News and Events > Recent news > Archive 2010 > UN Watercourses Convention: In force by 2011|
Women for Water SC-members are currently (7 September 2010) in Stockholm, where they attend the World Water Week, the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. One of those issues is the ratification of the 1997 UN Convention of the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. By signing a postcard, Women for Water expressed its support to the campaign for the UN Watercourses Convention's entry into force by 2011. By supporting the campaign, Women for Water joins the call upon states across the globe to ratify the Convention.
The world’s transboundary water resources often fall victim to poor international coordination between states, with dramatic consequences to biodiversity, livelihoods, and the economy. This represents a major threat to international peace and to the world’s energy and food security, and climate change will only make things worse. Although good progress has been achieved in many places, sound international legal instruments can aid basin/aquifer states in doing better and facilitate development cooperation.
Last update on september 7th, 2010