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4th Meeting of the Parties of the Protocol on Water and Health

14/11/2016 (All day) - 16/11/2016 (All day)

Organized by UNECE with the presence of WfWP, delegates and Committee membes.

Geneva, Switzerland

The fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes will take place on 14-16 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. , starting on Monday.

The fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties will be an important milestone for the work under the Protocol. The meeting will feature a special high-level session to reflect on the role of the Protocol as a tool to promote the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and facilitate the implementation of SDGs at national level. The Meeting of the Parties is also expected to adopt a number of important decisions and an ambitious programme of work aiming at further addressing the main challenges related to water, sanitation and health in the pan-European region as well as starting work in two areas of strategic importance, namely institutional water, sanitation and hygiene as well as increasing resilience to climate change.

Some funds are available to support participation of nominated representatives from developing countries and countries with economies in transition, eligible for financial support. Requests for financial support (please find attached below) should be submitted together with a formal letter of nomination to the UNECE secretariat ( as soon as possible but not later than 3 October 2016. Particpants are requested to make an online registration as soon as possible but not later than 30 October 2016.

The working languages of the event will be English, French and Russian.

The meeting will follow a PaperSmart model. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own copies of the documents and laptops. 

Please find the Rules of Procedure of the Meeting of the Parties attached in three different languages below. 


The meeting will be held in the Palais des Nations, room XVII