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Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

The Working Group was set up by the Meeting of the Parties at its first session (October 2002) by virtue of decision I/14 (ENG FRE RUS). The Working Group is established to oversee the implementation of the work programme and furthermore to prepare the meetings of the Parties; oversee and direct the activities of subsidiary bodies established by the Meeting of the Parties; keep under review the need for amending the Convention; make such proposals and recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties as it considers necessary for the achievement of the purposes of the Convention; and undertake any other duties as requested by the Meeting of the Parties. It is the officers and the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties who serve also as officers and Bureau for the Working Group.

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Fourteenth meeting of the Working Group

The fourteenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties took place in the Palace of the Republic in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, from 27 to 28 June 2011. The Working Group conducted final preparatory negotiations regarding the documents that would be discussed during the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties.

The Working Group focused on key issues with respect to draft decisions on the work programme for 2012-2014, reporting requirements, accession to the Convention by States from outside the UNECE region, leadership of the Task Forces and areas of work, financial arrangements and the draft “Chisinau Declaration”.

The Working Group also reviewed the report of the Compliance Committee to the Meeting of the Parties and considered the decisions with respect to compliance by specific Parties.

Document title

  English Français Русский

Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/9

PDF ENG FRE RUS
 

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Thirteenth meeting of the Working Group

The thirteenth session of the Working Group of the Parties took place in Geneva from 9 to 11 February 2011, back to back with the fourth meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice. The Working Group reviewed the progress in implementing the Convention. It also revised and approved a number of the key draft decisions, and submitted them for consideration by the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention at its fourth session scheduled to take place in Chisinau on 29 June - 1 July 2011.

Documents

Documents for the meeting and comments received can be found in the table below. The documents will be uploaded on this webpage as soon as they become available.

Document title

  English Français Русский

Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the meeting

PDF ENG    

List of decisions and major outcomes of the meeting

PDF ENG - -

List of Participants

PDF ENG    

Provisional organization of work
Informal document

PDF ENG    

Item 3 (a)

Draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums
AC/WGP-13/CRP.1

PDF ENG - -

Report of the fifth meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/3

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Item 3 (b)

Draft decision on promoting effective access to justice
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.2

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on promoting effective access to justice
AC/WGP-13/CRP.2

PDF ENG - -

Item 3 (c)

Draft decision on access to information
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.3

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on access to information
AC/WGP-13/CRP.3

PDF ENG - -

Report of the subregional workshop on electronic information tools (Skopje, 25-26 November 2010)
PP/WG-13/Inf.7 (instead of ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/4 )

PDF ENG - -

Item 3 (d)

Report of the first meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/5

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Item 3 (e)

Report of the joint Aarhus Convention and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living modified organisms/genetically modified organisms (Nagoya, Japan, on 8-9 October 2010)
PP/WG-13/Inf.6 (instead of ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/6)

PDF ENG - -

Item 4 (a)

Note on election of the Compliance Committee
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/7

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Item 4 (c)

Draft decision on reporting requirements
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.4

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Draft decision on reporting requirements - revised
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.4/rev

PDF ENG - -

Approved draft decision on reporting requirements
AC/WGP-13/CRP.4

PDF ENG - -

Item 4 (e)

       

Report on the sixth Aarhus Convention Capacity Building Coordination meeting
ECE/MP.PP/WG-13/Inf.8

PDF ENG - -

Item 5 (a)

       

Draft decision on accession by States from outside the UNECE region
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.5

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on accession by States from outside the UNECE region
AC/WGP-13/CRP.5

PDF ENG - -

Item 5 (b)

Draft Communication Strategy
PP/WG-13/Inf.1

PDF ENG - -

Item 6 (a)

Overview of the implementation of the work programme for 2009-2011, including in relation to the Strategic Plan 2009-2014
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/8

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Item 6 (b)

Draft decision on the work programme for 2012-2014
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.6

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on the work programme for 2012-2014
AC/WGP-13/CRP.6

PDF ENG - -

Item 6 (c)

Note on the country-specific expert/advisory service
PP/WG-13/Inf.3

PDF ENG - RUS

Item 6 (d)

Draft decision on financial arrangements
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.7

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on financial arrangements
AC/WGP-13/CRP.7

PDF ENG - -

Note on the financial situation regarding activities under he Aarhus Convention in 2010 and 2011
PP/WG-13/Inf.2

PDF ENG - -

Item 7 (a)

Draft Outline of a Declaration
PP/WG-13/Inf.4

PDF ENG - -

Item 7 (b)

Draft decision on strategic planning
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.8

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved draft decision on strategic planning
AC/WGP-13/CRP.8

PDF ENG - -

Item 7 (c)

Draft provisional agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2011/L.9

