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Event Information

The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Escazú Agreement, an extraordinary meeting, will take place from 19 to 21 April 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an in-person format.

Live streaming will be available at   


Hotel Libertador, located at Avenida Cordoba 690, Buenos Aires 1054, Argentina.

The parallel events will be held completely virtually.


The opening session will take place on Wednesday, 19 April 2023, at 6 p.m. (Buenos Aires, Argentina time, UTC -3) at the Kirchner Cultural Center, located at Sarmiento 151, C1041 CABA.

For more details, please review the program.


The meeting will be organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Questions on substantive matters relating to the meeting may be addressed to the secretariat of the Escazú Agreement ( Enquiries concerning operational aspects of the meeting should be addressed to María Paz Rivera (, (+56) 2 2210 2618).


An online registration system is available on the ECLAC website.

  • Due to the limited capacity of the event and the number of requests has doubled the available space, registration for the public closed on March 20. Please notify the Secretariat of the Escazú Agreement ( in case you are unable to attend in person.
  • In the case of participants from the public, in the event of capacity restrictions, we will facilitate the accreditation of up to two representatives per organization on a first-come, first-served basis. The Secretariat will make an effort to facilitate the geographical representation of participants from the public.
  • In the case of government delegates, online registration does not exempt delegations from the requirement to provide official notification of the name of the head of the delegation and all accompanying members.
  • Representatives of States Parties must have letters of credentials in order to participate in decision-making (next item of this briefing note). For any further information on participant accreditation, please contact María Paz Rivera (, tel. (+56) 2 2210 2618).

Please if you have any questions, please write


In order to take part in decision-making at the meeting, parties must be accredited. Credentials for the head of a delegation, alternate representatives and advisers are issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Information regarding any change in the composition of the delegation should be submitted using the same procedure.

Parties are invited to submit electronic versions of credentials by Wednesday, 6 April 2023, to facilitate the clearance process. Electronic copies of credentials can be sent to 

Samples of credentials are available in Spanish (.doc) and English (.doc).


The collection of badges for registered and confirmed participants will take place on Wednesday, 19 April 2023, between 1-5 pm, Thursday, 20 April between 8 am-5 pm, and Friday, 21 April during the Conference hours.

For the collection of badges, the following will be required:

a. identification document

b. a copy of the ECLAC e-mail approving your registration (on paper or on your cell phone), with the registration number.


The official language of the meeting will be Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided.


This will be a paper-smart meeting. All official documents and statements will be made available to read or download at Participants are advised to bring their laptop computer, tablet or other mobile devices to the meeting since only a limited number of printed documents will be available.