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Post-session docs

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Report of the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2)PDFPDFPDF
Decisions adopted by the Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.1)PDFPDFPDF
Decisions adopted by the Meeting of the Parties, Corrigendum (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.1/Corr.1)PDFPDFPDF
Maastricht Recommendations on Promoting Effective Public Participation in Decision-making in Environmental Matters (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.2)PDFPDFPDF

 

 

In-session documents

In-session unedited documents are subject to revision and adoption. The following documents have been adopted by the Meeting of the Parties at its fifth session.

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List of key outcomes and decisions of MOP-5 (ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.9)PDF
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Revised list of key outcomes and decisions of MOP-5 (ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.9/Rev.1)PDF
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Decision V/1 on access to information
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.1 (see List of key decisions and outcomes of MOP-5 for editorial changes to the document)
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Decision V/2 on public participation in decision-making
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.1
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Decision V/3 on promoting effective access to justice
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.3 (see List of key decisions and outcomes of MOP-5 for editorial changes to the document)

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Decision V/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums 
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.2

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Decision V/5 on the Strategic Plan for 2015–2020
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.5
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Decision V/6 on the work programme for 2015-2017
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.6
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Decision V/7 on financial arrangements under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.8
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Decision V/8 on reporting requirements
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.8 (see List of key decisions and outcomes of MOP-5 for editorial changes to the document)
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Decision V/9 on general issues of compliance ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.3

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Decision V/9a concerning compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.10
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Decision V/9b on compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.11
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Decision V/9c concerning compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.12
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Decision V/9d concerning compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.13
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Decision V/9e on compliance by Croatia with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.14
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Decision V/9f concerning compliance by the Czech Republic with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.15
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Decision V/9g concerning compliance by the European Union with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.16
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Decision V/9h concerning compliance by Germany with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.4

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Decision V/9i concerning compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.18
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Decision V/9j concerning compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.19

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Decision V/9l concerning compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.5
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Decision V/9m concerning compliance by Turkmenistan with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.22

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Decision V/9n concerning compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.10

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Decision V/9o concerning compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.6 and ECE/MP.PP/2014/CRP.6/Rev.1

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Action documents (Category I)

These documents are presented for possible action by delegations (for signature, endorsement, approval or adoption). They were generally submitted through and approved by the Working Group of the Parties or the Bureau.

These documents will be translated and reproduced by the Conference Services of United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) prior to the meeting.

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Agenda
Provisional agenda for the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties
ECE/MP.PP/2014/1
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Decisions
Draft decision V/1 on access to information
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.1
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Draft decision V/2 on public participation in decision-making
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.2
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Draft decision V/3 on promoting effective access to justice
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.3
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Draft decision V/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.4

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Draft decision V/5 on the Strategic Plan for 2015–2020
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.5
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Draft decision V/6 on the work programme for 2015-2017
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.6
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Draft decision V/7 on financial arrangements under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.7
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Draft decision V/8 on reporting requirements
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.8
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Draft decision V/9 on general issues of compliance ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.9

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Draft decision V/9a concerning compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.10
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Draft decision V/9b on compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.11
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Draft decision V/9c concerning compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.12
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Draft decision V/9d concerning compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.13
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Draft decision V/9e on compliance by Croatia with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.14
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Draft decision V/9f concerning compliance by the Czech Republic with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.15
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Draft decision V/9g concerning compliance by the European Union with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.16
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Draft decision V/9h concerning compliance by Germany with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.17
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Draft decision V/9i concerning compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.18
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Draft decision V/9j concerning compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.19

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Draft decision V/9l concerning compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.21
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Draft decision V/9m concerning compliance by Turkmenistan with its obligations under the Covention ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.22

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Draft decision V/9n concerning compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.23

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Draft decision V/9o concerning compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention
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Background reports and documents (Category II)

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 following webpage and online reporting tool.

 

List of documents
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Information note on documents for the fifth session of the Meeting of the PartiesPDF__
Status of Implementation and Trends
Synthesis report on the status of implementation of the convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/6 PDFPDFPDF
Reports of the Compliance Committee
Report of the Compliance Committee 
ECE/MP.PP/2014/9
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Compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/10
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Compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/11
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Compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/12 
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Compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/13
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Compliance by Czech Republic with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/14
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Compliance by Denmark with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/15
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Compliance by European Union with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/16
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Compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/17
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Compliance by Republic of Moldova with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/18 PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Slovakia with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/19 PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Slovakia with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/19/Add.1 PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/20
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Compliance by Turkmenistan with its obligations under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/21PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Ukraine with its obligation under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2014/22 PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by the United Kingdom with its obligations under the Convention
ECE/MP.PP/2014/23
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Background Reports and Documents
Report on the implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2012–2014
ECE/MP.PP/2014/3 
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Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2012–2014 ECE/MP.PP/2014/4 PDFPDFPDF
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2012–2014 ECE/MP.PP/2014/4/Corr.1 PDFPDFPDF
List of contributions and pledges for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and Protocol on PRTRs work programmes (AC/MOP-5/Inf.2-PRTR/MOPP-2/Inf.1)PDF__
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its seventh meeting
ECE/MP.PP/2014/5
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Report on capacity-building ECE/MP.PP/2014/7

