GBM 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the notification made for postponing the Second International High Level Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028 to a later date in future, RCUWM Governing Board Meeting (GBM-2020) could not be organized on 17 June 2020 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as earlier approved during the GBM-2019.

To follow article No. 7.3 of UNESCO-RCUWM agreement which states that: “The GB shall meet in ordinary session at regular intervals, at least once every calendar year” the GB Meeting-2020 is planned to be organized online (e-meeting) on Wednesday 23 September 2020, 10:00 am, GMT.

Worth noting that the meeting’s main discussion will be centered on the project proposals approved during GBM-2019 and the way forward in promoting GB members’ contribution. The proposals have transferred earlier and they have been already uploaded on

You may access  GBM 2020 compendium by clicking on the following button. It includes an introduction to RCUWM, budget, staffing table, proposed organizational structure, and biannual work plan for 2022 as well as proposals for mutual cooperation in mid-term until the end of 2024. It also includes activities of the Centre since 2018 up to date.

Electronic Platform

The meeting will be held via a video conference by ZOOM application. Please use the zoom guideline by clicking here
1. Rehearsal Meeting: It is a pre-meeting for the introduced focal persons to discuss protocols prior to the Governing Board Meeting
Date and Time: Monday, Sep 21, from 09:30 am GMT for about 90 minutes
2.  The Main Governing Board Meeting (GBM2020) with the participation of Excellencies at the Ministerial level and head of the delegations
Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 23, 10:00 am GMT (please join the meeting 10~15 minutes earlier)


The provisional agenda would be as stated in the following Table.

 GB Meeting Agenda, 23 Sep. 2020, 10:00 am, GMT

No. Items Time (Min.)
1 Opening Remarks, H.E. Mr. Reza Ardakanian,
GB Chair and Minister of Energy, I.R. Iran
2 Adoption of the Agenda 5
3 UNESCO Director General Representative, Mr. Abou Amani,
Director of Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of Intergovernmental Hydrology Programme (IHP)
4 RCUWM Director’s Report, Mr. Ali Chavoshian 10
5 GB Members Interventions 75
6 Closing Remarks 5