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Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs, their joint High-level Segment and associated meetings

11 - 15 September 2017

Budva, Montenegro

The sixth 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), the third session of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs), their joint High-level Segment and associated preparatory meetings will take place in Budva at the kind invitation of the Government of Montenegro.

The events will provide a platform for Parties, signatories, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss achievements and challenges with regard to promoting effective access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in relation to a wide range of issues affecting the environment. The two upcoming sessions will feature a joint High-level Segment where delegations will focus on the role of the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting venue is the Splendid Conference and SPA Resort, Budva (Becici), Montenegro. For practical and logistical arrangements, please visit the host country website www.aarhusmontenegro.me 

The following information sections below are common for all meetings (click on the relevant tab): 

Participation and registration

Organization of the sixth 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 and the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers are guided by the Rules of procedure of the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention English, French and Russian and the Protocol English, French and Russian respectively.

Depending on the type of your representation, please follow the respective registration procedure HERE.

Security identification badges will be issued to participants upon completion of the registration procedure (described above) and arrival at the meeting venue.

On-site registration and collection of badges at the registration desks next to the Hall of Dynasties (Salle I; main meeting room) of the meeting venue will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, 10 September 2017, from 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 September 2017, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the remaining days of the meetings. Please note that owing to the high number of participants expected, we strongly recommend that you register on-site and collect your badge on Sunday or as early as possible.

Meeting participants may collect their security identification badges at the registration desks upon presentation of one of the following valid identification documents issued by a government recognized by the United Nations:
- Valid national passport in Latin alphabets;
- Valid picture identification card, in Latin alphabets;
- Valid picture “residency” card, in Latin alphabets; or
- Valid picture drivers license, in Latin alphabets.

Security checks will be carried out at the conference centre each time you enter the meeting premises.

Practical arrangements

For advice on visa, hotel accommodation, transportation and other practical matters, please visit the host country website: www.aarhusmontenegro.me

Participants requiring a personal invitation letter for visa purposes should click on the “visa required” option in the online registration form and register for the meeting as early as possible, taking into account the period required to obtain the visa.

Communication activities

More information will be made available in due course.

Media accreditation

Media participation is subject to accreditation and registration by the host country. For information, please visit the host country website for further details:  www.aarhusmontenegro.me

Side-events

For information, please visit the host country website: www.aarhusmontenegro.me




For more detailed information, including on credentials, provisional organization of work, documents, statements and other material, election of the Compliance Committees members, please visit individual web pages for:

 

MeetingsMainDocuments
Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention  (11 - 13 September 2017)Main pageDocuments
Third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs
(15 September 2017)
Main pageDocuments
Joint High-level Segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs (14 September 2017)Main page&
Documents

The meetings will be held in parallel with:

Fifty-eighth meeting of the Convention Compliance Committee (10-13 September 2017)

Sixth meeting of the Protocol Compliance Committee (14-15 September 2017)

The Convention Bureau and Protocol Bureau will hold their meetings as required.


Key dates to remember:

Registration for all representatives of non-governmental organizations: 1 June 2017

Registration for other delegates requesting financial support: 15 June 2017

Registration for delegates not requesting financial support: 17 July 2017

Submitting an original or scanned copy of credentials: 15 August 2017