At the same time, according to the existing world order, transboundary waters
of rivers belong to the territories of border states and form part of these territories.
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The Water Convention can offer a solid co-operation framework for North African countries, she added at a workshop on "boosting co-operation in the transboundary waters
field in North Africa," held on Wednesday in Tunis
Belarus will ink with Poland a cooperation agreement in the protection and rational use of transboundary waters
The first international document is the draft "UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigable Uses of International Watercourses" (here) which calls for 'equitable and reasonable utilization' of transboundary waters
This was during Guterres' participation in a Security Council meeting on preventive diplomacy and transboundary waters
, which was chaired by Bolivian President Evo Morales, which holds the UNSC's presidency for the month.
The countries of those regions were likely to be the first to face the challenge of sharing transboundary waters
The conference is expected to bring 250 foreign delegates, including government ministers from Seychelles, Maldives and representatives of GEF beneficiary countries, non-governmental organizations, transboundary waters
management institutions, United Nations Agencies, GEF International Waters project managers and staff, and the international private sector.
are considered a thematic priority area of the United Nations (12), so it has stimulated specific initiatives like the Shared Waters Partnership (13) (SWP) and the Transboundary River Basin Initiative Project (TRIB) (14).
The state parties must ensure that transboundary waters
are used with the aim of ecologically sound and rational water management, conservation of water resources and environmental protection.
74) Having entered into force in 1996, the UNECE Water Convention has had time to develop hard law instruments such as the Protocol on Water and Health (75) and the Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters
Nurturing the opportunities for water cooperation, in particular in transboundary waters
management, can help build mutual respect, understanding and trust among countries and promote peace, security and sustainable economic growth.