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Approved provisional agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties
AC/WGP-13/CRP.9

PDF ENG - -

Revised schedule of the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties and the associated preparatory meetings
PP/WG-13/Inf.9

PDF ENG - RUS

Item 7 (d)

Note on major milestones in preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties
PP/WG-13/Inf.5

PDF ENG - RUS

Presentation by host country on preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

PPT ENG - -

Report of the meeting

PDF ENG    
 

Comments on the documents

  English Français Русский

Comments by the Aarhus Centre – Dushanbe on the Aarhus Convention workplan 2012-2014

ENG - RUS

Comments by Norway on the Aarhus Convention workplan 2012-2014

ENG - -

Comments by the EU on the Aarhus Convention workplan 2012-2014

ENG - -

Comments by CropLife International on the Aarhus Convention workplan 2012-2014

ENG - -

Comments by the European ECO Forum on the Aarhus Convention workplan 2012-2014

ENG - -

Comments by the EU on the Draft provisional agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

ENG - -
Comments by the Access Initiative on the Draft provisional agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties ENG - -
 

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Twelfth meeting of the Working Group

The twelfth meeting of the Working Group took place from 30 June to 2 July 2010 in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meeting focused on relevant topics for the inter-sessional period.

The Working Group discussed, inter alia, the ongoing work on topics such as public participation, access to justice and capacity-building, the translation of national implementation reports, promotion of the Convention and the implementation of the work programme. It also considered the issue of financial arrangements and the preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties.

In the context of the twelfth meeting of the Working Group, a training session was held on the preparation of national implementation reports. The presentations delivered by the secretariat during the training session are included in the list of documents below.

Document title

  English Français Русский

List of decisions and outcomes adopted by the Working Group

PDF ENG    

Provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the twelfth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/2

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Expert Group on Public Participation
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/3

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/4

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/6

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report on implementation of the work programme during 2009, including financial report
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/7

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Discussion paper on reporting mechanism
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2010/8

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Note on accession by non-ECE States
Aarhus Convention WGP-12/Inf.1

PDF ENG - -

Overview of 2010 contributions
Aarhus Convention WGP-12/Inf.2

PDF ENG - -

Draft decision on financial arrangements
Aarhus Convention WGP-12/Inf.3

PDF ENG - -

Note on elements of future workplan
Aarhus Convention WGP-12/Inf.4

PDF ENG - RUS

Timetable for the twelfth meeting of the Working Group

PDF ENG    

List of Participants

PDF ENG - -

 

Training session on national reporting

  English Français Русский

Experiences and lessons learned

PPT ENG - -

General remarks on reporting

PPT ENG - -

 

Practical Information

  English Français Русский

Meeting Registration Form

PDF ENG - -

Financial Support Registration Form

PDF ENG - -

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Eleventh meeting of the Working Group  

The eleventh meeting of the Working Group took place from 8 to 10 July 2009 in Geneva. The meeting focused on the follow-up to the third session of the Meeting of the Parties and other relevant topics for the inter-sessional period.

The Working Group discussed a draft decision on the terms of reference for a future task force on public participation in decision-making, taking into account the comments from the Ad-hoc Expert Group on Public Participation. It also adopted terms of reference for an expert group on a communication strategy and considered a draft proposal on financial arrangements. The Working Group also discussed a paper on national reporting and provisionally adopted a draft revision of the format for national reporting on implementation, to incorporate reporting on implementation of the amendment to the Convention.

In addition, the Working Group reviewed reports on ongoing work in the areas of access to justice, capacity-building, genetically modified organisms, electronic information tools and the clearinghouse-mechanism.

Document title

  English Français Русский

Provisional agenda for the eleventh meeting
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Provisional timetable for the eleventh meeting

PDF ENG - -

Report of the eleventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/2

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Addendum to the report
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/2/Add.1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Proposal for terms of reference for a task force on public participation
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/L.1

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Draft terms of reference for a task force on public participation as revised by the Working Group
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/L.1_rev

PDF ENG    

Draft revised reporting format
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/L.2

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Informal discussion paper on financial arrangements

PDF ENG - -

Comments on discussion paper on financial arrangements

PDF ENG - -

Draft procedure for developing a communications strategy
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/L.4

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report on expert meeting on genetically modified organisms
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/3

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report of the task force on electronic information tools
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/4

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report on workshop on access to justice
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/5

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Discussion paper on national reporting mechanism
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/6

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report on capacity-building
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/7

PDF ENG FRE RUS

Report on implementation of the work programme 2006-2008, including financial reporting on 2008
ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2009/8

PDF ENG FRE RUS

List of participants

PDF ENG  

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Tenth meeting of the Working Group  

The tenth meeting of the Working Group took place from 8 to 10 June 2008 in Riga, Latvia. The Working Group conducted final preparatory negotiations regarding the documents that would be discussed during the third session of the Meeting of the Parties.

