15 July 2019 | News
During a side-event to the 2019 United Nations High-Level Political Forum, experts reaffirm the importance of the Escazú Agreement for Latin America and the Caribbean.
29 May 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, concluded an official visit to Berlin, Germany today upon participating in the Future Affairs 2019 conference, where she addressed the future of democracy in the context of the digital revolution. Earlier in the day, she held a bilateral meeting with the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, with whom she discussed details of the regional commission’s next session, which will take place in May 2020 in San José.
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.
21 March 2019 | Statement
"We are all connected by our humanity. We are all equal. We should all be looking out for each other’s welfare", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
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.
23 April 2018 | News
The activity brings together 25 lawyers from 21 countries in the region and is organized by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, in collaboration with the government of Chile and ECLAC.
9 April 2018 | News
The legal instrument was adopted by 24 countries this past March 4 in Costa Rica. It will be open for signature by all governments of the region as of September 27.
4 March 2018 | Press Release
Delegates from the countries attending the ninth meeting of the Negotiating Committee on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration approved the final text in Costa Rica.
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.
22 February 2018 | Announcement
The ninth meeting on Principle 10 will be held from February 28 to March 4 in San Jose and will feature the participation of the country’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.
27 November 2017 | Press Release
The Eighth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Principle 10 will take place through December 1 at ECLAC’s headquarters.
23 November 2017 | Announcement
Environmental Justice, defenders of the environment and regional cooperation will be at the center of the negotiations.
10 October 2017 | Press Release
The Ambassadors were invited by the organization’s Steering Committee for their commitment to open government, as well as their storied careers and legacies fighting for citizen participation and empowerment.
15 August 2017 | Speech
Remarks by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC (in Spanish).
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.