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Arab region workshop on SDG indicator 6.5.2

5 March 2020

United Nations House, Beirut, Lebanon

The technical workshop on Supporting the monitoring and implementation of the SDGs -Transboundary water cooperation SDG 6 Indicator 6.5.2 for the Arab region will be held on 5 March 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon.

In view of next the reporting cycle, taking place in 2020, the technical workshop on Supporting the monitoring and implementation of the SDGs -Transboundary water cooperation SDG 6 Indicator 6.5.2 for the Arab region is organized as part of a series of thematic consultations and sub-regional workshops, to build capacity in monitoring progress and reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2, within the framework of UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 and as activities recommended by the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO-IHP and the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention.

This technical workshop aims to assist countries in the Arab region to collect, report and make use of data on SDG indicator 6.5.2 measuring progress in transboundary water cooperation, in the perspective of preparing the second reporting exercise in 2020.

Taking into account the results of the first reporting exercise in the region and in view of preparing the second reporting exercise, the main objectives of the workshop are to build capacity on good practices and lessons learned from the reporting process, introduce focal points to the new developed materials, reflect on the use of the results of the first reporting exercise and discussed possible coordination of riparian countries in the reporting process to ultimately increase the rate of responses and improve the quality of reports in the next reporting exercise.

Further information on reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2 is available at http://www.unece.org/water/transboundary_water_cooperation_reporting.html

The workshop will be preceded by the regional workshop on Enhancing transboundary water cooperation in the MENA region: progress, challenges and opportunities  (Beirut, Lebanon, 3–4 March 2020).

Participation and registration
This meeting is by invitation only. It is targeted to experts responsible for completing the reporting template or coordinating the reporting process on SDG indicator 6.5.2 from the Arab region.

Participants are requested to register by 9 February 2019 on the following link

Further practical information will be available in the practical information note.

Visa
Participants requiring an entry visa for Lebanon should initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the meeting. Upon receipt of a formal nomination letter, on a request basis, a personalized letter of invitation can be provided to participants to facilitate the visa application process. Participants are required to secure their own visas for travel to Lebanon, as may be necessary. Lebanese visa and entry requirements are available at the following site: http://www.general-security.gov.lb/en/posts/38.

DocumentsARAENGFRE
Concept NotePDFPDF
Provisional Agenda
Template for the 2nd reporting exercise on SDG indicator 6.5.2 (Dec 2019 version)WordWord
List of participants
Background materials
UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6: webpage on SDG indicator 6.5.2link
UNECE: webpage on reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2link
Step-by-step methodology for the calculation of SDG 6.5.2 indicator (2017 version)link
Draft Guide to reporting under the Water Convention and as a contribution to SDG indicator 6.5.2 (version without layout) (ECE/MP.WAT/60)
Progress on transboundary water cooperation: Global baseline for SDG indicator 6.5.2 (ECE.MP.WAT/57)see publication
Regional report: Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2see report
Progress on transboundary water cooperation under the Water Convention (ECE/MP.WAT/51)see publication
Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitationsee publication
Technical Webinars on SDG 6.5.2 (presentation of the calculation method)see resourcessee resources