International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR)

Commission internationale pour la protection du Rhin (CIPR)
Internationale Kommission zum Schutz des Rheins (IKSR)
Internationale Commissie ter Bescherming van de Rijn (ICBR)

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History

29 Apr 1963, Bern (Switzerland), as International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine Against Pollution -- Commission internationale pour la protection du Rhin contre la pollution -- Internationale Kommission zum Schutze de Rheins gegen Verunreinigung -- Internationale Commissie ter Bescherming van de Rijn tegen Verontreiniging, on signature of Convention by the Governments of France, Germany FR, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland; Convention entered into force 1 May 1965. A supplementary agreement, signed 3 Dec 1976, Bonn (Germany FR) and entered into force 1 Feb 1979, made the European Economic Community (EEC) full member of the Commission. Governmental delegates had first met 1 July 1950, Basel (Switzerland), following steps taken by Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) and the 'Salmon Commission'. Rhine Action Programme (RAP) adopted 1 Oct 1987. Also referred to in Dutch as Internationale Rijn Commissie. In the past, also referred to by English initials ICPRP and ICRAP. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/14538'. Present name adopted 1998. EU Transparency Register: 661176122461-88.

Aims

Prepare and carry out research to determine the nature, quantity and origin of pollution in the Rhine; submit proposals to signatory Governments for measures contributing to sustainable development of the Rhine; work out details of possible arrangements between signatory Governments for protecting the waters of the Rhine; improve not only water quality but also the ecosystem; develop and implement an action plan for prevention of flooding.

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Activities

Research/documentation; knowledge management/information dissemination; monitoring/evaluation; projects/programmes.

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Languages

Dutch, English, French, German.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Protection

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D1540

Last News Received

13. Feb 2019
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