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Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

18-21 October 2021, including High-level Segment

Geneva Switzerland

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The seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) will take place in Palais des Nations, Geneva from 18 to 21 October 2021.

Marking the twenty anniversary of the entry into force of the Aarhus Convention, the events will provide a platform for Parties, signatories, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss achievements and challenges in addressing a wide range of topics relevant to the Convention. A number of substantive decisions are expected to be adopted at the session that will guide the activities of the Convention in the next intersessional period.

It will be held back to back with the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs) (22 October 2021).

The two upcoming sessions will feature a joint High-level Segment on 21 October 2021 where delegations will focus on the role of the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol in furthering sustainable infrastructure and spatial planning.

General information on participation, registration, practical information, side-events, media, can be found here.

Information on election of the members of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committees, can be found here.

For additional information, contact the Aarhus Convention secretariat at  aarhus.prtr-mops[at]un.org

 

Provisional Organisation of work

The seventh session will start on Monday, 18 October 2021, at 10 a.m. Geneva time and will finish on Thursday, 21 October 2021, at 6 p.m. Geneva time
The session will include:
- Preparatory Segment (18 October 2021)
- General Segment (19 – 20 October 2021)
- High-level Segment (21 October 2021) to be jointly organized with the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTR

All sessions will be held in a hybrid format (combining on-site and remote participation). The secretariat will provide delegates in due course with information on the technical arrangements for the remote participation in the meeting. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Russian will be provided during all formal sessions.

All sessions, except for a joint High-level Segment, will be organised in the format of a plenary. To allow as many speakers as possible for every agenda item, interventions from the floor should last not more than 3 minutes.

Pursuant to Rule 27 of the Rules of Procedure, and in order to facilitate meeting proceedings, delegations willing to take the floor are requested to subscribe to the Speaker’s list by submitting the below information without any delay by 30 September 2021 to the secretariat at aarhus.prtr-mops[at]un.org, indicating in the subject line “MoP-7 statements”:
•    to specify the name of the expected speaker
•    to specify under what agenda item(s) the speaker is willing to intervene and
•    to provide the secretariat with the text of the statement(s). Please let the secretariat know if you wish to make your statement publicly available prior to the meeting. Otherwise, the statements will not be made publicly available and will be shared with interpreters only.

 

Credentials

The credentials of all representatives of the Parties to the Convention and the names of a head of delegation, alternative representatives and advisers shall be submitted to the UNECE secretariat. Notification of any subsequent change in the composition of the delegation shall also be submitted to the secretariat.

Parties are strongly encouraged to include at least one representative of the Parties’ Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva in their credentials.

Credentials, which are normally issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs or any other person duly empowered in accordance with domestic legislation to do so, should indicate the composition of the delegation, including the Head of delegation, and should state that the respective delegation is empowered to participate in the meeting, including its High-level Segment, and to take decisions on behalf of the respective Government, following the applicable rules of procedure. Credentials should contain respective handwritten signature(s) and an official letterhead. To facilitate the preparation of the letter of credentials, a sample letter is available in English, French and Russian).  

To facilitate the procedure of verification of credentials, Parties to the Convention are strongly encouraged to submit  the scanned copy of their credentials to the Aarhus Convention secretariat at aarhus.prtr-mops[at]un.org, indicating in the subject line “MoP-7 credentials”, by 30 September 2021.

Parties to the Convention are also strongly encouraged to send the originals of credentials to their Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva prior to the session.

The originals of credentials can be handled to the secretariat at the Palais des Nations, Building H, 3rd floor, office  362, on:

5 October 2021, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
12 October 2021, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Note that the post address of the secretariat has changed. If you decide to send credentials by registered post, please contact the secretariat before sending the originals in order to verify the postal address.

If the above was not done, those Parties that submitted a copy of their credentials should present the originals to the secretariat before the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties, as soon as possible and without any delay on arrival to the meeting room. 

 

Documents policy

Documents and other material for the meeting will be uploaded here as soon as they become available.

Please note below categories of documents:

1. Pre-session documents prepared in advance for the session:

  • Category I (official documents for possible action)
  • Category II (official background documents, for instance reports on implementation and compliance and national implementation reports)
  • Category III (other documents relevant to the agenda)

2.Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda (also Category II)
3. In-session documents (revised during the session).
4. Post-session documents (report of the session and other adopted documents)
5. Statements

In order to minimize the negative environmental impact of the meetings, the following policy regarding distribution of the documents will be applied during the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (Preparatory and General Segments), the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs (General Segment) and their Joint High-Level Segment.

