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Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention)

28-30 November 2012 | Rome, Italy
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Highlights for Thursday, 29 November 2012

On Thursday, MOP6 participants continued progress on their very full agenda, tackling: support to implementation through capacity building and assistance on the ground; transboundary groundwater; assessment of the status of transboundary waters; joint monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters, including data management and information exchange; water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins; National Policy Dialogues under the European Union Water Initiative; cooperation with the Protocol on Water and Health; and cooperation with other multilateral environmental agreements and international partners.

The meeting decided to create a unique mechanism aimed to support implementation and compliance and adopted model provisions on transboundary groundwaters.

In the afternoon, the signing ceremony of the new bilateral Treaty on Cooperation on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Dniester River Basin took place, with Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova, and Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine.

Two side events were held during the lunch break, entitled: “The EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogue: identifying good practices and lessons learned, shaping ideas for the future,” and “How the UN system supports transboundary water cooperation.”

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A view of the plenary
Morning Session
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From L-R: Marco Keiner, Director, Environment Division, UNECE; Attila Tanzi, University of Bologna, Italy and Chair of the Convention's Legal Board; Sibylle Vermont, Chair of MOP6, Switzerland; Francesca Bernardini, UNECE Secretariat; Iulia Trombitcaia, UNECE Secretariat; Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE Secretariat
Francesca Bernardini, UNECE Secretariat
Sibylle Vermont, Chair of MOP6, Switzerland
Attila Tanzi, University of Bologna, Italy and Chair of the Convention's Legal Board
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Matanat Avazova, Azerbaijan
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Martine Rohn-Brossard, Switzerland
Loredana Dall'Ora, Italy, representing the EU Presidency
Vladimir Ivlev, Russian Federation
Christian Severin, GEF
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From L-R: Marco Keiner, Director, Environment Division, UNECE; Lea Kauppi, Finland; Francesca Bernardini, UNECE Secretariat; Annukka Lipponen, UNECE Secretariat
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Lea Kauppi, Finland
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Annukka Lipponen, UNECE Secretariat
Heide Jekel, Germany
Peter Kovacs, Hungary
Paul Haener, International Office for Water
Signing ceremony of the Dniester River Basin Treaty
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From L-R: Riccardo Migliori, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE; Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine; Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova; Sibylle Vermont, Chair of MOP6, Switzerland
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Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine and Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova
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Eduard Stavytskyi, Ministe of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine and Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova
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Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine signing the treaty.
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Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova signing the treaty.
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Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine and Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova
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NGO representatives welcomed the Dniester Treaty.
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Riccardo Migliori, OSCE
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Gheorghe Salaru, Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova
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Andrey Vasilyev, UNECE
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Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine
Afternoon Session
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From L-R: Heide Jekel, Germany; Francesca Bernardini, UNECE Secretariat; Joost Jacobus Buntsma, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Water and Climate, the Netherlands; Sonja Koeppel, UNECE Secretariat
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Ana Drapa, Senior Adviser, Directorate of Water Resources Management, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Romania
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Joost Jacobus Buntsma, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Water and Climate, the Netherlands
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Sonja Koeppel, UNECE Secretariat
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Kjetil Tveitan, Norway, Chairperson of the Bureau of the Protocol on Water and Health
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Ambassador Laurence Argimon-Pistre, EU
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Alice Aureli, UNESCO
Side Events
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The panel during the side-event: The EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogue - identifying good practices and lessons learned, shaping ideas for the future. From L-R: Michael Scoullos, GWP-Med; Abdybai Dzhailoobaev, Kyrgyzstan; Gurbangeldi Ballyyev, Turkmenistan; Volker Frobarth, Germany; Anna Tsvietkova, MAMA-86; Volodya Narimanyan, Armenia
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The panel during the side-event: How the UN system supports transboundary water cooperation. From L-R: Sonja Koeppel, UNECE Secretariat; Alessandro Palmieri, World Bank; Fedor Klimchuk, UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia; Mohamed Al-Hamdi, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia; Vladimir Mamaev, UNDP; Lara Ognibene, UNEP; Jean-Marc Faurès, FAO; Alice Aureli, UNESCO; Federico Properzi, UN-Water
Participants networking
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*Amendment to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention
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