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ILEC concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on April 13, 2011. The two parties agreed to cooperate with promoting the Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM) based on this MOU. The signing ceremony took place at Shiga Prefecture Guest House, Japan. The MOU was signed by Mr. Hironori Hamanaka, Director General of ILEC and Mr. Peter Guilruth, Director of Division of Early Warning and Assesment, UNEP (UNEP-DEWA) under presence of Mr. Kondo, Vice-Minister of the Ministryof the Environment, Japan, Mr. Suginaka, Director of Global Environment Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, and Ms. Kada, Governor of Shiga Prefecture, and Prof. Nakamura, Chairperson of the ILEC Scientific Committee.  In August 2016, we updated MOU to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations Summit in 2015.

The original text of MOU and pictures from the signing ceremony are downloadable: