Fuad Bateh

Independent Advisor on Ocean and Freshwater Resources

Member since 17 Apr 2024

Mr. Fuad Bateh consults for a variety of organizations and institutions working in development, law and negotiations related to environment and natural resources. On behalf of the State of Palestine as 2019 Chair of the Group of 77 & China, he coordinated the positions of the Group and led negotiations at the Intergovernmental Conference to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction under the UNCLOS framework. Support to the State of Palestine continued throughout the BBNJ intergovernmental negotiations process expanding to also respond to a request from Pakistan to join the 2022 G77&China Chair ́s BBNJ team in coordination and negotiation of the group ́s positions. Previously, Mr. Bateh served as the Water Governance and Infrastructure Advisor to the Office of the Quartet (Jerusalem); Advisor on Environment and Water to the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat; Advisor to the Palestinian Minister of Water working on water sector development and reform, as well as resource mobilization; Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Chief Negotiator and negotiations team; and also legal consultant for the International and Environmental Law unit of the World Bank. He started his legal career in the area of project finance in Washington, DC.


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