Interim Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin (Interim Mekong Committee)

Comité intérimaire pour la coordination des études sur le bassin inférieur du Mekong

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Founded

1978-01

History

Jan 1978, by Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. Also referred to as Interim Mekong Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin. Replaced H-XH0091 - Mekong Committee, which had been set up 17 Sep 1957, Bangkok (Thailand), by the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, as an autonomous intergovernmental agency under the aegis of the then United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), now the E-XE4177 - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and in response to a recommendation adopted by that body at its 13th session. The functioning of the Mekong Committee was interrupted in 1975 when Kampuchea Dem ceased to participate in meetings, but the work of the Secretariat in Bangkok continued until the setting up of the Interim Committee. At the end of 1991, when Cambodia stood ready to resume full membership in the Mekong Committee, consultations among the 4 riparian countries were processed through a 'Mekong Working Group' to establish a new modality for future Mekong cooperation, E-XE2491 - Mekong River Commission (MRC). This replaced the Interim Committee, 5 Apr 1995, on signing of an Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin by the 4 lower riparian states.

Aims

Develop the water and related resources of the lower Mekong basin, including mainstream and tributaries, in respect of hydroelectric power, irrigation, flood control, drainage, navigation improvement, watershed management, water supply and related developments, for the benefit of all the people of the basin, without distinction as to nationality, religion or politics. Aims of the 'Interim Committee' are to promote the development of water resources of the lower Mekong basin and increase agricultural and power production in order to meet the needs for reconstruction and development of the Lao PDR and Vietnam and the economic needs of Thailand.

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Committee (meets twice or more times annually), consisting of one plenipotentiary representative from each of the riparian countries. Chairmanship rotates annually in alphabetical order. National Mekong Committees established by each riparian country. Structure of Interim Mekong Committee: Secretariat, headed by Executive Agent, comprises Office of Executive Agent, Programme Coordination Unit, Public Information Unit and Divisions (4): Policy and Planning; Technical Support; Resources Development; Finance and Administration.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 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 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

XE4160

Last News

1994

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