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Meeting venue

The eighth meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional instrument on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held in the Celso Furtado conference room at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Address:   Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago.


Meeting coordination

The meeting is being organized by ECLAC.

Carlos de Miguel, Chief of the Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, and Valeria Torres, Economic Affairs Officer, both of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division  of ECLAC (principle; tels.: (+56) 2 2210 2224 and (+56) 2 2210 2310), will be available to participants to address substantive consultations related to the meeting.

Questions regarding operational aspects of the meeting may be addressed to María Paz Rivera (; tel.: (+56) 2 2210 2618).


Hotel reservations

The ECLAC Conference Services Unit has reserved a limited number of rooms with special rates for ECLAC at the following hotels:


Hotel Atton Vitacura (4*)

Av. Vitacura 3201, Vitacura. 

Contact:  César Lucero, Reservations Department

Telephone:(+56) 2 2422 7902 

Email: and

Single room: US$ 130 (includes breakfast and Internet)


Hotel Cumbres Vitacura (4*)

Av. Kennedy Lateral 4422

Contact: Fernando Cárcamo, Reservations Department

Telephone:  (+56) 2 2487 517


Single room: US$ 120 (includes transfer from hotel to ECLAC, breakfast and Internet) 


Hotel Novotel (4*) 

Av. Américo Vespucio 1630, Vitacura

Contact: Marianela Olivares, Reservations Department

Telephone:  (+56) 2 2499 2200 

Email: and

Single room: 75,000 Chilean pesos (includes breakfast)


These rates do not include value added tax (VAT) of 19%. Guests who pay in dollars using cash, travellers’ cheques or an international credit card are exempt from payment of VAT.

Requests for reservations should be addressed directly to the hotel by the deadline given on the hotel reservation form attached. After this date, the hotel cannot guarantee the special rate or the availability of rooms.

To maintain the special ECLAC rate, hotel reservations must be requested personally, not through agencies or other means. Delegates are responsible for their own reservations. You are advised to check that the hotel has processed your reservation and to request a reservation number or confirmation code.

The hotel requires your flight number and date of arrival in and departure from Chile, as well as credit card details, in order to guarantee the reservation. Please complete in full the attached reservation form, which contains all the details required.


Visa and entry requirements for Chile

Participants must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Chile.

Delegates from countries whose citizens require a visa to enter Chile should apply for one in advance at their nearest Chilean embassy or consulate.

To find out whether you require a visa, go to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile ( and click on the name of your country.


Transport from the airport to Santiago

Santiago’s public transport system includes buses, taxis and five subway lines. Taxi fares are metered and, in general, drivers do not expect tips.

The companies Transvip and Transfer Delfos operate minivan services from the airport, offering passenger transportation to different areas of the city. Each van can transport 10 to 12 passengers, at an approximate cost of US$ 15 per person. Passengers preferring to take taxis are advised to use the firms Taxi Oficial or Transvip, which are also located at the airport. A taxi fare from the airport to the city usually varies between US$ 35 and US$ 40, depending on the area of town.


Online registration and participant registration

An online registration  system will be available on the ECLAC website ( ) as from Monday 2 October 2017.

Registration of participants will take place from 8.30 a.m. on Monday, 27 November in the lobby of the Celso Furtado confrence room.

Participants will be issued with identification badges, which, for security purposes, must be kept visible and 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).

Registering through the online system does not exempt delegations from the requirement to provide official notification to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission of the name of the head of delegation and all accompanying members.


Opening session

The opening session will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, 27 November.



Delegates will have access to a wireless Internet connection (Wi-Fi) in the conference room and in open areas.



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


Meeting documents

This will be a paper-smart meeting; all official documents and statements will be made available to read or download at the ECLAC website http://negociacionp Participants are  advised  to bring their laptop computer, tablet or other mobile device to the meeting, since only a limited number of printed documents will be available.