Athens Declaration

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The Athens Declaration Process is intended to assist SEE countries, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders, to prepare IWRM and water efficiency plans for major river basins and lakes, including a range of complementary interventions, with a coordinated mechanism to allow for exchange of information and experience between activities.

The Athens Declaration Process is a joint effort of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank, launched at the International Conference on "Sustainable Development for Lasting Peace: Shared Water, Shared Future, Shared Knowledge", 6-7 May 2003, Vouliagmeni/Athens, Greece. The Conference was an important element of the Hellenic Presidency of the European Union.

The “Athens Declaration concerning Shared Water, Shared Future and Shared Knowledge” provides a framework for a long-term process to support cooperative activities for the management of shared water resources specifically in the SEE and Mediterranean regions. The Athens Declaration Process is intended to assist SEE countries, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders, to prepare IWRM and water efficiency plans for major river basins and lakes, including a range of complementary interventions, with a coordinated mechanism to allow for exchange of information and experience between activities.

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Interpretations and Explanations

Partnership Title

The Athens Declaration Process (and the Petersberg Process)

-> see also joint Petersberg Process Phase II / Athens Declaration Process

Partners

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank

Geographical Focus Area

South Eastern Europe (SEE)

Subject Focus Area

Transboundary Cooperation and Water Management (in SEE)

Recent Events

Berlin Roundtable, 5-7 Dec 2005:

  • Side-meeting: 2nd IW:LEARN Activity D2 coordination meeting


References

Declaration WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Athens Declaration

External Resources

Attachments

 IW LEARN Act D2 - Conclusions 2nd Coordination meeting Berlin 7 12 2004 Draft.doc

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