Annotated Provisional Programme
List of Participants
Mr. Ján KUBIŠ
Mr. Miroslav JENČA
Ms. Noeleen HEYZER
Statements by Heads of Delegation
Mr. Daud YAAR
Mr. Fikrat BABAYEV
Mr. Avazbek ATAKHANOV
Mr. Toshmad NAZIROV
Plenary Session Keynote Statement: Joining forces in promoting regional dialogue and cooperation
Mr. Sham L. BATHIJA
Information for Delegates
Afghanistan Human Development Report 2011 (Theme: Water Security)
Session A: “Energy: a main driver of economic development in the region”
Project A1: "Energy poverty mitigation in the rural, off-grid regions of SPECA countries through the development of regional cooperation in renewable energy sector"
Session B: “Building virtual bridges: facilitating information flows, improving statistics and supporting regional networks”
"The Euro-Asian Information Highway"
Project B1: "Measuring transport performance in SPECA countries based on a new UNECE developed methodology"
Project B2: "Integrating the management of trade information flows in Central Asia: Harmonizing documents, data and documentary procedures"
Project B3: "Streamlining statistical production"
Project B4: "Economic statistics capacity building"
Project B5: "Strengthening statistics on international migration"
Project B6: "Strengthening institutional support for women entrepreneurs through business associations in SPECA countries"
Session C: “Promoting trade, transport, services and private investment”
Project C1: "Technical assistance to SPECA countries in the field of international transport of dangerous goods"
Project C2: "Workshops for the adoption of a Unified Railway Law by SPECA countries"
Project C3: "Seminars on UN regulations on vehicle safety and on periodical technical inspection of vehicles in view of accession of SPECA countries to UNECE Agreements"
Project C4: "SPECA AfT Implementation and Monitoring Council: A regional Aid-for-Trade implementation and monitoring mechanism"
Project C5: "Support for developing free trade agreement(s) between Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbours"
Project C6: "Integration of SPECA countries into the multilateral trading system, in particular the WTO"
Project C7: "Trade promotion in SPECA member countries"
Project C8: "Public-Private Partnerships Readiness Assessment – from capacity building into direct project delivery in essential basic services"
Project C9: "Creation and promotion of regional trade support institutions (TSI) network in SPECA Countries"
Session D: “Joint management of shared resources, particularly water”
Overview of projects
Project D1: "Capacity-building for cooperation on dam safety in Central Asia", phase 3
Project D2: Second phase of the programme “Regional dialogue and cooperation on water resources management in Central Asia”
Project D3: "Strengthening cooperation on transboundary watershed management between Afghanistan and Tajikistan in the upper Amu Darya river basin"
Project D4: "Water quality in the Amu Darya basin"
Project D5: "Lifting Afghanistan to become an equal riparian member within the Amu Darya basin" (International Water Management Institute, Central Asia Office)
Project D6: "Strengthening implementation of UNECE multilateral environmental agreements and enhancing transboundary cooperation in Central Asia"
Project D7: "Developing capacities and empowering local experts in the Amu Darya basin"