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P10 Declaration for SDG Forum with supporters

The SDG and Principle 10
A key partnership for achieving a sustainable development.


There will be no sustainable development without the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) or without the rights of access to information, access to justice and participation on environmental issues, known as access rights.

The Agenda for Sustainable Development began globally in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 with the Conference on Environment and Development. First were the Conventions, the Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration, then Rio + 20 with “The Future We Want” and now 25 years later, we have the SDG as a common global platform.

The Agenda 2030 and the Regional Agreement for Principle 10 saw the light together in Rio plus 20 and this Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for them to be strengthened and implemented together. Both processes are the result of the global political re-articulation of the environmental agenda that emerged from the Rio + 20 Summit…

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Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean

New ECLAC Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Launched in Brasilia on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee for the Regional Agreement on Principle 10 on March 20, 2017, the Observatory of Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean ( ) Makes available to the countries and the public outstanding references on the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters contained in international treaties, laws and policies as well as relevant jurisprudence on the subject.

The information available at the Observatory is organized by countries, rights, themes, policy instruments, jurisprudence and treaties, which are combined in cross-data and visualized through dynamic maps.

The Observatory emerges as an initiative of ECLAC to contribute to a better knowledge, dissemination and implementation of the rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters enshrined in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on The Environment and Development.



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“The Observatory analyses legislation, policies, jurisprudence and treaties that guarantee the full enjoyment by all persons of the rights to have access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters, as enshrined in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration.

Division of Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean



Dear all:

We invite you to follow the Sixth meeting of the negotiating committee on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean being held from 20-24 March 2017 in Brasilia ( view your local time).


The opening ceremony will take place today (20 March) at 02.30 pm Brasilia time.

See the full programme at:

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Principle 10
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(Español) Comunicado de prensa sobre la reciente reunión virtual del Principio 10

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One More Caribbean Country Takes the Bold Step Towards Improving Environmental Governance

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2016ǀ Karetta Crooks Charles
Santiago, Chile


One More Caribbean Country Takes the Bold Step Towards Improving Environmental Governance


22-nov-chile-foto-1-enThe first day of the Fifth Negotiating Committee Meeting of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) started on a high note as Dominica signed on to this important process geared at improving environmental governance in the region. The announcement was made by Mr. Lloyd Pascal, Director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit in the Ministry of Environment of Dominica. Dominica, which is the 23rd signatory to the Declaration joins fellow negotiators at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) headquarters in Santiago, Chile to continue negotiations from November 21-25, 2016.

In her address at the opening session, Ms. Andrea Sanhueza, the Elected Representative of the Public – Chile said, “The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Many of the leaders coming to power in various parts of the world are much less interested in and willing to defend the environment, protect human rights, strengthen communities or empower citizens. That is why reaching a comprehensive and binding agreement is a task that can no longer wait. We call on you (governments) to act promptly and have an agreement signed at the end of 2017. This agreement is from and for our region.” (Access the entire speech at: )

Meanwhile, according to the Alternate Elected Representative of the Public – Saint Lucia, Mrs. Karetta Crooks Charles, “Only a small percentage of countries provide opportunities to participate early in the scoping or planning stages of projects. Participation has been shown to build trust in decisions made by public officials and offers a path to better, more efficient, inclusive decision making. Properly designed timely public participation where engagement includes meaningful opportunities to inform decisions can not only help avoid costs and reduce risks, it can also increase the understanding of local concerns and establish productive ongoing engagement practices that ensure the benefits of economic development reach the most vulnerable.” (Access the entire speech at:

22-nov-chile-foto-2-enAlso addressing the opening were the Minister of Environment of Chile, Mr. Pablo Badeneir and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Mrs. Alicia Bárcena. In essence they noted that the P10 negotiations provide an opportunity for us to rethink our decision making processes and that our region can be the protagonist of this people centered approach to environmental governance, where citizens are active subjects instead of objects. Additionally, Mrs. Bárcena said this process connects environmental issues with human rights and redefines the relationship between governments, private sector, civil society and the public.

ECLAC also revealed a creative tool called “Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean”. This platform which will be launched in about 2 weeks will share information on laws, policies and ruling of environmental courts related to Principle 10. This amazing tool even shows the connection between international agreements, like the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Change Paris Agreement and Principle 10. This is essential considering that the UNFCCC and the SDGs, like Principle 10 all have their origins in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.


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Francisca Medina

Journalist (Chile)



Loreto Salas

Journalist (Chile)



Paola Valdés

Journalist (Latin America)


Karetta Crooks Charles

Alternate Elected Representative of the Public (St. Lucia) and Journalist (The Caribbean)

(Bongs) Participated in the Central American and Caribbean Conclave

Mr. Euren Cuevas Medina, Executive Director of INSAPROMA and General Secretary of the Non-Governmental Organizations Block (Bongs) participated in the Central American and Caribbean Conclave on “The Role of Governments, Civil Society and Religious Organizations” held in Costa Rica during the days of 6 to 8 October 2016 with the motto “Addressing the challenges of our times”. The Universal Federation for World Peace promoted this event taking into consideration that the parliamentarians of the world have a great responsibility for peace, since they are the ones who elaborate the laws that organize and govern in the different countries.

The main objective of the activity was to create a network of parliamentarians for world peace, and a delegation of parliamentarians, civil society and religious leaders from the Dominican Republic, the largest delegation of 18 people, was invited. By Dr. Amarilis Santana, senator for the province of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Of the activities developed in the international conclave were the interventions on “Peace does not mean absence of war”, “Climate Change”, “Global Warming” and “Cycling to return for peace”.

Following photos were taken during the conclave:


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Coordination meeting between INSAPROMA Lawyers Institute, PACMA and FUNDEMOPLA Foundations

This coordination meeting was held with the aim of developing activities for three years in peace, environment and health, with walks for peace, the environment and health in Monte Plata have already started.

Reunión de coordinación Instituto De Abogados Insaproma,Fundación pacma ,y fundemopla

FUNIBER and INSAPROMA sign a cooperation agreement in Dominican Republic
May 27, 2016

FUNIBER signed on 23 May, a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Lawyers for Environmental Protection (INSAPROMA), at the premises of the Foundation in Santo Domingo

The main objective of the agreement is to establish the basis for mutual cooperation between the entities and improve the training of the population in the Dominican Republic.

The event participated Dr. José Luis Sosa, President of INSAPROMA; and Massiel Castro, Executive Director of FUNIBER.

As part of the agreement, both institutions are committed to develop training programs to contribute to the continuous training of the students and employees of INSAPROMA related to the environment, in the form of remote education through a virtual environment. Also, the organizations are responsible to develop joint training activities such as lectures, seminars and workshops.

Recently, FUNIBER and INSAPROMA have jointly organized the conference “Effects of Climate Change in the world and the Dominican Republic” given by Elvira Carles.

INSAPROMA is an organization founded in 2001 that aims to contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment and natural resources, protection of human rights, environmental health, consumer rights and the promotion of environmental governance through awareness programs and projects aimed at defending the implementation of national and international standards.



Signature of agreement between Bar Association and INCE University

El Lic. Euren Cuevas Medina, presidente de INSAPROMA, participo como mediador entre el colegio de abogados de la Republica Dominicana y la universidad INCE para la elaboracion y posterior firma de un acuerdo de cooperacion reciproca entre ambas instituciones.

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