Accompanying document to the report AC/MOP-5/Inf.1

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Maastricht recommendations on promoting effective public participation in decision-making in environmental matters ECE/MP.PP/2014/8 PDFPDFPDF

 

 

Category III (other documents relevant to the agenda)

These are informal documents related to the agenda of the meeting. Category III documents will not be assigned any symbol, but can be listed on the official website (as received). Neither the secretariat nor the host country are responsible for translating or copying Category III documents.

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6 (b) Promotion of the Convention’s principles in international forums
Open Letter to co-chairs and all the member states of the OWG on SDGsPDF

 

 

Intersessional Documents of Relevance to the Agenda (Category II)

These documents are reports and related documents produced during the intersessional period (2012-2014), prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Convention. These documents have been translated and published where feasible by UNOG Conference Services in conjunction with the meetings for which they were produced.

Working Group of the Parties
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Report of the seventeenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention - advance edited copy (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/2)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the sixteenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2013/2)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the fifteenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2012/2)PDFPDFPDF
Bureau
For the reports of the Bureau on its 28th to 34th meetings, see the following webpage
Compliance Committee
For the reports of the Compliance Committee on its 33rd to 44th meetings, see the following webpage
Meetings of the Task Forces, workshops, round table and capacity-building coordination
Access to Information
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/4)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its first meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2013/5)PDFPDFPDF
Public Participation in Decision-making
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its fourth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2013/6)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its third meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2013/4)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2012/4)PDFPDFPDF
Access to Justice
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its seventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/2014/5)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its sixth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/5)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its fifth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2012/5)PDFPDFPDF
Report on the subregional meeting “Implementing the Aarhus Convention Today: Paving the Way to a Better Environment and Governance Tomorrow” (AC/WGP-15/Inf.1)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 Joint round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding living modified organisms/genetically modified organisms (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/6)PDFPDFPDF
Capacity-building coordination
Report on the eighth Aarhus Convention capacity-building coordination meeting (AC/WGP-17/Inf.3)PDF--
Report on the seventh Aarhus Convention capacity-building coordination meeting (AC/WGP-15/Inf.2)PDF--

Documents distribution policy

In order to minimize the negative environmental impact of the meetings, the following policy regarding distribution of the documents will be applied during the eighteenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (General Segment), the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs (General Segment) and their Joint High-Level Segment.

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.
Delegations are requested to bring laptops to the meetings. Wi-fi connection will be provided in meeting rooms. Electric current in the Netherlands is AC 220-230V/50Hz. Sockets fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).

(b) In-session documents
In-session documents will be revised in track changes at meetings and projected live on screen in the meeting room.
Participants will be informed about a link to the webpage with the documents as revised and approved at the meeting. The revised documents will be uploaded to this web page http://www.unece.org/env/pp/aarhus/mop5_docs.html as soon as they become available.

(c) Post-session documents
Post-session documents will be made available after the meeting in electronic form on the UNECE web page (http://www.unece.org/env/pp/aarhus/mop5_docs.html).

Statements
Delegations wishing to distribute copies of their statements should inform the UNECE secretariat prior to their distribution and are encouraged to provide the secretariat with electronic copies prior to the meeting.
Please send your statements to aarhus-prtr-mops@unece.org. Statements received by the UNECE Secretariat before Wednesday, 25 June 2014, can be uploaded to the UNECE web page upon request.
Those delegations that wish to distribute hard copies of their statements are required to inform the UNECE secretariat prior to their distribution and bring sufficient number of copies to the meeting room or distribute them through designated pigeon-holes at the meetings’ venue.
Final text of statements delivered at the sessions will be uploaded to the UNECE web page (http://www.unece.org/env/pp/aarhus/mop5_docs.html) after the meeting.

Printing facilities for delegates
As paper-smart policy will apply for these meetings, delegates are strongly discouraged to print documents. If printing, however, cannot be avoided, the meeting venue will provide for a computer, photocopying and printing centre where delegations could print limited number of in-session documents free of charge.

Keynote addresses and statements

Statements delivered by Parties and stakeholders at the eighteenth Meeting of the Working Group of the Parties and at the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties are uploaded in the table below, as being made available to the secretariat.

