UNECE: Twenty-second meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

June 22, 2018

The twenty-second meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention was held from 19-21 June 2018 in Geneva. The Working Group was expected to review the progress in implementing the 2015-2017 and the current work programmes and discuss a number of items, including, progress achieved in promoting access to information, public participation and access to justice, and in ratification of the Convention's amendment on genetically modified organisms; financial matters; and promotion of the Convention and relevant developments and interlinkages.

Two thematic sessions, on access to information and on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums, were held during the meeting. Further, a special segment to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Aarhus Convention was organized on the second day of the meeting. Mr. Igor Slavkoski was a representative of the Regional Environmental Center at this event, while more detailed report on it can be found following this link.


TAGS: Aarhus Convention | Access to justice | access to information

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