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National Workshop on the UNECE Water Convention: Key aspects and opportunities for Iraq

13 - 14 January 2016

Amman, Jordan

The workshop contributed to the comprehensive understanding by the Iraqi competent authorities of the UNECE Water Convention, its provisions and obligations, its work on the ground as well as the benefits and possible challenges for Iraq to accede to it, in order to facilitate the preparations for accession. During the workshop, Iraq confirmed its intention to accede to the UNECE Water Convention in 2016.

News release: Iraq confirms progress towards accession to the UNECE Water Convention in 2016

DocumentsENGARA
Information noticePDFPDF
AgendaPDFPDF
List of participantsPDF
ReportPDF
Background Documents
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes as amended, along with decision VI/3 clarifying the accession procedure
(ECE/MP.WAT/41)
PDFPDF
Guide to Implementing the Water Convention
(ECE/MP.WAT/39)
PDFPDF
Brochure "The Global Opening of the 1992 UNECE Water Convention"
(ECE/MP.WAT/43)
PDF
TitleENGARA
General principles of international water law
Ms. Raya Marina Stephan, consultant to UNECE
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General explanations about the main features of the UNECE Water Convention
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, Secretary to the UNECE Water Convention
PDF
Definitions and physical scope of the UNECE Water Convention
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Status of transboundary waters in Iraq: summary of pressures, management issues and successes
Ms. May Yousif and Mr. Mr. Ali Mohammed Jawad, Ministry of Water Resources
PDF
Overview of cooperation with neighboring countries
Ms. May Yousif and Mr. Mr. Ali Mohammed Jawad, Ministry of Water Resources
PDF

General provisions: obligation to prevent, control and reduce transboundary impact; equitable and reasonable utilization; principle
of cooperation
Mr. Alexandros Kolliopoulos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece and Ms. Raya Marina Stephan, consultant to UNECE

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Prevention, control and reduction of transboundary impact; Monitoring and exchange of information
Mr. Alexandros Kolliopoulos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece and Mr. Peter Kovacs, Ministry of Interior, Hungary
PDF
Bilateral and multilateral cooperation
Mr. Peter Kovacs, Ministry of Interior, Hungary and Mr. Alexandros Kolliopoulos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
PDF
Joint monitoring and assessment; Exchange of information between riparian Parties; Warning and alarm systems
Mr. Serik Akhmetov, Kazakhstan and Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Prevention and settlement of disputes
Ms. Zaki Shubber, UNESCO-IHE
PDF
Prevention and settlement of disputes
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, UNECE
PDF
Implementing the Water Convention: country experience from Kazakhstan
Mr. Serik Akhmetov, representative from Kazakhstan
PDF
Implementing the Water Convention: country experience from Hungary
Mr. Peter Kovacs, Ministry of Interior, Hungary
PDF
Implementing the Water Convention: country experience from Greece
Mr. Alexandros Kolliopoulos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
PDF
How the Water Convention promotes transboundary water cooperation on the ground
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Preliminary conclusions of the National Committee of Iraq: why being a Party to both water conventions?
Mr. Murtadha Al-Sudani, representative from the National Committee
PDF
How to become a party and basic requirements for implementation and compliance
Ms. Francesca Bernardini, UNECE
Comments by Parties to the Convention on accession process
PDF