Chile, September 13th: ABMTs and MPAs – Informal Working Group

Align with G77+China. Additionally: 4.4. Responsibility of State Parties - in order to be certain in reference to ABMTs, including MPAs, needs to be accountability. Include a periodic review mechanism and reporting to improve enforcement. To help foster effectiveness of ABMTS and identify progress made. Make our tools more robust. Follow up measures decided as part of ILBI, important to create a Scientific Committee - it would issue recommendations and observations to reach the goals set in the ILBI.

Like Mexico, we agree there should be an ABMT process that comprises consultation, evaluation and recommendation processes to ensure effective compliance of ABMTS and monitoring.

UNTV link to Statement from Chile, September 13th