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Principios para órganos conjuntos eficaces en la cooperación en materia de aguas transfronterizas

Published: July 2018

This publication presents the Principles for Effective Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation that were formally adopted by the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention at its seventh session (Budapest, 17-19 November 2015). Countries sharing transboundary waters worldwide are encouraged to make use of them when establishing new joint bodies or strengthening existing ones.

The principles seek to synthesize valuable lessons from the collective experience of joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation, Parties to the Water Convention and other States, as well as other stakeholders. The principles are classified in two main categories. The first category presents principles related with the establishment of joint bodies, their structure and functions, including issues such as their tasks, their competence and mandate. The second category describes principles related with the operational aspects of joint bodies such as procedural considerations, financial and human resources.


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