The head of the OSCE Program in Dushanbe, Tea Jaliashvili: "In 2023, the annual meeting of the Aarhus centers will be organized in Dushanbe”
On October 19-21, a coordination meeting of the Aarhus centers took place in Vienna, Austria. It should be noted that 60 Aarhus centers operate in 14 countries of the world.
Recall that with the support of the activities of the Aarhus Centers, the OSCE promotes the direct implementation of the obligations of the participating countries under the Aarhus Convention, as well as the implementation of paragraphs 6, 7, 11 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030.
The Head of the OSCE Program in Dushanbe, Ms. Tea Jaliashvili, during her speech at the meeting of representatives of the Aarhus centers, noted that one of the activities of the OSCE program in Dushanbe is solving environmental problems, such as preventing environmental degradation, the disappearance of biodiversity arising from anthropogenic factors.
As it was emphasized, in 2021-2022, the Aarhus centers of Tajikistan held 30 information sessions, 12 workshops and 9 round tables for representatives of self-governing local authorities, students, youth, women on the principles of the Aarhus Convention, green economy, waste management and climate change. About 3,000 people participated in the events covering all the principles of the Convention, including access to environmental information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice.
Ms. Tea Jaliashvili said at the meeting that the Aarhus Centers of Tajikistan are an integral part of the network dealing with environmental issues, that they work with all segments of the population. A coordination meeting was supposed to take place in Dushanbe in 2020, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the end of her speech, she said that in 2023, the coordination meeting of the Aarhus centers in the city of Dushanbe will show good results.