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Update: UN Transboundary Water Treaty Moves Forward As Cote d'Ivoire Approves Ratification

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Though three more ratifications are needed before the UN Watercourses Convention has the force of international law, advocates assert that four countries are close: Ireland, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Support for UN Water Treaty Accelerates

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Progress on the treaty, which deals with transboundary water basins, or those shared by two or more countries, had stalled — until a major conservation group got involved.