At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002, States agreed to “establish by 2004 a regular process under the United Nations for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio- economic aspects, both current and foreseeable, building on existing regional assessments” (the “Regular Process”). For a more detailed description of the background of the regular process
In March 2011, the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission of the South Pacific (CPPS) received a request from its countries (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) to coordinate the participation of the Southeast Pacific region in the Regular Process. The first activity will be held in the framework of this process, the workshop will be held at Santiago de Chile, in the month of September 2012.
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