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Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties
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1. Opening of the session
Welcome address by Mayor of MaastrichtPDF
Welcome address by Secretary General Ministry of Infrastructure and EnvironmentPDF
3. Status of ratification of the Convention and of the amendment to the Convention
Statement by SwitzerlandPDF
4. Substantive issues
4 (a) Access to information
Report of the Chair of the Task Force on Access to InformationPDF
Statement by SwitzerlandPDF
4 (b) Public participation in decision-making
Report of the Chair of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-makingPDF
Statement by the EU and MS at WGP-18

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Comment by the EU and MS at WGP-18PDF
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Statement by Ireland regarding funding of the task force on public participation in decision-makingPDF
Statement by RECPDF
4(c) Access to justice
Report of the Chair of the Task Force on Access to JusticePDF
Statement by SerbiaPDF
Statement of Ms Dilara Arstanbaeva, Supreme Court Judge of the Kyrgyz Republic PDFPDF
Statement by RECPDF
4(d) Genetically modified organisms
Report by the Chair of the round table on GMOsPDF
Statement by Ecoropa and by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)PDF
5 Procedures and mechanisms facilitating the implementation of the Convention
5(a) Reports on the status of implementation of the  Convention
Statement by Bosnia and HerzegovinaPDF
Statement by Friends of the Earth, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and WWF-UKPDF
Statement by Friends of the Earth ScotlandPDF
5(b) Compliance mechanism
Report by the Chair of the Compliance Committee, Mr Jonas Ebbesson PDF
Statement by the EU and MS at WGP-18 on general issues of complianceDOC
Comment by the EU and MS at WGP-18 on general issues of complianceDOC
Statement by Austria (on compliance regarding communication ACCC/C/2011/63)PDF
Statement by Denmark (on compliance regarding communication ACCC/C/2011/57)PDF
Statement by the EU and MS on compliance by BelarusPDF
Statement by Germany (on compliance regarding draft decision V/9h)PDF
Statement by Spain (on legal aid to environmental NGOs, in connection with draft decision V/9l)PDF
Statement by Ukraine (on drafting proposal regarding Draft decision on compliance by Ukraine)PDFPDF
Drafting proposal by Ukraine (regarding Draft decision on compliance by Ukraine)PDF
Statement by the United Kingdom (on compliance regarding communication ACCC/C/2010/53)PDF
Statement by the United Kingdom to Draft Decision V-9o (22 June 2014)PDF
Statement by the United Kingdom to agenda item 5(b) (30 June 2014)PDF
Statement by civil society organizations regarding compliance by ArmeniaPDF
Statement by Ecohome (NGO, Belarus)PDF
5(c) Capacity building
Statement by RECPDF
6(b) Promotion of the Convention’s principles in international forums
Report by the Chair of the thematic session on public participation in international forumsPDF
Statement by Norway at WGP-18PDF
Statement by the EU and MS at WGP-18PDF
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Statement by the European Investment BankPDF
Statement by European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentPDF
Statement by European ECO ForumPDF
6(c) Global and regional developments on issues related to Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 
Statement by United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the CaribbeanPDF
Statement by ChilePDF
Statement by Costa RicaPDF
Statement by MyanmarPDF
Statement by RECPDF
Statement by Ecuadorian Center for Environmental Law and by Jamaica Environment Trust (NGOs)PDF
Statement by European ECO ForumPDF
Statement by Quaker United Nations OfficePDF
6(d) Update on United Nations Environment Programme initiatives on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters
Statement by UNEPPDF
Statement by World Resources Institute and by the Access Initiative Network (NGOs)PDF
6(e) Synergies between the Convention and other relevant multilateral environmental agreements and organizations
Statement by Ecoropa, Women in Europe for a Common Future and European ECO-ForumPDF
7(a) Implementation of the work programme for 2012-2014
Statement by BelarusPDFPDF
7(b) Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Statement by RECPDF
7(c) Work Programme 2015-2017
Statement by RECPDF
7(d) Financial Arrangements
Statement by the EU and MS at WGP-18

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Comment by the EU and MS at WGP-18DOC
Comment by the EU and MS at MOP-5DOC
Statement by the EU and MS at MOP-5 on the financial arrangementsPDF
Statement by the EU at MOP-5 on the EU contributionPDF
Comment by Norway at WGP-18

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Main page of the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties

Please note below categories of documents:

1. Post-session documents

2. In-session documents

3. Documents prepared in advance for the session: 

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

4. Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda (also Category II)

5. Documents distribution policy

6. Statements

The Maastricht Declaration: Transparency as a driving force for environmental democracy (ECE/MP.PP/2014/27 Add.1-ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/2 Add.1) along with all other relevant statements and documents can be accessed at the page of the Joint High-level Segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs (Maastricht, Netherlands, 2 July 2014)