WORLD Cameroon takes steps to accede to UN Water Convention

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Cameroon takes steps to accede to UN Water Convention

Xinhua

19:25, November 06, 2019

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YAOUNDE, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Ministry of Energy and Water Resources began here on Tuesday a two-day information sharing workshop on the process initiated by the African country to become a party to the UN Water Convention.

The workshop, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), discussed practical steps in the country's accession process, according to Sonja Koeppel, secretary of the Water Convention.

"In essence, we are discussing practical implementation of the Water Convention to address the challenges of water resources management in Cameroon," Koeppel said at the start of the event.

Cameroon has five river basins, and is considered a key country in the ecosystem of the West and Central African regions.

"The Water Convention provides a crucial legal and environmental framework, helping countries to manage water in a cooperative and sustainable manner," said Koeppel.

Cameroon officials with the water ministry said the country will "soon" fast track its accession to the convention.

The UNECE includes 56 member states in Europe, North America and Asia.

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