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Development cooperation, 6/28/2016

Support to the programme of work of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Description

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (1992) creates a framework for regional transboundary water cooperation. UNECE Water Convention aims to protect and ensure the quantity, quality and sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation. The Convention reduces conflicts and enhances security. It prevents and reduces pollution with transboundary impact. Initially negotiated as a regional instrument, it turned into a universally available legal framework for transboundary water cooperation, following the entry into force of amendments in 2013, opening it to all UN Member States. Several ODA eligible countries are interested in ratifying the Convention. Finland has an active role in global transboundary cooperation. Finland has co-operated with the UNECE Water Convention Secretariat on policy issues and the MFA is currently financing UNECE water projects in Central Asia. Finland (SYKE) is represented in the Water Convention Bureau as well as the most important working groups. The proposed support to the UNECE Water Convention Programme of work for 2016-18 will be directed to the areas of work with Finland as a lead party. These include the opening of the Convention, promotion and partnerships and water-food-energy-ecosystems -nexus in transboundary basins. It is proposed that the MFA will support the UNECE Water Convention Programme of work for 2016-18 with the amount of 100 000 euro in 2016.

Funding decision 6/28/2016

100 000 €

Target region

Developing countries (not specified)

Field of activity

Water resources policy and administrative management 80%
Water supply - large systems 20%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Funding channel

YK:n Euroopan talouskomissio

Contact

keo-60

Code for the object of funding

89892615

ID

UHA2015-015355

Created date

4/24/2015

Modified

7/6/2016

Case state

Decision-making
Financing decision
Decision

Case status

Pending

This document

Updated 8/30/2016

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