HLE3.1 – Meetings of the High-Level Joint Technical Committee for Water-Agriculture of the League of Arab States (FAO,LAS)(Closed Event – By Invitation)

Convener (s): League of Arab States (LAS), Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD)

The League of Arab States and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), in collaboration with FAO and ESCWA are organizing this meeting. The High-Level Joint Water-Agriculture Technical Committee (HLJTC) is the technical arm of the Joint Water-Agriculture Ministerial Council of the League of Arab States. After its establishment by the resolution of the joint Water-Agriculture Ministerial meeting on 4 April 2019, which resulted in the adoption of the 2019 Cairo Declaration, the first meeting of the HLJTC was held in October 2019 and requested partner organizations, FAO and UNESCWA, to assist in (i) operationalizing the 2019 Cairo Declaration by developing a plan of action for the period 2021-2025 and (ii) developing guidelines for sustainable allocation of water resources for agriculture. The second meeting of the HLJTC was held virtually in October 2020 whereby a draft plan of action to implement the 2019 Cairo Declaration was presented and discussed with member countries. The HLJTC requested the joint secretariat and partner organizations to consolidate the countries’ feedback on the action plan and prepare a revised version to be reviewed in this meeting

Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM in Cairo