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UZBEK DELEGATION TOOK PART IN THE MEETING OF PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND USE OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATERCOURSES AND INTERNATIONAL LAKES

Botschaft Usbekistan, December 20, 2015

As the press service of Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan reports, on November17-19, 2015, Budapest hosted the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes of 1992. The meeting has been attended by the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the event the sides discussed prospects for cross-border cooperation in the framework of the Convention and its role in achieving sustainable development as well as implementation of other global initiatives for the period up to 2030.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 74 countries and the European Commission, Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCPDCA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the OSCE, the Global Water Partnership, the Scientific Research Centre of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission (SRC ICWC), Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), basin organizations, NGOs and academic circles.

In the framework of the event, the election of the Committee on the implementation of the Convention has passed. For the first time a member of the most important in the structure of the Secretariat of the Convention Committee has become the representative of Uzbekistan.

The activities of our country in the Committee on the implementation of the Convention will provide an opportunity to work more closely with the UNECE in the framework of international legal mechanism based on the principled position of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the rational and equitable use of water resources in Central Asia.


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