Second Meeting of the Parties - Almaty, Kazakhstan, 25-27 May 2005
Report, Documents and other materials
Entry into force event
Message from Mr. Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997–2006)
Opening remarks by Mrs Brigita Schmögnerová, former UNECE
Executive Secretary (2002-2005)
The second meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in
Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters – the Aarhus Convention – was organized
at the kind invitation of Ms. Aitkul Samakova, Minister of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan,
on behalf of the Government of Kazakhstan. The meeting took place in Almaty on 25-27 May 2005.
The meeting was an important milestone in the evolution of the Aarhus process, providing an opportunity
both to review the progress achieved in the Convention’s implementation and to
reflect on and plan for the challenges that lie ahead - see highlights.
The Ministerial segment of the meeting took place on Friday 27 May 2005, and culminated in the adoption
of the Almaty Declaration (ENG
All documents may be accessed through this website. They
include documents and decisions adopted by the meeting, background documents prepared
in advance for the meeting and relevant intersessional documents.
For the list of participants of the meeting, please click here.