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22 April 2022 | Press Release
The final day of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 1) to the Agreement included a high-level event in celebration of the first anniversary of its entry into force and International Mother Earth Day.
20 April 2022 | Press Release
Chilean President Gabriel Boric, along with other authorities from the region, representatives of the United Nations and of the public, kicked off the Conference of the Parties (COP1) of the Agreement at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
Opening session COP 1 Escazu Agreement
18 April 2022 | Announcement
At ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, President Gabriel Boric will lead the opening ceremony of COP 1 of Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty next Wednesday, April 20.
Banner COP 1 Escazú Agreement ENG
8 April 2022 | Announcement
COP 1 of the region’s first environmental agreement will be held on April 20-22 in Santiago, Chile, bringing together countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, representatives of regional and international organizations and members of the public.
22 April 2021 | Press Release
On the day of celebrations organized by ECLAC, the region’s countries reaffirmed the importance of the first regional environmental treaty and their commitment to protecting the planet and the people who defend it.
Fotografía del momento de la adopción del Acuerdo de Escazú
4 March 2021 | News
Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty, which was adopted by 24 countries in the region, will enter into force on April 22, 2021, coinciding with International Mother Earth Day celebrations.
9 December 2020 | Press Release
The second meeting of the signatory countries to Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty is being held virtually on December 9-10, under the auspices of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Logo reunión
5 November 2020 | News
The event was organized by UN Human Rights in South America (OHCHR), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Cover book Climate Change and Human Rights
9 December 2019 | News
In a joint publication, the organizations highlighted the Escazú Agreement as a valuable regional contribution for ensuring that actions related to the environment and climate respect, protect and effectively fulfill human rights and basic democratic principles.
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 | 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.
23 May 2018 | Infographic
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development guarantees that all persons, particularly those in vulnerable situations, have access to timely and reliable information, can participate significantly in the decisions that affect their lives and have access to justice in environmental matters, thereby contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
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.
24 March 2017 | Press Release
Countries will advance on the quest for a legal instrument on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in late July in Buenos Aires.
21 March 2017 | Press Release
A legal instrument is expected on rights of access to environmental information, participation and justice for 2017.
Principio 10
16 March 2017 | Announcement
The meeting will be held March 20-24, 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in the Brazilian capital.
21 June 2016 | Op-ed
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, and Carlos de Miguel, Head of the Policies for Sustainable Development Unit of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC (published in ECLAC Notes Nº 88, June 2016).
Delegates in Principle 10 meeting
1 March 2016 | Announcement
Delegates from the countries that signed the declaration on rights of access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters will meet on April 5-8 in Montevideo.