The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) continues expanding its initiative to develop capacities oriented to strengthen access to information and public participation in environmental decision-making.
The Aarhus Convention celebrates ten years of progress in 2008. The Convention held its third Meeting of the Parties in Riga, Latvia in June 2008 and Lalanath de Silva, Director TAI Secretariat made a presentation to the meeting during a High Level segment on June 13.
The convention was adopted by forty governments and the European Community in Aarhus, Denmark, on the 25th June 1998 at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the ‘Environment for Europe’ process (UNECE).
El pasado 8 de Julio la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación, determinó en un histórico fallo, la responsabilidad del Estado Nacional, la Provincia de Buenos Aires y la ciudad de Buenos Aires, en la prevención y saneamiento del daño ambiental existente en la cuenca Matanza Riachuelo.
TAI Tanzania Partner Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT) was featured in the winning Print General News category of the 2008 CNN and Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards. The article by Richard Mgamba of The Citizen newspaper focused on the Buzwagi Gold Mine in northwest Tanzania. The story was published on August 26, 2007.
The story may be found here: http://www.ippmedia.com/ipp/guardian/2008/07/29/119428.html
More on Richard Mgamba: http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/newz.php?id=6918
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