New York, USA (27th September, 2019) – St. Kitts and Nevis signed and ratified the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also referred to as the Escazú Agreement.

Foreign Minister Brantley presented the Instrument of Ratification at a brief signing ceremony held at the UN Headquarters on 27 September, 2019.

The Escazú Agreement aims to promote the right of present and future generations to a healthy environment and to sustainable development.

The historic Regional Agreement is the only of its kind in the world to emerge from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Río+20) and the first environmental treaty of Latin America and Caribbean.

Also participating in the signing were Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bolivia and Uruguay, bringing the number of countries to sign the Agreement to 20.