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Executive Committee IFAS aims to develop regular and close cooperation with International community in order to achieve support in the implementation of its activities. From May 2009 EC IFAS is working with the organizations of the UN system and other International organizations, Financial Institutes, foreign Governmental and Non-governmental organizations.

 

UN Economic Commission for Europe

EC IFAS and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) intensively cooperate within the strategic development areas in partnership with the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the International Office for Water, the International Water Assessment Centre, the French Global Environment Facility, the Governments of Finland, Russia

 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Strategic partnership with Central Asia has high importance for Germany. A wide range of projects in the field of education, sustainable economic development, legal and juridical reforms, environmental and economic change is aimed to support the development of Central Asia through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

 

World Bank

World Bank’s strategy for the development of IWRM in the region is in many ways convergent with the developed Third Aral Sea Basin Program 

 

United States Agency for International Development 

 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 

SDC strategic development activities within the ASBP-3 framework

 

European Union

EC IFAS achieved dynamic partnership with the institutions of the European Union: European Parliament, Council of the European Union, European Commission made contribution to the process of the ASBP-3 elaboration

 

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

In support to strengthening regional cooperation with regard to the problems of the Aral Sea basin the OSCE’s multidimensional approach to security makes it a particularly appropriate partner for the EC IFAS future efforts

 

UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

The political mission of UN, implemented by the Centre in support to the activities of EC IFAS provides an opportunity to initiate the high-level discussions on the regional security issues

 

Organizations of UN system

EC IFAS aims to involve the specialized organizations and programs of the UN system to address specific socio-economic issues in the Region

 

Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia

Regional institutions of EC IFAS and CAREC cooperate in the field of environmental management and see the opportunity for coordination of the interrelated activities

Strategic partnership with Central Asia has high importance for Germany. In June 2007, the new partnership strategy between the European Union and Central Asia was initiated by the Government of Germany. A wide range of projects in the field of education, sustainable economic development, legal and juridical reforms, environmental and economic change is aimed to support the development of Central Asia through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The Donor Coordination Conference for the Third Aral Sea Basin Program- 3 (ASBP-3) took place in Almaty on December 9th.

After discussions of the proposed ASBP-3 a Donors’ Statement was unanimously adopted expressing the full support of the Program and the readiness of donors to work together with IFAS and the Governments of IFAS member states in its implementation.

On October 12th the European Parliament held High Level Public Hearing on the Aral Sea problems with the participation of representatives of the international political and economic organizations, experts and analysts.

On July 29, 2010 Chairman of the Executive Committee Sagit Ibatullin addressed the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna. 

On July 20 in Ashgabat under the auspices of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) the high-level meeting “Dialogue on Water Resources issues: Implementing decisions of the Summit of IFAS and the outcome of the visit of UN Secretary General to the countries of Central Asia" was conducted.

On May 26 Berlin hosted an international forum "The Aral Sea: from the lake to the desert - the life with an environmental catastrophe", organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in cooperation with German Union for Environmental Protection (NABU).

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