To facilitate the paperless nature of the meetings, participants are requested to ensure the following:

•    Each participant should bring a laptop containing basic applications, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader and updated antivirus software.

•    Laptops should be pre-checked for viruses and confirmed as virus-free prior to arrival at the meetings. Virus free laptops are crucial to the success of a paperless meeting.

•    Laptops should be configured for a standard wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. If in doubt, please check with your local information technology expert.

•    Participants should bring an appropriate adaptor to enable laptops to be connected to power sockets in Switzerland (electrical power plugs and sockets are unique to Switzerland within the UNECE region (type J, three-pin, 230 V, 50 Hz), and respectively require an adaptor, though slim two-pin plugs (type C) will fit).

•    When completing the registration form of the meetings, participants should include their proper e-mail address, so that they can receive correspondence relating to the meetings

•    If you would like to bring a publication or other printed material to the attention of the delegates, please bring their “display copy” only. Please contact the secretariat aarhus.prtr-mops[at]un.org to receive further guidance on their placement.

Documents

(a)    Pre-session documents


Participants should ensure that they have all pre-session documents that they require for the meetings. There will be no distribution of hard copies of the pre-session documents in the meeting rooms.

Kindly note that the Working Group of the Parties at its twenty-fifth meeting considered and approved a number of documents for their submission to the seventh session. See tabs “Meeting outcomes and report” and “In-session documents”:  https://unece.org/environmental-policy/events/aarhus-convention-wgp-25

(b)    In-session documents

In-session documents will be revised in track changes at meetings and projected live on screen.

The revised documents will be uploaded to this webpage (tab in-session documents) as soon as they become available.

(c)    Post-session documents

Post-session documents will be uploaded to this webpage (tab post-session documents) as soon as they become available.

Statements and comments

Those delegations that wish to distribute hard copies of their statements are required to provide the UNECE secretariat with a copy prior to their distribution for further guidance.

Final text of statements delivered at the sessions will be uploaded to this web page after the meeting.

 

 

Action documents (Category I pre-session documents)

