October 25th, 2021
Terms of Reference for Preventive Archaeology Programs.

1. ICANH makes available the terms and rules for the formulation and development of preventive archeology programs.

ICANH published the guidelines of preventive archaeology programs for review, discussion, and approval. Also, the terms of reference for the development of the five phases of the preventive archaeology programs were approved regarding of the provisions of Decree 138 of 2019 in order to ensure the protection of archaeological heritage.

This resolution approves version 4 of the data model applicable to preventive archaeology programs, which is mandatory for all projects, works or activities that require environmental licensing or are subject to the approval of Environmental Management Plans, and begins to take effect from October 4th, 2021.

Finally, works or activities that already have an approved registry may continue to apply version 3 of the data model for archaeology, or may implement version 4 on the condition that they inform ICANH in a timely manner through the official channels established for this purpose. Likewise, it should be noted that under no circumstances should versions 3 and 4 of the data model for archeology be merged.


2. Nuevos formatos para uso o aprovechamiento de recursos naturales

2. New forms for the use or exploitation of natural resources.

After identifying the need to implement Single National Formats for the application for surface water collection permit, groundwater prospecting, groundwater prospecting permit, wastewater discharge permits. Taking into account that Article 126 of Decree-Law 2106 of 2019 granted a period of 12 months to modify such formats, the MADS amends Article 1 of Resolution 2202 of 2005, and adopts Single National Formats.


3. El medio ambiente limpio es reconocido como derecho humano.

3. A clean environment is recognized as a human right.

At the forty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly, in document A/HRC/48/L.23/Rev.1 in pursuit of the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, the Human Rights Council recognized the importance of a clean, safe, healthy and sustainable environment as important for the enjoyment of human rights, and also noted that this right is related to other rights under existing international law. 

It also noted that this right is related to other rights under existing international law. It encouraged States to improve cooperation with other actors in national and international law, both public and private, to implement this human right. It also urged them to continue to exchange good practices in the fulfillment of human rights obligations related to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, to exchange knowledge and to consider, among other things, that activities that protect the environment must respect other human rights obligations. 

Finally, the document invited States to adopt policies for the healthy enjoyment of the environment, for example with respect to biodiversity and ecosystems. It decided to remain seized of the issue.



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