Seminar “Best Practices and International Experience with Transboundary Water Dispute Resolution”
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -A two-day workshop "Best Practices and International Experience with Transboundary Water Dispute Resolution", organized by the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) with support of the Government of the United States of America, was held on 6-7 December 2010, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Representatives of relevant institutions from Central Asian states, Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, experts on international law, including lawyers from the international law firm White&Case, officials from international and regional organizations and relevant UN structures took part in the event.
In his opening remarks Ambassador Miroslav Jenča, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, emphasized that current problems in the management of water resources can be solved only when the interests of all states of the region are taken into consideration. "The role of the UNRCCA is to facilitate the process of a constructive dialogue and support the efforts of Central Asian states aimed at finding mutually beneficial and long-term solutions", added the SRSG.
International experts focused on various types of dispute resolution mechanisms in international treaties and conventions and best practices in their application. Participants were engaged in specific case studies and held in-depth discussions on possible dispute resolution mechanisms in the context of Central Asia.
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