Donors’ Conference for the Aral Sea Basin Program- 3

9 Dec 2010

Donors’ Conference for the Aral Sea Basin Program- 3

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -Some 50 representatives of donors and international organizations, as well as representatives of Central Asian countries and regional organizations in the IFAS system, participated in the Donor Coordination Conference of the Third Aral Sea Basin Programme, which took place on 9 December 2010 in Almaty.

A Statement by the Donors and Implementing Agencies on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Third Aral Sea Basin Program was delivered at the Conference. The Statement emphasized that donors fully supported the Program and were ready to work together with the Executive Committee of IFAS and the Governments of IFAS member states in its implementation. The Statement underlined that donor coordination should be raised to a new level and a regular joint process for reviewing ASBP-3 implementation should be established.

UNRCCA assisted in preparations of the conference and the ASBP for 2011-2015, a comprehensive package of measures to address the situation in the Aral Sea Basin.

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Statement by the Donors and Implementing Agencies on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Third Aral Sea Basin Program