MissionObjectives To secure for the people of the States Parts of CPPS food supplies and provide the means of developing their economy through the sustainable exploitation of marine resources. Functions The functions of the Commission are, inter alia:
CPPS area of competence - High seas, National waters
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In 2000, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of States Parts of CPPS reaffirmed the right of the States to take the appropriated measures to explore, exploit and manage living resources existing in their 200 miles zones, according to the instruments and practices globally accepted, with special reference to the United Nations Law of the Sea. Additionally, States reiterated their legitimate interest in the conservation and optimum utilization of the marine resources beyond their 200 miles zones, when these resources are part of the same populations of species existing in their 200 miles zones, or populations of species associated with them. Legal framework Established by the Convention on the Organization of the Permanent Commission of the Conference on the Use and Conservation of the Marine Resources of the South Pacific, signed by Chile, Ecuador and Peru at the First Conference on the Use and Conservation of the Marine Resources of the South Pacific, held in Santiago, Chile, on 18 August 1952. Colombia joined the CPPS on 9 August, 1979.
The legal framework of CPPS include also fifteen Agreements and Protocols on fishing management and research as well as one Declaration of the Presidents of the States Parts of CPPS and seven Ministerial Declarations. CPPS is also the Executive Secretariat of the Plan of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific (Lima Convention, 1981).
LanguagesSpanish. Organizations involved StructurePrincipal Body The General Secretariat is the coordinating, promoting and executing organ of the CPPS, in compliance with the mandates set forth by the Meetings of Foreign Affairs Ministers and Assemblies. Subsidiary committee The Under-Secretariat coordinates legal matters and promotes the nature of the CPPS as a regional maritime organization. Scientific Directorate The Scientific Directorate coordinates and fosters the development of scientific and technological activities, Programs and Projects concerning marine related matters of common interest to the Member States of the CPPS. Economic Directorate The Economic Directorate is responsible for supporting and providing advisory assistance to the General Secretariat.
Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur
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