Support to the programme of work of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
Development cooperation , 15.06.2020

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. Chad's and Senegal's accession to the Convention occurred in 2018 and several other 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 has also financed 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 2019-2021 will be directed to the implementation of the programme of work as a whole. It is proposed that the MFA will support the UNECE Water Convention Programme of work for 2019-2021 with the amount of 200 000 euro in 2020.

More information

https://www.unece.org/env/water.html

Funding decision  15.06.2020

200 000 €

Target region

Developing countries

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Water sector 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-90

Code for the object of funding

89892615

ID

UHA2020-001891

Modified

18.06.2020