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Deliver proposal of Chilean National Ocean Policy.
by Chile (Government)
At present, Chile does not have an Ocean Policy. In this regard there is not an effective coordination within all the actions that take place in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of our ocean.

This year, Chile created the Council of Ministers for the Development of Ocean Policy, it is composed of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Environment. The main objective of this council is to propose to the President of the Republic the National Oceanic Policy, containing the set of orientations, scope, priorities, interests and institutions in Oceanic matters.

The strengthening and modernization of our institutions in oceanic matters requires a global vision, but with a national and regional emphasis. Concrete progress needs to be made in an explicit definition of an institutional framework that will develop and implement a comprehensive ocean policy, including relevant sectors of public administration, the private sector and civil society, in achieving environmental protection objectives, the conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources, among the most relevant aspects.
Progress reports
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
August 2017
Process of citizen participation
June 2017
Workshop on Ocean Policy
November 2017
Presentation of the proposal to the President of the Republic
In-kind contribution
Hours of use of meeting room and presentation of our institution
Staff / Technical expertise
Man hours for technical support
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 April - 2018 March
Partners
- Public sector (Ministries, Public Services, Public Entities, Army) - Civil Society - Private sector - Academy
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Isauro Torres, Ambassador, Director of Environment and Ocean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, itorres@minrel.gob.cl, +56228274200
Santiago, Chile
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