Internet Explorer browser for the online meeting registration). In case of difficulties you may refer to the user manual or please contact the secretariat by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least six weeks before the meeting.
Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting using the financial support request form. Requests for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (email@example.com) as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, 15 October 2014. No application will be accepted after this deadline.
Provisional agenda (ECE/MP.WH/WG.1/2014/1−EUDCE/1408105/1.10/2014/WGWH/03)
Programme of work for 2014–2016 (ECE/MP.WH/11/Add.1−EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/
Guidelines on the Setting of Targets, Evaluation of Progress and Reporting (ECE/MP.WH/5)
Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health (ECE/MP.WH/9)
Draft guidelines and template for summary reports in accordance with article 7 of the Protocol on Water and Health (ECE/MP.WH/2010/L.5−EUDHP/1003944/4.2/1/7)
Guidelines for summary reports in accordance with article 7 of the Protocol on Water and Health adopted by the Meeting of the Parties at its second session (Bucharest, 23-25 November 2010) (informal document)
Template for summary reports in accordance with article 7 of the Protocol on Water and Health adopted by the Meeting of the Parties at its second session (Bucharest, 23-25 November 2010) (informal document)
Report of the seventh meeting of the Task Force on Target Setting and Reporting (informal document)
Report of the National Workshop on the Protocol on Water and Health for Kazakhstan (informal document)
Conclusions of the regional workshop on linkages with other existing monitoring and reporting mechanisms related to water and health (informal document)
Conclusions of the meeting on advancing water, sanitation and hygiene in schools (informal document)
Conclusions of the meeting on strengthening surveillance of water-related diseases (informal document)
Progress report on the work on small-scale water supplies and sanitation (informal document)
Draft of the policy guidance document (informal document)
Report of the analysis of the survey results (informal document)
Report of the meeting of the WHO Small Community Water Supply Management Network (informal document)
Summary report of the workshop on building capacities for the development of water safety plans (informal document)
Water safety plan: a field guide to improving drinking-water safety in small communities
The Equitable Access Score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (ECE/MP.WH/8)
Report of the Compliance Committee to the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health (ECE/MP.WH/2013/4–EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/MOP-3/11)
Decision III/1 on general issues of compliance (ECE/MP.WH/11/Add.2–EUDCE/1206123/3.1/2013/MOP-3/06/Add.2)
Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work (ECE/MP.WH/WG.1/2014/3–EUDCE/1408105/1.10/2014/WGWH/07)
Overview of contributions and expenditures related to the Protocol and resources required up to the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties compared with funds raised (informal document)