Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM-Tehran) has been established under the auspices of UNESCO since 2002 in Tehran-Iran. It is associated with UNESCO through formal agreement approved by the UNESCO General Conference.
The agreement between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) regarding RCUWM has been recently renewed, signed and exchanged for its third period of activities as for 2019-2024.
RCUWM contributes to water-related projects of UNESCO’s strategic programme by capacity building, knowledge sharing and research at international and regional levels.
RCUWM is guided and overseen by its Governing Board (GB) as the most important decision making constituent at the highest level according to the agreement. The Centre’s GB member states were Ministers from Iran (Chair), Afghanistan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, India, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen as well as UNESCO Director General during the period of 2002-2018.
As for the third period of activities starting from 2019 the GB member states are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan and Turkey.
It is worth mentioning that UNDP, FAO, UN-HABITAT, WMO along with ECO, IsDB, JCCME and Oman Water Society are international and regional member organisations.