5 June 2020 | Press Release
The United Nations regional commission joins the call to raise our voices for nature. To confront the pandemic effectively and sustainably, Latin America and the Caribbean must prioritize green, low-carbon solutions that are centered on people and on our planet.
4 June 2019 | Press Release
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2019, the central theme of which is air pollution, the United Nations organization calls on Latin American and Caribbean States to advance on coordinated action at a local, national, regional and international level to address this problem.
25 April 2019 | News
Authorities and experts reiterated its importance for environmental democracy in the region at a workshop held during the Forum of the Countries of Latin America on Sustainable Development 2019.
22 April 2019 | Infographic
To contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in a healthy environment and to sustainable development, the first regional environmental treaty of Latin America and the Caribbean guarantees the full and effective implementation of the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in the environmental decision-making process and access to justice in environmental matters.
4 March 2019 | Press Release
On the first anniversary of its adoption, the organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, publishes an open letter highlighting the relevance of this first environmental treaty in the region.
27 September 2018 | News
An event held at the Open Society Foundation in New York brought together various stakeholders who have participated in the process of this treaty, which was already signed by 14 countries of the region today at UN headquarters.
27 September 2018 | Press Release
The “Escazú Agreement” was opened for signing by Latin American and Caribbean States in a ceremony held in the context of the UN General Assembly in New York.
26 September 2018 | Op-ed
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
13 September 2018 | Press Release
The ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the global organization’s headquarters in New York.
5 June 2018 | Press Release
Today the United Nations body joined the Steering Committee of InforMEA, a platform that brings together all multilateral environmental agreements worldwide.
28 February 2018 | Press Release
Delegates from 24 countries expect to conclude talks this week on a legal instrument that would protect the rights of access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters.
1 December 2017 | Press Release
The Eighth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Principle 10 concluded today at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
4 August 2017 | Press Release
Saint Lucia officially joined the initiative during the seventh meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the regional instrument on Principle 10, which ended today in Buenos Aires.
31 July 2017 | Press Release
The Seventh Meeting of negotiations on a regional instrument regarding access to environmental information, participation and justice (Principle 10) was inaugurated today in Argentina.
21 March 2017 | Press Release
A legal instrument is expected on rights of access to environmental information, participation and justice for 2017.
16 March 2017 | Announcement
The meeting will be held March 20-24, 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in the Brazilian capital.
15 November 2016 | Announcement
New round of discussions will be held at ECLAC’s headquarters on November 21-25, 2016.
18 November 2015 | Infographic
Principle 10 seeks to ensure that every person has access to information, can participate in the decision-making process and has access to justice in environmental matters with the aim of safeguarding the right to a healthy and sustainable environment for present and future generations.
30 October 2015 | News
The third meeting of the negotiating committee on the regional instrument will take place in April 2016 in Uruguay.
28 October 2015 | Press Release
The second meeting to negotiate a regional instrument on access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters began on Tuesday in Panama.