Third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health

25 – 27 November 2013
Oslo, Norway

The third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health ( to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) ( ) took place on 25-27 November 2013 in Oslo, Norway. The event was attended by about 150 participants from different countries. 
The Meeting of the Parties adopted several decisions and a new work programme. All documents are available at:

The new work programme includes activities on: improving governance for water and health by supporting the setting of targets and implementing measures; the prevention and reduction of water related diseases; small-scale water supply and sanitation; equitable access to water and sanitation; and on safe and efficient management of water supply and sanitation systems.

Three new publications were adopted:
–    No one left behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region(,
–     (The Equitable access score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (,
–   The Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health (

Third-session-of-the-Meeting-of-the-Parties-to-the-Protocol-on-Water-and-Health_clip_image002Emma Anakhasyan, representative of the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) non –governmental organization, attended from the NGO sector.