Regional Commission on Land and Water Use in the Near East (LWU)

Commission régionale de l'utilisation des terres et des eaux au Proche-Orient
Comisión Regional sobre Aprovechamiento de Tierras y Aguas para el Cercano Oriente

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1967, by Article VI-1 of the Constitution of B-XB0971 - FAO at Council's 48th session (Resolution 9/48), in response to recommendations of 7th Near East Regional Conference, 1964, Cairo (Egypt). First session held Sep 1967. Ceased to exist when merged with U-XE0219 - Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture (COAG/NE) to form E-XE2076 - Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East (ALAWUC).


Formulate work programme for improved land and water use in the region and establish priorities for the elimination of factors limiting their efficient use; formulate recommendations regarding measures to be adopted by member countries and FAO regarding both irrigated and dryland areas; compile data relating to development and conservation of the land and water resources of the region.


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Membership open to FAO Member Nations and Associate Members serviced by E-XE0365 - FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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