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23 de November de 2022 | Press Release
La reunión tuvo lugar el 22-23 de noviembre en Quito, Ecuador, organizada por la CEPAL en su calidad de Secretaría del Acuerdo de Escazú, en alianza con el PNUMA, ACNUDH y el Gobierno de Ecuador.
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.
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.
Meeting panel.
15 July 2021 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary took part today in Empowering people to protect the planet in a COVID-19 context, a side event to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021.
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.
Image event entry into force of the Escazú Agreement
19 April 2021 | Announcement
The day of celebrations will take place virtually on April 22, the date on which the provisions of Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental treaty will officially go into effect.
6 de November de 2020 | Press Release
Ambos organismos reconocen a quienes impulsaron la ratificación y alientan a la implementación a la mayor brevedad posible de las previsiones contenidas en el Acuerdo.
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).
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.
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary (center) during the side-event of the Escazú Agreement
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.
Evento sobre ratificación del Acuerdo de Escazú en la Open Society de Nueva York.
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.
El seminario se realizó en la sede de la CEPAL en Santiago de Chile
14 de August de 2018 | News
Expertos debaten en seminario en la CEPAL sobre los efectos sociales, económicos y ambientales que genera la actividad minera en la región.

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