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Newsletter N º  56 – July/September 2021                                      |Technical Secretariat EscazúAgreement ECLAC - United Nations



UN Economic and Social Council welcomes the Escazú Agreement



On 22 July 2021, the United Nations Economic and Social Council adopted its resolution 2021/31 in follow-up to the Escazú Agreement.


The Council acknowledged the entry into force and welcomed the Escazú Agreement as the first treaty concluded under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

The Escazú Agreement for youth


On the occasion of International Youth Day and in the framework of the #ThursdaysforEscazú campaign, the Secretariat published cartoons on the Escazú Agreement on Thursdays during August and September 2021.


Their aim was to sensitize different audiences about the content and scope of the Agreement, focusing on specific articles.


In addition to a general cartoon, illustrations were published for article 5 (access to environmental information), article 6 (generation and dissemination of environmental information), article 7 (public participation in environmental decision-making processes), article 8 (access to justice in environmental matters) and article 9 (human rights defenders in envornmental matters).

The Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean has a new design


The Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean has a new design with updated content. 


The Observatory includes the latest developments on access rights in the region, as well as additional resources, such as graphs. It also allows to search content and establishes links with the Sustainable Development Goals




The Escazú Agreement is highlighted in national and regional events



The Secretariat co-organized a Workshop on the Escazú Agreement in Belize (28 July 2021) and a webinar on the implications of the Escazú Agreement for the mining sector in Argentina (23 September 2021). 


The Agreement was also highlighted in different activities: 

- Argentina: The Escazú Agreement, a commitment with environmental democracy (16 July 2021)

- Brazil: Dialogue on the Escazú Agreement (13 July 2021)

- Chile: Webinar Global Compact "Five years on from the EPR Law" (2 September 2021)

- Colombia: Escazú for climate action (4 August 2021)

- Peru: Defending earth rights in Latin America (5 August 2021); The Escazú Agreement against climate change (8 September 2021)

- Regional:  Webinar for Latin American journalists on the Escazú Agreement (30 July 2021); II Gathering of Environmental Law Clinics 2021 (25 August de 2021); Economic recovery with environmental information, participation and justice: the Escazú Agreement as a pending matter in Peru and Colombia (1 September 2021); Youth Climate Summit in Latin America and the Caribbean (10-13 September 2021); "Dialogue #CambiemosElRumbo: The Escazú Agreement as a key instrument to achieve environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean" (28 September 2021)

- International: SDG 16 and the Escazú Agreement: proposals by Amazon indigenous peoples (13 July 2021); 2021 HLPF official side event: "Empowering people to protect the planet in a COVID-19 context: the contribution of SDG 16 and environmental access rights to sustainable and resilient recovery" (15 July 2021)





Workshop on the Escazú Agreement-Central American Bank for Economic Integration

30 September 2021


VI Regional Forum on business and human rights

4-6 October 2021


Side event at the Aarhus Convention MOP "Cooperation between the Aarhus Convention and the Escazú Agreement to promote the protection of access rights and of environmental defenders"

15 October 2021


Dialogue Series "The Escazú Agreement, Human Rights and Healthy Ecosystems"

18, 19 and 27 October 2021


The Escazú Agreement at UNFCCC COP26 (more information soon)

1-12 November 2021


InforMEA Steering Committee meeting

16 November 2021


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