There are reasons to smile for the members of the Idu Mishmi community in the North Eastern State of Arunachal Pradesh located in the Himalayan Mountain Ranges: The Government on 13-08-08 has cancelled the proposed Public Hearing for the proposed 3000 MW Hydel Power Dam to be located in Dibang District of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Inter-American Juridical Committee (IAJC), a body of the Organization of American States, approved last week Resolution No. 147 (LXXIII-O/08) which contains a set of principles on the right of access to information.
In July, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter forwarded the Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action for the Advancement of the Right to Information to all heads of state and leaders of the major international organizations and financial institutions.
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.