The Working Group focused on outstanding issues with respect to draft decisions on the conditions for entry into force of amendments, public participation in international forums, access to justice, electronic information tools and the clearinghouse-mechanism, financial arrangements, a new strategic plan and the draft “Riga Declaration”.

The secretariat presented the synthesis report on the status of implementation. The Working Group took note of the report and considered implications for the discussion of the report by the Meeting of the Parties.

The Working Group also reviewed the report of the Compliance Committee to the Meeting of the Parties, including the addenda containing findings and in some cases recommendations with respect to compliance by specific Parties.

The Chairperson of the Working Group presented draft decisions on reporting requirements and on the work programme for 2009–2011, prepared by the Bureau, as well as draft decisions on general issues of compliance and on compliance by specific Parties. The Working Group reviewed these draft decisions, revised them as necessary, and forwarded them for consideration by the Meeting of the Parties.

The Working Group also reviewed the status of nominations for election to the Compliance Committee.

Provisional agenda for the tenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/6) PDF ENG FRE RUS

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Ninth meeting of the Working Group  

The ninth meeting of the Working Group took place from 13 to 15 February 2008 in Geneva. The Working Group reviewed a new draft long-term strategic plan for future consideration by the Meeting of the Parties, as well as draft decisions on conditions for entry into force of amendments, public participation in international forums, access to justice, electronic information tools and the clearinghouse-mechanism and financial arrangements. The Working Group discussed and/or revised the draft decisions and forwarded them for future consideration by the Meeting of the Parties, inviting written comments for several draft decisions prior to forwarding them.

The Working Group also reviewed the preparations for an international expert meeting on access to information, public participation and access to justice in the field of genetically modified organisms, scheduled to take place in Germany immediately following the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol. In addition, the Working Group continued its discussion of elements for the third Meeting of the Parties, scheduled for 11-13 June 2008, in Riga, Latvia.

Documents for the ninth meeting
Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the ninth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Provisional timetable for the ninth meeting DOC ENG - -
Report of the ninth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft provisional agenda for MOP-3 (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Riga Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft statement for special session on the Protocol on PRTRs (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on conditions for entry into force of the amendment on GMOs (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Comments from UNOLA on the draft decision on conditions for entry into force of the amendment on GMOs (ECE/EHLM/NONE/2008/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the third meeting of the task force on public participation in international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on public participation in international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on access to justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.6) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the task force on electronic information tools (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on electronic information tools (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.7) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the workshop on public participation in strategic decision-making (PPSD) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Summary report on PPSD workshop prepared by Austria PDF ENG - RUS
Draft decision on long-term strategic plan (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2008/L.8) PDF ENG FRE RUS
List of Participants PDF ENG  

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Eighth meeting of the Working Group  

The eighth meeting of the Working Group took place on 31 October to 2 November 2007 in Geneva. The meeting reviewed a draft of a long-term strategic plan and invited written comments from delegations to revise it as necessary, and discussed a draft decision on financial arrangements for future consideration by the Meeting of the Parties.

The secretariat reported on the implementation of capacity-building activities since the previous meeting.

The Working Group also took note of the preparations for the workshop on public participation in strategic decision-making scheduled to take place in Sofia in December 2007 and had a first discussion of elements for the third Meeting of the Parties, scheduled for 11-13 June 2008, in Riga, Lativa.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the eighth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of representatives of international forums dealing with matters related to the environment (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.8) PDF ENG FRE RUS
(ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.9) - Cancelled   Document cancelled
Report of the 2nd meeting of the task force on access to justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.10) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the workshop for high-level judiciary on access to justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.11) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft long-term strategic plan (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.12) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Secretariat's note on draft long-term strategic plan (English only) DOC ENG n/a
Draft decision on financial arrangements (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.13) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Elements for the provisional agenda of the 3rd Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.14) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft programme for the mini-conference "Agenda 21 and the Information Society" (English only) DOC ENG n/a
Provisional agenda for the sixth meeting of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools DOC ENG - -
List of Participants PDF ENG  

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Seventh meeting of the Working Group  

