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The third meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held at the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel.

The hotel particulars are as follows:
Sheraton Montevideo Hotel (5*)
Address: Víctor Soliño 349
Montevideo, Uruguay
Telephone: (598) 2712 3474

Meeting coordination

The meeting is being organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Uruguay. Questions on substantive matters relating to the meeting may be addressed to Carlos de Miguel, Chief of the Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, and Valeria Torres, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC (, (+56) 2 2210 2224 and (+56) 2 2210 2310).

Questions on logistical matters relating to the meeting may be addressed to María Paz Rivera (, (+56) 2 2210 2618).

Hotel reservations

The ECLAC Conference Services Unit has reserved a block of rooms at the following special rates: 

· Sheraton Montevideo Hotel (5*)

Single room US$ 135*
Double room US$ 145*

*Non-residents of Uruguay are exempted from payment of 10% VAT.

Reservations: Melisa Piana
(598) 2712 3474

The rate includes buffet breakfast and Internet connection in the hotel room. Non-residents of Uruguay are exempted from payment of 10% value added tax (VAT). 

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by 28 March 2016, using the form provided on page 6 (PLEASE SEND THE FORM AS PDF OR IMAGE). After this date, the hotel cannot guarantee the special rate or the availability of rooms.

Each delegate is responsible for his/her own reservation. It is advisable to check that the hotel has processed your reservation and to request a reservation number or confirmation code. The hotel requires a credit card number to hold a reservation. Hotels in Uruguay apply a “no show” policy, whereby reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival; otherwise, cardholders will be charged for the first night. All delegates must settle their own hotel bill at the end of their stay.

Entry requirements for Uruguay

Holders of regular, diplomatic or official passports should apply for a visa at the nearest Uruguayan embassy or consulate. A list of the countries exempted from visa requirements to enter Uruguay is available via the following link:

Information on embassies and consulates is provided on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay:

Participants are responsible for arranging their own visas, if required.  

Local transport

Meeting participants are responsible for their own transport between the airport and the hotel.

Registration of participants

An online registration system has been available on the ECLAC website (/3/es) since 18 February 2016.

Registration of delegates will take place from 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 April in the meeting room located on the twenty-fifth floor of the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel. Participants will be issued with identification badges which, for security purposes, must be shown at all meetings.

For any questions on registration, please contact Paula Warnken (, tel. (+56) 2 2210 2651) or María Paz Rivera (, tel. (+56) 2 2210 2618).

Online registration does not exempt delegations from the requirement to send an official note to the ECLAC secretariat indicating the names of the head of delegation and all accompanying members.

Opening session

The opening session will start at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 April.


The offices and conference rooms set aside for the meeting will have wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi).


The official languages of the meeting will be English and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Medical services

The Government will provide an emergency first aid service at the meeting venue.


This will be a paper-smart meeting; all the documents and official statements will be available for consultation and download on the website /3/es. You are advised to bring a laptop, tablet or other mobile device as only a limited number of printed documents will be available.