15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/1 - Provisional Agenda _ 358828 _ English _ 773 _ 334351 _ pdf
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/1 - Provisional Agenda _ 358828 _ French _ 780 _ 334352 _ pdf
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/1 - Provisional Agenda _ 358828 _ Russian _ 864 _ 334353 _ pdf
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/8 - Item 6 (a): Draft decision VII/1 on promoting effective access to information _ 358830 _ English _ 773 _ 333645 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_8_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 65.81 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/8 - Item 6 (a): Draft decision VII/1 on promoting effective access to information _ 358830 _ French _ 780 _ 333646 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_8_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 63.4 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/8 - Item 6 (a): Draft decision VII/1 on promoting effective access to information _ 358830 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333647 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_8_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 69.79 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools _ 358831 _ English _ 773 _ 333410 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 74.18 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools _ 358831 _ French _ 780 _ 333411 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 80.65 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools _ 358831 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333412 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 81.53 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20/Add.1 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools, Addendum _ 358832 _ English _ 773 _ 333404 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_Add.1_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 79.54 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20/Add.1 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools, Addendum _ 358832 _ French _ 780 _ 333405 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_Add.1_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 102.26 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/20/Add.1 - Item 6 (a): Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools, Addendum _ 358832 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333406 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_20_Add.1_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 85.67 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/9 - Item 6 (b): Draft decision VII/2 on promoting effective public participation in decision-making, advance edited copy _ 358833 _ English _ 773 _ 333439 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_9_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 63.02 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/9 - Item 6 (b): Draft decision VII/2 on promoting effective public participation in decision-making, advance edited copy _ 358833 _ French _ 780 _ 333441 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_9_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/9 - Item 6 (b): Draft decision VII/2 on promoting effective public participation in decision-making, advance edited copy _ 358833 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333442 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_9_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.25 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/10 - Item 6 (c): Draft decision VII/3 on promoting effective access to justice _ 358834 _ English _ 773 _ 333657 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_10_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.18 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/10 - Item 6 (c): Draft decision VII/3 on promoting effective access to justice _ 358834 _ French _ 780 _ 333658 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_10_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 60.89 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/10 - Item 6 (c): Draft decision VII/3 on promoting effective access to justice _ 358834 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333659 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_10_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 67.09 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/14 - Item 7 (a): Draft decision VII/7 on reporting requirements _ 358835 _ English _ 773 _ 333663 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_14_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.26 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/14 - Item 7 (a): Draft decision VII/7 on reporting requirements _ 358835 _ French _ 780 _ 333664 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_14_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 49.77 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/14 - Item 7 (a): Draft decision VII/7 on reporting requirements _ 358835 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333665 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_14_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 57.95 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/23 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8 on general issues of compliance, advance edited copy _ 359282 _ English _ 773 _ 333936 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.23_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 60.79 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/24 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8a concerning compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359015 _ English _ 773 _ 333240 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.24_aec_0.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.63 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/25 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8b concerning compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359016 _ English _ 773 _ 333242 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.25_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.54 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/26 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8c concerning compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359017 _ English _ 773 _ 333244 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.26_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 59.78 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/27 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8d concerning compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359018 _ English _ 773 _ 333246 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.27_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 59.79 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/28 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8e concerning compliance by Czechia with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359019 _ English _ 773 _ 333248 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.28_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 57.26 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/29 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8f concerning compliance by the European Union with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359020 _ English _ 773 _ 333250 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.29_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.23 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/30 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8g concerning compliance by Germany with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359021 _ English _ 773 _ 333252 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.30_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.16 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/31 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8h concerning compliance by Hungary with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359022 _ English _ 773 _ 333254 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.31_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.18 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/32 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8i concerning compliance by Ireland with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359023 _ English _ 773 _ 333256 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.32_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 58.39 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/33 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8j concerning compliance by Italy with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359024 _ English _ 773 _ 333258 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.33_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 57.63 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/34 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8k concerning compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359025 _ English _ 773 _ 333260 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.34_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.58 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/35 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8l concerning compliance by Lithuania with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359026 _ English _ 773 _ 333262 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.35_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.63 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/36 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8m concerning compliance by the Netherlands with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359032 _ English _ 773 _ 333274 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.36_aec_0.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55.91 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/37 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8n concerning compliance by the Republic of Moldova with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359028 _ English _ 773 _ 333266 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.37_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55.3 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/38 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8o concerning compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359132 _ English _ 773 _ 333535 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.38_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 56.55 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/39 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8p concerning compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359029 _ English _ 773 _ 333268 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.39_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55.52 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/40 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8q concerning compliance by Turkmenistan with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359030 _ English _ 773 _ 333270 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.40_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 57.79 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/41 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8r concerning compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359031 _ English _ 773 _ 333272 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.41_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55.82 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/42 - Item 7 (b): Draft decision VII/8s concerning compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention, advance edited copy _ 359284 _ English _ 773 _ 333940 _ pdf ECE.MP_.PP_.2021.42_aec.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.21 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/11 - Item 8 (b): Draft decision VII/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums _ 358837 _ English _ 773 _ 333392 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_11_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 65.52 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/11 - Item 8 (b): Draft decision VII/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums _ 358837 _ French _ 780 _ 333394 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_11_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 63.5 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/11 - Item 8 (b): Draft decision VII/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums _ 358837 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333396 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_11_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 70.25 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/12 - Item 9 (b): Draft decision VII/5 on the work programme for 2022–2025 _ 358838 _ English _ 773 _ 333523 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_12_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 117.39 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/12 - Item 9 (b): Draft decision VII/5 on the work programme for 2022–2025 _ 358838 _ French _ 780 _ 333524 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_12_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 114.01 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/12 - Item 9 (b): Draft decision VII/5 on the work programme for 2022–2025 _ 358838 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333525 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_12_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 111.57 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/22 - Item 9 (c): Draft decision VII/11 on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 _ 358839 _ English _ 773 _ 333651 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_22_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 102.54 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/22 - Item 9 (c): Draft decision VII/11 on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 _ 358839 _ French _ 780 _ 333653 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_22_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 131.96 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/22 - Item 9 (c): Draft decision VII/11 on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 _ 358839 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333654 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_22_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 117.41 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/13 - Item 9 (d): Draft decision VII/6 on financial arrangements under the Convention _ 358840 _ English _ 773 _ 333398 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_13_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 73.28 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/13 - Item 9 (d): Draft decision VII/6 on financial arrangements under the Convention _ 358840 _ French _ 780 _ 333399 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_13_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 68.3 KB) docx
15400 _ ECE/MP.PP/2021/13 - Item 9 (d): Draft decision VII/6 on financial arrangements under the Convention _ 358840 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333400 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_2021_13_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 75.75 KB) docx

Background reports and documents (Category II pre-session documents)

 These documents are reports on implementation and compliance and other background documents, prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Convention to provide a basis for discussion. These documents will be translated where feasible and reproduced by the Conference Service of United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) prior to the meeting. 
 
