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Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

11 - 13 September 2017

Budva, Montenegro

Back to the Aarhus Convention MoP6 web page

Back to Protocol on PRTRs MoPP3 web page

 

Please note below categories of documents:

1. In-session documents

2. 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)

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

4. Documents distribution policy

5. Statements

Documents will be uploaded on this webpage as soon as they become available.

 

The Budva Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Our Sustainable Future, (ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.3-ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/CRP.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 (Budva, Montenegro, 14 September 2017). 

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 sixth session.

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List of key outcomes and decisions of MOP-6, ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.9PDF
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Decision VI/1 on promoting effective access to information, ECE/MP.PP/2017/8PDF
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Decision VI/2 on promoting effective public participation in decision-making, ECE/MP.PP/2017/9PDF
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Decision VI/3 on promoting effective access to justice, ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.1PDF
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Decision VI/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums, ECE/MP.PP/2017/11PDF
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Decision VI/5 on the work programme for 2018-2021, ECE/MP.PP/2017/12PDF
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Decision VI/6 on financial arrangements under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.8PDF
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Decision VI/7 on reporting requirements, ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.2PDF
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Decision VI/8 on general issues of compliance, ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.7PDF
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Decision VI/8a concerning compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/20PDF
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Decision VI/8b concerning compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/21PDF
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Decision VI/8c concerning compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/22PDF
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Decision VI/8d concerning compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/23PDF
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Decision VI/8e concerning compliance by Czechia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/24PDF
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Decision VI/8g concerning compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/26PDF
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Decision VI/8h concerning compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.4PDF
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Decision VI/8i concerning compliance by Slovakia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.5PDF
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Decision VI/8j concerning compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/29PDF
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Decision VI/8k concerning compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.6PDF
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Intersessional Documents of Relevance to the Agenda (Category II)

These documents are reports and related documents produced during the intersessional period (2015-2017), 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.

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Working Group of the Parties
Report of the twenty first meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2017/2)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the twentieth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2016/2)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the nineteenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/2)PDFPDFPDF
Bureau
For the reports of the Bureau on its 35th to 39th meetings, see the following webpage
Compliance Committee
For the reports of the Compliance Committee on its 45th to 56th meetings, see the following webpage
Membership of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2016/9)PDFPDFPDF
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 third meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/3)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its fourth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2016/3)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its fifth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2017/4)PDFPDFPDF
Accompanying document to the summary report on the assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (AC/WGP-21/Inf.2)PDF
Public Participation in Decision-making
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its fifth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/4)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its sixth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2016/4)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making on its seventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2017/5)PDFPDFPDF
Access to Justice
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2016/11)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its ninth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2017/6)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its tenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/2017/5)PDFPDFPDF
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 meetings of the Working Group of the Parties above
GMOs
Report of the second joint round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living modified organisms/genetically modified organisms (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2017/8)PDFPDFPDF
Capacity-building coordination
Report on the ninth Aarhus Convention capacity-building coordination meeting (AC/WGP-19/Inf.1)PDF
Report on the tenth Aarhus Convention capacity-building coordination meeting (AC/MoP-6/Inf.3)PDF

 

 

 

Background reports and documents (Category II)ENGFRERUS
Information note on documents for the sixth session of the Meeting of the PartiesPDF
Item 7 (a) Reporting Mechanism
Synthesis report on the status of implementation of the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/6) PDFPDFPDF
Item 7 (b) Compliance Mechanism
Report of the Compliance Committee on procedural matters (ECE/MP.PP/2017/31) PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Compliance Committee on general issues of compliance (ECE/MP.PP/2017/32)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/33)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/34)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/35)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/36)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Croatia with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/37)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Czechia with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/38)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by European Union with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/39)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Germany with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/40) PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/41)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/42)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/43)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Turkmenistan with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/44)PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/45) PDFPDFPDF
Compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention (ECE/MP.PP/2017/46)PDFPDFPDF
Information note by the Chair of the Compliance Committee for Item 7 (b) of the provisional agenda: compliance mechanism (AC/MOP-6/Inf.5)PDF
Item 7 (c) Capacity-building
Report on capacity-building (ECE/MP.PP/2017/7)PDFPDFPDF
Accompanying document to the Report on capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.PP/2017/7) - AC/MOP-6/Inf.2 PDF
Item 8 (a) Accession to the Convention by States from outside the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region
Preliminary assessment of the institutional, policy and legal framework of Guinea-Bissau, (ECE/MP.PP/2017/47)PDFPDFPDF
Item 9 (a) Implementation of the Work Programme for 2015-2017
Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2015–2017 (ECE/MP.PP/2017/3)PDFPDFPDF
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2015–2017 (ECE/MP.PP/2017/4)PDFPDFPDF
List of contributions and pledges for the implementation of the Convention's and Protocol's work programmes
which are not included in the reports prepared for the Meeting of the Parties (AC/MOP-6/Inf.4-PRTR/MOPP-3/Inf.2)
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Statements delivered by Parties and stakeholders at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties are uploaded in the table below, as being made available to the secretariat.



