The High-level Segment targeted high-level officials, including ministers, vice ministers, state secretaries, other heads of delegations and special guests, and was culminated in the adoption of the Maastricht Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/2014/27 Add.1-ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/2 Add.1).
The High-level Segment was chaired by Ms. Wilma Mansveld, Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands, while the thematic session had the format of a panel discussion involving ministers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders with strong expertise in the themes discussed, followed by a general debate. The discussion was facilitated by a Mr Hans Alders, former Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands.
The substantive focus of the High-level Segment was based on the themes of the Maastricht Declaration. The session, among others, provided input to the work on the future sustainable development agenda following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20 Conference) and setting and implementing relevant Millennium Development or future Sustainable Development Goals.
Live broadcast of the High-level segment
The thematic sessions of the High level segment were broadcasted live from the host country website www.aarhusmaastricht.org.
Provisional agenda for the Joint High-level Segment ECE/MP.PP/2014/26-ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/1
Draft Maastricht Declaration ECE/MP.PP/2014/L.26 and ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/L.1
Provisional programme of the thematic session of the High-level segment (AC/MOP-5/Inf.3-PRTR/MOPP-2/Inf.2)
Statements delivered at the High-level Segment
Agenda item / statement
Statement by the Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands, Ms Wilma Mansveld
Statement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki Moon (delivered by Mr Michael Møller, Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
3. Thematic session
Panel 1: Right to Information and Environmental Democracy
Statement by Mr Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
Panel 2: Right to information and social media
Statement by Ms Marta Szigeti Bonifert
4. Maastricht Declaration
Statement by the EU and its Member States at WGP-18
Comment by the EU and its Member States at WGP-18
Statement by the EU and its Member States
Statement by Greece
Statement by Latvia
Statement by Romania
Statement by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Statement by Chile and Costa Rica
5. Adoption of Outcomes
Statement by Belarus