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Freshwater Law and Governance: Global and Regional Perspectives for Sustainability: Technical background document for theme 3: “Environmental Laws and Regulations” and theme 4: “Institutional Challenge”
United Nations Environment Programme

This study is intended to contribute to the discussion of international freshwater governance, in particular with respect to how regional and basin agreements relate to the implementation of international water law principles and provisions and to global multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). More specifically, this study examined how seven regional and basin water agreements deal with selected international water law principles and provisions and how that treatment relates to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (the UN Watercourses Convention) and seven other MEAs.


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Enhanced Coordination across the United Nations system, Including the Environment Management Group: Report of the Executive Director: Addendum: Update on the Status of Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

In accordance with paragraph 5 of Governing Council decision 26/11 of 24 February 2011, the report provides an update on the status of activities undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme pursuant to the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations.


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Chemicals and Waste management: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the Executive Director


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Consultative Process on Financing Options for Chemicals and Wastes: Final Report on the Implementation of Governing Council decisions SS.XI/8 and 26/7: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is the final report of the Executive Director on the consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes, as requested by the Governing Council in its decision 26/7 of 24 February 2011. The report is based on, among other things, the outcome document of the fifth and final meeting in the consultative process, held in Bangkok on 6 and 7 October 2011; the co-chairs’ summary of the discussions of the contact group on finance and technical assistance at the first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the International Conference on Chemicals Management, held in Belgrade from 15 to 18 November 2011; and multilateral and bilateral consultations with Governments and other relevant stakeholders.


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Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

The report provides information on progress in the implementation of Governing Council decision 26/4 and on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including the outcomes of the first session of the plenary meeting to determine modalities and institutional arrangements for the platform, held in Nairobi from 3 to 7 October 2011. The Governing Council is not required to take a decision on this matter, as the second session of the plenary meeting is being organized pursuant to decision 26/4.


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