The meeting took place 2-4 May 2007 in Geneva. You can find the official documents for the meeting in the table below.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the seventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the seventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report on the second meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report on the second meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums: Corrigendum (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.1/CORR.1) PDF ENG n/a n/a
Synthesis Paper on Public Participation in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Synthesis Paper (Rules, procedures and practices on Access to Justice) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Synthesis Paper (Rules, procedures and practices on Public Participation) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2/Add.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Synthesis Paper (Current and Future workplans) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2/Add.3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Synthesis Paper (Challenges) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2/Add.4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Synthesis Paper (Comments on Almaty guidelines) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.2/Add.5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the fifth meeting of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Report of Task Force on Electronic Information Tools (Questionnaire on implementation of Decision II/3) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.3/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum to the Report of Task Force on Electronic Information Tools (Summary of Responses to Questionnaire) (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.3/Add.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Guidance on Implementation of reporting requirements for the 3rd meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Financial arrangements (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.6) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Financial Report for 2006 (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.7) PDF ENG FRE RUS
List of Participants PDF ENG  

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Sixth meeting of the Working Group  

The meeting took place on 5-7 April 2006 in Geneva. You can find the official documents for the meeting in the table below. Unofficial documents and presentations follow this table.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the sixth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the sixth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Work plan, including plan of consultation on the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums - as adopted (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/2/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
List of international forums - as adopted (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/2/Add.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 1st meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft work plan, including plan of consultation on the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/3/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft list of international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/3/Add.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 1st meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 4th meeting of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft guidance for national nodes of the clearinghouse mechanism (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/5/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Proposed actions in the field of public participation in strategic decision-making (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/6) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report on capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/7) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Financial report for 2005 (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/8) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Breakdown of expected expenditures and income with provisional list of meetings under the work programme 2006-2008 (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/9) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Procedure for preparing long-term strategic plan (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2006/10) PDF ENG FRE RUS
List of Participants DOC ENG    

In addition to the official documents, the following unofficial documents and presentations have been prepared for the meeting:

The Note from the Secretariat on Operational Aspects of the Work Plan, including Plan of consultation on the application of the Principles of the Convention in international forums.

Informal corrigendum of Annex I to the Breakdown of Expected Expenditures and Income with Provisional List of Meetings under the Work Programme for 2006-2008
Aarhus Clearinghouse Progress Report and
Aarhus Clearinghouse Capacity Building

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Fifth meeting of the Working Group  

The fifth meeting of the Working Group took place on 22- 23 May 2005 in Almaty prior to the Second meeting of the Parties. You can download the agenda for the meeting in English, French or Russian.

Fourth meeting of the Working Group  

The fourth meeting of the Working Group took place on 1-4 February 2005 in Geneva. You can download copies of the documents from the table below.

Document title   English Français Русский
List of participants DOC ENG  
Provisional agenda for the fourth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the fourth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Agenda for the 2nd meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Addendum: Organisational issues for the 2nd meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/3/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 4th meeting of the Working Group on GMOs (MP.PP/AC.2/2004/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Decision on GMOs (MP.PP/AC.2/2004/4/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 3rd meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision and recommendations on Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/5/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Alternative text for recommendation on Access to Justice decision (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/6) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Decision on Electronic Information Tools (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/7) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 2nd meeting of the Expert Group on Public Participation in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/8) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft guidelines on the public participation in international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/8/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Note on draft guidelines on the public participation in international forums (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/8/Add.2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report on Implementation of the Work programme (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/9) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Decision on Work Programme for 2006-2008 (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/10) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Decision on Long-Term Programme of Work (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/11) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Decision on accession of non-ECE member States (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2005/12) PDF ENG FRE RUS

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Third meeting of the Working Group  

The third meeting of the Working Group took place on 1-3 November 2004 in Geneva. You can download copies of the documents from the table below.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the third meeting (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/8) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the third meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/9) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft Agenda for the 2nd meeting of the Parties (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/10) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the third meeting of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/12) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on Electronic Information Tools (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/12/Add.1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting of the Expert Group on the public participation in international forums (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/13) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on Financial Arrangements (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/14) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Draft decision on the Work programme for 2006-2008 (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/15) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Strategic Planning for the Convention (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/16) PDF ENG FRE RUS

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Second meeting of the Working Group  

The second meeting of the Working Group took place on 3-4 May 2004 in Geneva. You can download official documents for this meeting from the table below.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the second meeting (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the second meeting (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Sharing information and experience on public participation in strategic decision-making (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Overview of contributions and expeditures 2003 (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/6) PDF ENG FRE RUS

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First meeting of the Working Group

The first meeting of the Working Group took place on 3-4 May 2004 in Geneva. You can download official documents for this meeting from the table below.

Document title   English Français Русский
Provisional agenda for the first meeting (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/1) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting of the task force on access to justice (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting of the task force onelectronic information tools (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/4) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Public participation in strategic decision-making (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/5) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Public participation in international fora (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/6) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Assessment and prioritization of extrabudgetary activities in the 2004-2005 work programme (MP.PP/WG.1/2003/7) PDF ENG FRE RUS

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