Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS)

Senegal River Development Organization

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1972-03-11 Nouakchott Mauritania


Founded 11 Mar 1972, Nouakchott (Mauritania), by Presidents of Mali, Mauritania and Senegal, to replace Organization of Senegal Riparian States -- Organisation des Etats riverains du Sénégal (OERS), set up 2 Mar 1968, Labé, and also referred to in English as Organization of Senegal River States. OERS was an enlargement of a 'Comité inter-Etats' - established 26 Jul 1963, Bamako (Mali), by Convention relative à l'aménagement du Bassin du fleuve Sénégal. It superseded H-XH0138 - Mission d'aménagement du fleuve Sénégal (MAS), which was created by the French colonial administration in 1934 and which a joint organization in 1959, linking Senegal, Mauritania and Mali (the latter withdrew on independence). Current Convention concerning the Status of the Senegal River and Convention establishing the Senegal River Development Organization (adopted 13 Mar 1972) suspended the Bamako Convention of 26 Jul 1963 and the Dakar Convention of 7 Feb 1964. Convention amended: 17 Dec 1975; 21 Dec 1978; 11 Dec 1979. Also referred to in English as Organization for the Development of the Senegal River.


Promote cooperation among the riparian states of the Senegal River in the management and development of its resources.


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Conference of Heads of State and Government; Council of Ministers (meeting twice a year); High Commissioner; Water Standing Commission; Infrastructure Management Agencies.


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