Тараптардың кеңесi Конвенцияның негiзгi басқарушы органы болып табылады. Ол Конвенцияның барлық Тараптарын қамтиды. Кеңеске қол қойған және басқа мемлекеттер, сондай-ақ үкіметаралық және үкіметтік емес ұйымдар да байқаушылар ретінде қатысады. Тараптар Кеңесінің мандаты Конвенцияның жүзеге асырылуын үнемі қадағалап отыру және Конвенцияның мақсаттарына жету үшін қажетті шараларды қабылдау болып табылады.

 

Тараптар Кеңесінің отырыстары:

Тараптар Кеңесінің бірінші отырысы (Хельсинки, 1997 жылғы 2-4 шілде)

Тараптар Кеңесінің екінші отырысы (Гаага, 2000 жылғы 23-25 наурыз)

Тараптар Кеңесінің үшінші отырысы (Мадрид, 2003 жылғы 26-28 қараша)

Тараптар Кеңесінің төртінші сессиясы (Бонн, 2006 жылғы 20-22 қараша)

Тараптар Кеңесінің бесінші сессиясы (Женева, 2009 жылғы 10-12 қараша)

Тараптар Кеңесінің алтыншы сессиясы (Рим, 2012 жылғы 28-30 қараша)

Тараптар Кеңесінің жетінші сессиясы (Будапешт, 2015 жылғы 17-19 қараша)

Тараптар Кеңесінің сегізінші отырысы (Астана қаласы, 2018 жылғы 10-12 қазан)

Eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (10-12 October 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan).

By the Decision of the Seventh Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention, held from 17 to 19 November 2015 in Budapest (Hungary), the Government of Kazakhstan committed itself to host the next Eighth Session of the Meeting of the Parties in 2018. The eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention is scheduled to be held in Astana from October 10 to 12, 2018.

For the first time, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention will be held in Asia. It is also the first Meeting of the Parties to be held following the Convention's global opening in 2016.
The eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties will take place in an expanded format, including the participation of countries outside the UNECE region and countries that are not Parties to the Convention. About 600 people are expected to attend - the official delegates of most UN member countries, the UN Secretariat, international and non-governmental organizations, the private and science sector.

At the eighth session it is planned to adopt a number of important decisions of the Parties, including the strategy for the implementation of the Convention at the global level, the signing of international agreements, the accession of several countries to the Convention.

Currently, the International Water Assessment Center assists the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the preparation and organization of the Eighth Session of the Meeting of the Parties in Astana.

Annotated provision agenda for the eighth session

Side events

Work programm of the International Water Assessment Centre for 2019-2021.

Serik Akhmetov

From August 2017 to the present - Director of the International Water Assessment Centre.

A graduate of Kazakh State University, Almaty, 1979, holds a diploma in Hydro-engineering.

Candidate of Geographical Sciences (State Oceanographic Institute, Moscow, 1989).

Having worked in scientific organizations, central executive state bodies of Kazakhstan, international and public organizations, has notably focused on transboundary water management and cooperation.

At the 6th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Rome, November 2012), was elected to members of the Bureau of the Convention for the period 2012-2015.

Ахметов Серік Кабдуәліұлы

2017 жылдың тамыз айынан бастап қазіргі уақытқа дейін - Халықаралық суды бағалау орталығының директоры.

Білімі жоғары,  мамандығы - инженер-гидролог (Қазақ мемлекеттік университеті, Алматы қ., 1979).

География ғылымдарының кандидаты (Мемлекеттік океанографиялық институты, Мәскеу, 1989).

Ғылыми ұйымдарда, Қазақстанның орталық атқарушы органдарында, халықаралық және қоғамдық ұйымдарда жұмыс тәжірибесі бар. Трансшекаралық ағын сулар мен халықаралық көлдерді қорғау және пайдалану туралы конвенцияның Тараптарының 6-шы отырысында (Рим, 2012 жылғы қараша) 2012-2015 жылдар аралығына Конвенцияның Бюросына құрамына сайланды.

The International Water Assessment Center (IWAC) is the subsidiary joint body of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (hereinafter referred to as the Convention).

«The Convention aims to protect and ensure the quality, quantity and sustainable use of transboundary water resources through the provision of assistance in cooperation.
The Convention was originally concluded in Helsinki in 1992 as a regional instrument of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), but in 2003 it was amended to allow all United Nations Member States to accede to it. Since March 1, 2016, all States Members of the United Nations may accede to the Convention.

The Meeting of the Parties is the main governing body of the Convention. Its task is to continuously monitor the implementation of the Convention and to take the measures necessary to achieve the objectives of the Convention.

At the second session of the Meeting of the Parties (The Hague, Netherlands, 23-25 March, 2000), it was decided to establish the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC) as the joint center of the Convention. From 2000 to 2008, IWAC hosted in the Netherlands, from 2009 to 2012 - in Slovakia.

At its seventh session (Budapest, Hungary, 17-19 November 2015), the Meeting of the Parties accepted the offer by Kazakhstan to host IWAC starting in 2017.»

In 2017, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the deployment of IWAC in Kazakhstan.
Based on this Memorandum, IWAC was established in Kazakhstan in Astana as a branch of the Institute of Geography LLP. Basic funding for IWAC activities is provided from the republican budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As a joint center of the Convention, the main purpose of IWAC is to support the implementation of the Convention and, as relevant, its Protocol on Water and Health, as well as their work programs adopted by the respective Meetings of the Parties.

IWAC will:
- provide scientific, methodological and technical support to national governments for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention;
- assist countries to introduce best practices, including through pilot projects on transboundary waters;
- assist Parties to the Convention with an economy in transition through the organization of seminars and workshops on the exchange of information on best available technologies, on the results of research and development, on training related to monitoring and assessment of the state of water resources;
- assist to the Parties to the Convention in the preparation of reports on the status of transboundary waters, including on the basis of general regional information, as well as in the development and maintenance of relevant databases.
In carrying out its activities, IWAC shall abide with the principles of neutrality and cooperation, in the best interests of the Convention, in order to safeguard credibility, independence and objectivity
IWAC will have a special focus on Kazakhstan’s neighboring countries, other Central Asian countries, as well as other countries inside and outside the UNECE region, as appropriate.

Since July 10, 2020, the IWAC (International Water Assessment Centre) is a Branch of the Public Fund "Executive Directorate of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan" on the basis of contract №83 of June 25, 2020 on public procurement.