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Meeting of the Negotiating Committee - Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This process was launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, with the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. In November 2014, the signatory countries adopted the Santiago Decision, in which they agreed to commence negotiations on a regional instrument on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, with significant participation by the public and the support of ECLAC as technical secretariat. To date, 24 countries have signed the Declaration and it remains open for signature by all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.