international waters

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Noun1.international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nationinternational waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
briny, main - any very large body of (salt) water
territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
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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.
Transboundary Waters, Infrastructure Development and Public Private Partnership: Through the Prism of the Nam Thuen 2 and Xayaburi Hydropower Projects
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.
Transboundary waters 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.

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