Latin American & Caribbean countries sign Escazú Agreement to establish environmental rights for vulnerable peoples

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9 October 2019

Latin America & Caribbean: Status of Escazú Agreement

"Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean", 4 March 2018

[The original page contains a table which is regularly updated to reflect which countries have signed and ratified the Agreement.]

The Agreement was adopted on 4 March 2018 at the ninth meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Escazú, Costa Rica, from 28 February to 4 March 2018. It shall be open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 September 2018 to 26 September 2020 by any of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean included in annex 1 of the Agreement.

 

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4 October 2019

Latin America & the Caribbean: 5 new countries ratify the Escazú Agreement on justice in environmental matters

Author: Ziz Online

“St Kitts And Nevis Foreign Minister Signs Escazú Agreement”, 30th September 2019

…St. Kitts and Nevis signed and ratified the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also referred to as the Escazú Agreement.

Foreign Minister Brantley presented the Instrument of Ratification at a brief signing ceremony held at the UN Headquarters on 27 September 2019…

The Escazú Agreement aims to promote the right of present and future generations to a healthy environment and to sustainable development.

The historic Regional Agreement is the only of its kind in the world to emerge from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Río+20) and the first environmental treaty of Latin America and Caribbean.

Also participating in the signing were Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bolivia and Uruguay, bringing the number of countries to sign the Agreement to 20.

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