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3: Finalization of documents
Statement by Ökobüro concerning compliance by AustriaPDF
Statement by Ökobüro concerning compliance by SlovakiaPDF
Statement by Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente concerning compliance by SpainPDF
Statement by Ökobüro concerning compliance by United KingdomPDF
Statement by EPAW concerning general issues of compliancePDF
6 (a): Access to information, including electronic information tools 
Report by Mr. Alexandru Bostan, Chair of the Task Force on Access to Information (written submission)PDF
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by NorwayPDF
Statement by the European Eco ForumPDF
6 (b): Public participation in decision-making
Report by Ms. Loredana Dall’Ora, Chair of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-makingPDF
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by NorwayPDF
Statement by Aarhus Centre SarajevoPDF
Statement by the European Eco ForumPDF
Statement by Environmental Pillar, IrelandPDF
Statement by Friends of the Earth UKPDF
6 (c): Access to justice
Report by Mr. Jan Darpö, Chair of the Task Force on Access to JusticePDF
Keynote statement of the Slovak Supreme Court Judge Mr. Miroslav GavalecPDF
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by NorwayPDF
Statement by OSCE Mission to SerbiaPDF
Statement by the European ECO Forum / Justice and EnvironmentPDF
6 (d): Genetically modified organisms
Report of the Chair of the second joint round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOsPDF
Statement by European UnionPDF
Statement by the CBD secretariat PDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
7 (a): Reporting mechanism
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by NGO Landvernd PDF
7 (b): Compliance mechanism
Report of the Chair of the Compliance CommitteePDF
Statement by the European Union concerning general issues of compliancePDF
Statement by the European Union concerning its compliancePDF
Statement by Norway concerning compliance by the European Union (1)PDF
Statement by Norway concerning compliance by the European Union (2)PDF
Statement by Romania concerning compliance by Ukraine PDF
Statement by NGO Ecological RightPDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
Letter by the Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee to the Chair of the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention regarding legislative developments concerning TurkmenistanPDF
Council Decision (EU) 2017/1346 of 17 July 2017
on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention as regards compliance case ACCC/C/2008/32
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Open statement by the Committee regarding its findings on communication ACCC/C/2008/32 (part II) concerning the European Union PDF
7 (c): Capacity-building
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by OSCE SecretariatPDF
Statement by the Judicial Academy of the Republic of SerbiaPDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
8 (a) Accession to the Convention by States from outside the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region
Statement by the European ECO Forum PDF
8 (b): Promotion of the Convention’s principles
Report of the Chair of the thematic session on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forumsPDF
Keynote statement by Mr. Hakan Lucius, European Investment Bank (EIB)PDF
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
8 (c): Synergies between the Convention and other relevant multilateral environmental agreements and other partners
Statement by OSCE SecretariatPDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
8 (d): Global and regional developments on issues related to Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 
Statement by Mr. Joseluis Samaniego, ECLAC Director of the Sustainable Development Division (video message)PDF
8 (e): Update on United Nations Environment Programme initiatives on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters
Statement by UNEPPDF
9 (a): Implementation of the work programme for 2015–2017
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by Aarhus Centre Banja LukaPDF
9 (b): Future work programme
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by the European ECO ForumPDF
9 (c): Financial arrangements
Statement by the European UnionPDF
Statement by NorwayPDF
13: Any other business
Statement by the European UnionPDF

 

 

 

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 sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties, ECE/MP.PP/2017/1PDFPDFPDF
Decisions
Draft decision VI/1 on promoting effective access to information, ECE/MP.PP/2017/8PDF
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Draft decision VI/2 on promoting effective public participation in decision-making, ECE/MP.PP/2017/9PDF
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Draft decision VI/3 on promoting effective access to justice, ECE/MP.PP/2017/10PDF
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Draft decision VI/4 on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums, ECE/MP.PP/2017/11PDF
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Draft decision VI/5 on the work programme for 2018-2021, ECE/MP.PP/2017/12PDF
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Draft decision VI/6 on financial arrangements under the Convention ECE/MP.PP/2017/13PDF
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Draft decision VI/7 on reporting requirements, ECE/MP.PP/2017/14

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Draft decision VI/8 on general issues of compliance, ECE/MP.PP/2017/19

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Draft decision VI/8a concerning compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/20

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Draft decision VI/8b concerning compliance by Austria with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/21

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Draft decision VI/8c concerning compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/22

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Draft decision VI/8d concerning compliance by Bulgaria with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/23PDF
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Draft decision VI/8e concerning compliance by Czechia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/24

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Draft decision VI/8f concerning compliance by the European Union with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/25

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Draft decision VI/8g concerning compliance by Kazakhstan with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/26

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Draft decision VI/8h concerning compliance by Romania with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/27

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Draft decision VI/8i concerning compliance by Slovakia with its obligations under the Convention, ECE/MP.PP/2017/28

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Draft decision VI/8j concerning compliance by Spain with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/29

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Draft decision VI/8k concerning compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention,  ECE/MP.PP/2017/30

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