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Joint high-level segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs

14 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) and associated preparatory meetings will take place on 11-15 September 2017 in Budva at the kind invitation of the Government of Montenegro. The meetings’ venue is the Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort.

The sessions will feature a Joint High-level Segment which will be held on 14 September 2017.

The Aarhus Convention and its Protocol provide solid frameworks to assist countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by implementing commitments on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding a wide range of issues that affect environment and human health.

In this context, the High-level Segment will focus on the role  of these unique instruments in furthering the environmental democracy throughout  the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The thematic session of the High-level Segment will have the format of a panel discussion involving ministers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders’ representatives with strong expertise in the themes discussed, followed by a general debate.

For provisional organization of work, documents, statements and other material for the High-level Segment, please see table at the end of this webpage. Documents will be uploaded on this webpage as soon as they become available.

The following information sections are common for all meetings:  

• Participation and registration
• Practical arrangements
• Communication
• Media accreditation
• Side-events

Please click here for more information

Live broadcast of the High-level segment 

The thematic sessions of the High level segment will be broadcasted live from 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:

Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention – General Segment (11 - 13 September 2017)

Third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs – General Segment (15 September 2017)



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Provisional agenda for the Joint High-level Segment, ECE/MP.PP/2017/15-ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/1PDFPDFPDF
Draft Budva Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Our Sustainable Future, ECE/MP.PP/2017/17-ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/3







Your Right to Build a Sustainable Future: Aarhus Convention, its Protocol on PRTRs and the Sustainable Development Goals, advance unedited copy, (ECE/MP.PP/2017/18–ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/4) PDF