Turkmen parliament decides to accede to the UNECE Water Convention

On 4 August 2012, the Parliament of Turkmenistan voted for the country’s accession to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). Turkmenistan will become the thirty-ninth Party to the UNECE Water Convention 90 days after depositing its instrument of accession with the United Nations Secretary-General.