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Event Information

Meeting venue

The fourth meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional agreement on access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held in the Caribe Conference Room of the Hotel Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo.


Address:                     Avenida George Washington, 218

                                    Santo Domingo

Telephone:                (1-809) 221-0000



Meeting coordination

The meeting will be organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.

For substantive information on the meeting, please contact: Carlos de Miguel, Chief, Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, and Valeria Torres, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC (, tel. (56) 2 2210 2224 and (56) 2 2210 2310).

For information on operational aspects of the meeting, please contact: María Paz Rivera (, tel. (56) 2 2210 2618).


Hotel reservations

The ECLAC Conference Services Unit has reserved a limited number of rooms at special rates in the hotel where the meeting is being held:


Standard single room: US$ 110 plus 28% tax

Standard double room: US$ 120 plus 28% tax

(Rates include buffet breakfast, lunch and Internet)


Avenida George Washington, 218, Santo Domingo

Telephone:      (1-809) 221-1181

Contact:  Grisely Báez, Gerente de Ventas Comerciales



Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by 1 August 2016. After that date, the hotel reserves the right to modify the rate and cannot guarantee room availability. Please use the form available on this page (.doc) to make a reservation.

Delegates are responsible for their own reservations. It is therefore advisable to check that the hotel has processed your reservation and to request a reservation number or confirmation code.

A credit card number is required to hold the reservation. Hotels in the Dominican Republic apply a “no show” policy; cardholders may cancel reservations up to 24 hours in advance, failing which they will be charged for the first night. All delegates must settle their own hotel bill at the end of their stay.


Entry requirements for the Dominican Republic

Holders of regular, diplomatic or official passports should contact the embassy or consulate of the Dominican Republic in their country to request information on applicable entry requirements. Citizens of some countries do not require a visa to visit the Dominican Republic.

Information on entry requirements for the Dominican Republic may be consulted online at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Spanish):

Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visas for entry into the Dominican Republic, if required.


Local transport

Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation between the airport and the hotel. Taxis are available at Las Américas International Airport. Delegates are advised to use SICHALA Taxi Company, which is authorized by the National District City Council. Please find below the contact information for this company and for the official taxi service of the hotel where the meeting will be held.

As a basic security measure, participants are advised to take a taxi at the hotel entrance or request a radio taxi at the commercial establishment or tourist site they are visiting.








US$ 40



US$ 40


Participants entitled to transport services provided by their country’s diplomatic mission in the Dominican Republic should contact that mission directly.


Registration of participants

An online registration system will be available on the ECLAC website ( from Monday, 27 June.

Accreditation will begin at 8.30 a.m. on Monday, 8 August in the lobby of Onix Conference Room at the Hotel Crowne Plaza.

Participants will be issued with an identification badge, which, for security purposes, must be shown at all meetings.

For further information on accreditation, 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 of providing official notification of the name of the head of delegation and all accompanying members.


Opening session

The opening session of the meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 9 August.



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 Spanish and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Medical services

The Government of the Dominican Republic will provide first aid services in case emergency medical assistance is required at the meeting venue.



This will be a paper-smart meeting. All documents and official declarations will be available for consultation and download on the website: Delegates are advised to bring their laptops, tablets or other mobile devices as a limited quantity of printed documents will be available.