African country Chad joins UN Water Convention – Xinhua

GENEVA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — Landlocked and desert-prone Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European area to accede to the Water Convention, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said Tuesday.

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Trans-boundary Watercourses and International Lakes is serviced by the UNECE and Chad submitted its instruments of accession to the UN in New York on Feb. 22.

Chad is considered a key country in the ecosystem of the northern Central African region which it shares with north and east African countries.

It had initiated the process of accession to the Water Convention in early 2017, Jean Rodriguez, chief of the UNECE Information Unit said at a UN briefing here.

“Chad’s accession to the Water Convention builds on decades of…

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