Transboundary Waters in South America

Dr. Marisa Arienza, President of Green Cross Argentina, will highlight the added value of international legal instruments, such as the UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC) to promote cooperation, development and environmental protection in South America.

Green Cross International has been actively promoting the ratification of the UN Watercourses Convention by countries, since its adoption at the UN General Assembly in 1997. To this day, only 36 states have done so. Green Cross’ multi-stakeholder campaigns throughout its network of national organisations have however borne some success since they were followed by several accessions (France, Italy, Spain, Burkina Faso, Chad and Côte d’Ivoire).

By promoting cooperation between Riparian States and water users, acceding to and implementing the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Water Convention will create an enabling environment to achieve all the targets of the SDG 6.

Target 6.5 will particularly benefit from accession to those international legal instruments:

“By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.”

  • Event: Successful Negotiation and Implementation of Global, Regional and Bilateral Transboundary Cooperation Agreements
  • Date & Time: 21 March 2018, 09:00 to 10:30
  • Location: Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center, Room 28
  • GCI’s Agenda at the Forum