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On the participation of Belarus in the 63rd session of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention

15.03.2019
On 11 – 15 March 2019, the 63rd session of the Committee on compliance with the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in environmental matters (the Aarhus Convention) took place in Geneva.


Belarus was represented by the delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection headed by Ms. Yekaterina Kuznetsova, Head of the Department for Environmental Policy, International Cooperation and Science.

 

The session addressed issues on compliance with the international obligations under the Convention by its parties, including Belarus. The Committee finalized its draft revised Guidelines, and considered organizational issues to improve the effectiveness of its work.

 

The Belarusian delegation provided its comments to the First progress review of the implementation of decision VI/8c on compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention, which was prepared by the Secretariat. 

Ms. Yekaterina Kuznetsova also informed the Compliance Committee on the activities for 2019 to implement the provisions of the Convention and expressed readiness to submit the Second report on the implementation of decision VI/8c in October 2019.

At the request from Belarusian delegation, the Committee confirmed its availability to provide Belarus expertise and technical assistance with the aim to implement provisions of the Convention.

 

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