Ninth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention

The 9th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP9) to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with the Government of Estonia. The event takes place on 29 September to 1 October, and will be in a hybrid format, in the Palais des Nations/Geneva and virtual. On the first day, GWP Executive Secretary Darío Soto-Abril will be a panellist in a high-level special segment on the theme of “Water and Peace”.

The meeting will be a milestone for reviewing and accelerating progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.5, discussing challenges and good practices related to transboundary water cooperation and the role of the Convention.

More than 500 representatives of Ministries responsible for water, environment, foreign affairs and development cooperation - from both Parties and non-Parties to the Convention - together with representatives of joint bodies, international and non-governmental organisations and academia from all regions of the world are expected to attend.

On 29 September, the special session on “Water and Peace” will provide an opportunity to highlight and discuss the role of transboundary water cooperation in fostering trust, stability and peace. It will offer a high-level platform for an open dialogue on the role of water in sustainable development, regional integration, cooperation and peace in transboundary basins and beyond. A concept note of the session is available here.

Full details, including materials and registration, are available on the dedicated UNECE webpage.