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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

Under the Convention Strategic Plan  2016-2024 a series of actions are directly related to sustainable development including water, livelihoods, biodiversity, disaster risk reduction, resilience and carbon sinks. Also Parties have adopted a specfic framework on water including river basin management, water allocation and ground water. The Secretariat is engage in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as co-custodian with UNEP of indicator SDG 6.6.1 and Goals 14 and 15. It participates actively at the meetings of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs).

Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals

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