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Almaty Guidelines on Promoting the Application of the Principles of the Aarhus Convention in International Forums

While the Aarhus Convention primarily addresses issues at the national level, its Parties have committed themselves, through article 3, paragraph 7, of the Convention, to promote the application of the principles of the Convention in international environmental decision-making processes and within the framework of international organizations in matters relating to the environment.

At their second meeting (Almaty, 25-27 May 2005), the Parties adopted, through decision II/4, a set of guidelines on promoting the principles of access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in international forums dealing with matters relating to the environment. The primary purpose of these guidelines, known as the "Almaty Guidelines", is to provide general guidance to Aarhus Parties. They may also be of wider interest to those involved in forums that deal with environmental matters.

The Almaty Guidelines are available in English, French and Russian.

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