The original versions of the national implementation reports (as submitted by the Parties to the secretariat) and any additional versions of the reports provided in the national language or languages, where these were provided in languages other than English, French or Russian, can be accessed from the online reporting tool.

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Information note on documents for the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties  PDF    
Item 7 (a) Reporting Mechanism 
Synthesis report on the status of implementation of the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2021/6, advance copy PDF PDF PDF
Item 7 (b) Compliance Mechanism
Membership of the Compliance Committee ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2020/9  PDF PDF PDF
Information note on compliance mechanism by the Chair of the Compliance Committee AC/MOP-7/Inf.2 PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on procedural matters (ECE/MP.PP/2021/44), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on general issues of compliance (ECE/MP.PP/2021/45), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Armenia (ECE/MP.PP/2021/46), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Austria (ECE/MP.PP/2021/47), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Belarus (ECE/MP.PP/2021/48), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Bulgaria (ECE/MP.PP/2021/49), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Czechia (ECE/MP.PP/2021/50), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by the European Union (ECE/MP.PP/2021/51), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Ireland (ECE/MP.PP/2021/52), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Kazakhstan (ECE/MP.PP/2021/53), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by the Netherlands (ECE/MP.PP/2021/54), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Romania (ECE/MP.PP/2021/55), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Slovakia (ECE/MP.PP/2021/56), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Spain (ECE/MP.PP/2021/57), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by Turkmenistan (ECE/MP.PP/2021/58), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Part I (ECE/MP.PP/2021/59), advance copy PDF    
Report of the Compliance Committee on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Part II (ECE/MP.PP/2021/60), advance copy PDF    
Item 7 (d) Capacity-building 
Report on capacity-building ECE/MP.PP/2021/7  PDF    
Accompanying document to the Report on capacity-building activities ECE/MP.PP/2017/7 - AC/MOP-7/Inf.3       
Item 8 (a) Accession to the Convention by States from outside the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region 
Preliminary assessment of the institutional, policy and legal framework of Guinea-Bissau ECE/MP.PP/2017/47  PDF PDF PDF
Item 9 (a) Implementation of the Work Programme for 2018-2021 
Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, advance edited copy ECE/MP.PP/2021/3   PDF PDF PDF
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2018–2021, advance edited copy ECE/MP.PP/2021/4  PDF PDF PDF
List of contributions and pledges for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention’s and Protocol’s work programmes which are not included in the reports prepared for the Meeting of the Parties AC/MOP-7/Inf.4-PRTR/MOPP-3/Inf.2  PDF    

Intersessional documents relevant to the Agenda (Category II pre-session documents)

Working Group of the Parties
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Report of the twenty-fifth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention - advance edited copy (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/2)  - - -
Report of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention - advance edited copy (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2020/2)  PDF    
Report of the twenty-third meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2019/2)  PDF PDF PDF
Report of the twenty-second meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2018/2)  PDF PDF PDF
Bureau
For the reports of the Bureau on its 41st to 47th meetings, see this web page 
Compliance Committee 
For the reports of the Compliance Committee on its 58th to 72nd meetings, see this web page 
Meetings of the Task Forces, workshops, round table and capacity-building coordination 
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Access to Information       
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its seventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/3)  PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its sixth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2020/3)  PDF PDF PDF
Public Participation in Decision-making       
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its ninth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/4)  PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2019/3)  PDF PDF PDF
Access to Justice       
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its thirteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/5)  PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its twelfth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2019/4)  PDF PDF PDF
Chair's summary - Sustainable Development Goal 16: Role of the judiciary in promoting the rule of law in environmental matters (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2019/8)  PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its eleventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2018/3)  PDF PDF PDF
Public Participation in International Forums      
For reports of the Thematic session on Public Participation in International Forums see respective section of the reports on the meeting of the Working Group of the Parties above       
GMOs       
Report of the third joint global round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living modified organisms/genetically modified organisms (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2020/6)  PDF PDF PDF
Capacity-building coordination       
For the documents of the eleventh and twelfth meeting of the capacity-building coordination framework please access this web page       

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