Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur (CPPS)

Commission permanente du Pacifique Sud
Permanent Commission for the South Pacific
Comissão Permanente do Pacifico Sul

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1952-08-18 Santiago Chile


Established 18 Aug 1952, Santiago (Chile), by 'Declaration of Santiago (Declaration on the Maritime Zone) -- Declaración de Santiago (Declaración sobre la Zona Maritima)', signed and ratified by the Governments of Chile, Ecuador, and Peru during 'First Conference for the Exploitation and Conservation of Marine Resources in the South Pacific'. Also referred to as Permanent Southeast Pacific Commission. Legal capacity established through an Agreement signed 14 Jan 1966. On 9 Aug 1979, Quito (Ecuador), the Government of Colombia signed an Incorporation Convention to join the System of the South Pacific, adhering to the Declaration of Santiago and other related regional conventions. Declarations of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs: 24 Jan 1981 - 'Declaration of Cali -- Declaración de Cali'; 10 Feb 1984 - 'Declaration of Viña del Mar -- Declaración de Viña del Mar'; 10 Dec 1987 - 'Declaration of Quito -- Declaración de Quito'; 4 Mar 1993 - 'Declaration of Lima -- Declaración de Lima'; 4 Aug 1997 - 'Declaration of Bogota -- Declaración de Bogota'; 14 Aug 2000 - 'Declaration of Santiago -- Declaración de Santiago'; 14 Aug 2002 - 'Declaration of Santiago -- Declaración de Santiago'. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/16890'.


Promote, protect and encourage research on the rational and sustainable exploitation of living marine resources; promote research on the interaction of ocean and atmosphere and its social and economic effects; preserve the marine and coastal environment; promote and protect development of maritime law; promote economic interests of the member countries.


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Commission, integrated by representatives of member states, meets twice a year. General Secretariat (chief executive organ), rotates every 4 years among member countries and consists of Secretary General, Under-Secretary, Director of Scientific Affairs and Director of Economic Affairs (each from different countries) and Technical Regional Coordinator on F-XF1831 - Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas in the South East Pacific (SE/PCF). Since the Meeting of Foreign Ministers, Aug 2000, Santiago (Chile), Headquarters permanently located in Guayaquil (Ecuador). National Sections are presided over by a high ranking officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in each country and coordinate activities of General Secretariat with their national authorities.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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