Meetings of the Parties to the UNECE Espoo Convention and
its Protocol on SEA (7th and 3rd sessions)

Minsk, Belarus
13-16 June 2017
Ensuring environmentally sound and sustainable development through preventing, reducing and controlling significant adverse environmental impacts of economic activities is a key priority, and also the underlying objective of the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA. The treaty Parties have acknowledged the importance of information sharing, consultations and cooperation among Parties and stakeholders towards this end. The Meetings of the Parties' sessions provide platforms for exchanging information and taking decisions that further enhance the key objectives of the two treaties.