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List of Press Releases - 2014-13

UNECE facilitates negotiation of a technical protocol on transboundary water cooperation between Belarus and Lithuania (04 November 2014)

On 30 and 31 October 2014, Belarus and Lithuania negotiated a bilateral technical protocol on transboundary water cooperation for the shared Neman River Basin, facilitated by UNECE and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Belarus, in the framework of the project “River Basin Management ...
Montenegro becomes the fortieth Party to the UNECE Water Convention  (03 July 2014)

On 23 June 2014, Montenegro joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and the amendments to the Convention that allow accession by countries outside the UNECE region. ...
Experts from Belarus and Lithuania agree to strengthen technical cooperation on shared water resources in the Neman River Basin (25 June 2014)

On 19 and 20 June 2014, experts and representatives from environmental authorities in Belarus, Lithuania and the Kaliningrad oblast of the Russian Federation met in Vilnius to discuss the results of the draft strategic framework for basin adaptation in the Neman Basin, as well as options for future ...
Arab countries study the benefits of joining the UNECE Water Convention (12 June 2014)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) can be a source of inspiration for progress in the management of shared surface waters and groundwaters in the Arab region and ...
UNECE welcomes the entry into force of the United Nations Watercourses Convention (22 May 2014)

The 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (United Nations Watercourses Convention) will enter into force on 17 August 2014. The accession by Viet Nam to the United Nations Watercourses Convention on 19 May 2014 triggered its entry into ...
Armenia prepares to ratify the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health: draft national water and health targets finalized  (06 May 2014)

On 6 May 2014 in Yerevan, the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on water resources management approved the draft national water and health targets, prepared by the national expert group with support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The targets ...
Kazakhstan to start process of joining UNECE Protocol on Water and Health (27 April 2014)

At a meeting on 24 April 2014 in Burabay, Kazakhstan, key stakeholders of the National Policy Dialogue on water resources Steering Committee of Kazakhstan recommended the initiation of the process of joining the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-World Health Organization ...
UNECE develops cooperation on information management with Ministers of Environment in Central Asia (06 April 2014)

On 3 April in Dushanbe, Tajikistan the Inter-State Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD) composed of Ministers of the Environment of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted a decision inviting UNECE to provide assistance to the institutional and legal ...
UNECE helped to complete another phase of Kyrgyzstan’s Chu Basin Management Plan  (19 March 2014)

On Thursday, 20 March, the Steering Committee of the Kyrgyz National Policy Dialogue on water resources discussed an expert assessment of the state of water reservoirs in the basin, along with a wide range of policies and projects in field of water. The United Nations Economic Commission for ...
UNECE and the International Sava River Basin Commission launch nexus assessment to promote intersectoral coordination on natural resources management  (05 March 2014)

On Tuesday, 4 March 2014, a three-day workshop started in Zagreb, Croatia, to assess the intersectoral and transboundary aspects of managing the water, land, ecosystem and energy resources of the Sava River Basin. Some 50 representatives of the relevant ministries and various interest groups from ...
UNECE supports transboundary water cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with new knowledge on climate change and a new water management project (26 February 2014)

On 27 and 28 February in Bishkek the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bishkek Office and the national Kyrgyz authorities organized two meetings in support of the development of transboundary water cooperation between Kazakhstan ...
UNECE to help Azerbaijan finalize its water sector strategy  (26 January 2014)

At a 23 January 2014 meeting in Baku, key stakeholders of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) Steering Committee of Azerbaijan agreed to finalize the State water strategy within the next few months. Development of the strategy has been supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ...
UNECE assists Azerbaijan and Georgia to make another step towards sustainable management of the Kura River Basin (16 January 2014)

On Thursday, 16 January 2014, representatives of Azerbaijan and Georgia met in Baku to negotiate the text of a draft bilateral agreement on the shared water resources of the Kura River Basin as part of a joint United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) - Organization for Security and ...

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