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18th Session Official Documents

Session documents and Decisions are available in the 6 official languages as per the following symbols: Arabic (AR), Chinese (CH), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR) and Russian (RU).

  ASSEMBLY 
 ISBA/18/A/Inf.1Request for observer status in accordance with rule 82, paragraph 1 (e), of the rules of procedure of the Assembly on behalf of InterRidge. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/A/Inf.2Request for observer status in accordance with rule 82, paragraph 1 (e), of the rules of procedure of the Assembly on behalf of Conservation International .
Note by the secretariat
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/A/CRP.1Election to fill vacancies in the Council for the period 2013 to 2016 in accordance with Article 161, Paragraph 3 of the Convention. Note by the Secretariat

EN

ISBA/18/A/CRP.2Indicative list of States members of the International Seabed Authotrity which would fulfil the criteria for membership in the various groups of States in the Council in accordance with Paragraph 15 of Section 3 of the Annex to the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982. Prepared by the Secretariat

EN

ISBA/18/A/L.1
Rev 1*
Provisional agenda of the AssemblyAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/A/1Agenda of the Assembly

AR CH EN
ES  FR RU

ISBA/18/A/2Report of the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority under article 166, paragraph 4, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

AR CH EN
ES FR RU

ISBA/18/A/3 -
ISBA/18/C/7
Proposed Budget for the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2013-2014 AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/A/4 -
ISBA/18/C/12
Report of the Finance Committee

AR CH EN
ES FR RU

ISBA/18/A/5Election to fill one vacancy on the Finance Committee in accordance with section 9 of the annex to the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Note by the Secretary-General AR CH EN
ES FR  RU
ISBA/18/A/6*Decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority concerning the appointment of the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority

AR CH EN
ES FR  RU

ISBA/18/A/7
Decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority relating to the budget of the Authority for the financial period 2013-2014AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/A/8
Credentials of representatives to the eighteenth session of the Assembly of the International Seabed AuthorityAR CH EN
ES FR  RU
ISBA/18/A/9
Decision of the Assembly relating to the credentials of representatives to the eighteenth session of the International Seabed Authority
AR CH EN
ES FR  RU 
ISBA/18/A/10Decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority relating to the election to fill the vacancies on the Council of the Authority in accordance with article 161, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea  AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/A/11Decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority relating to the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crusts in the AreaAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/A/12Statement by the President on the work of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority at its eighteenth sessionAR CH EN
ES FR RU
  COUNCIL 
 ISBA/18/C/WP.1

Draft regulations on prospecting and exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Area*. Preamble

AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/C/L.1Provisional agenda of the CouncilAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/C/L.3Draft regulations on prospecting and exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Area AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/C/1Agenda of the CouncilAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/2Election to fill a vacancy on the Legal and Technical Commission in accordance with part XI, section 4, subsection C, article 163, paragraph 7, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the SeaAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/3Status of fees paid for processing of applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and related matters. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/C/4Workplan for the formulation of regulations for the exploitation of polymetallic nodules in the Area. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/5Procedure for consideration of applications for plans of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/6Procedure for the consideration of applications for plans of work for the exploration for polymetallic nodules. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/8Laws, regulations and administrative measures adopted by sponsoring States and other members of the International Seabed Authority with respect to the activities in the Area. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/8
Add.1
Laws, regulations and administrative measures adopted by sponsoring States and other members of the International Seabed Authority with respect to the activities in the Area. Report of the Secretary-General. Addendum AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/9 Periodic review of the implementation of the plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/10Status of the draft collective arrangement between competent authorities on the management of selected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction in the North-East Atlantic. Note by the secretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/11Status of the environmental management plan for the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/12 -ISBA/18/A/4Report of the Finance Committee

AR CH EN
ES FR RU

 ISBA/18/C/13*Decision of the Council relating to the budget of the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2013-2014AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/14

Decision of the Council relating International Seabed Aurthority concerning the candidate for the election of the Secretary-General

AR CH EN
ES FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/15Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for the approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides by the Government of the Republic of KoreaAR CH EN
ES FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/16Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides by the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la merAR CH EN
ES FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/17Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for the approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules by UK Seabed Resources Ltd.AR CH EN
ES FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/18Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for the approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules by Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd.
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
 ISBA/18/C/19Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for the approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules by G TEC Sea Mineral Resources NVAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/20Summary report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission on the work of the Commission during the eighteenth session of the International Seabed AuthorityAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/21Decision of the Council relating to the summary report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical CommissionAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/22Decision of the Council relating to an environmental management plan for the Clarion-Clipperton ZoneAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/23Decision of the Council relating to the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crusts in the Area AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/24 Decision of the Council relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides by the Government of the Republic of KoreaAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/25Decision of the Council relating to a request for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules submitted by Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd.AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/26Decision of the Council relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides by the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la merAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/27Decision of the Council relating to a request for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules submitted by
UK Seabed Resources Ltd.
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/28

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to a request for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules submitted by G-TEC Sea Mineral Resources NV

AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/C/29Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the status of fees paid for processing of applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and rela ted mattersAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/C/30Statement of the President of the Council of the International Seabed Authority on the work of the Council during the eighteenth sessionAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
 LEGAL & TECHNICAL COMMISSION 
ISBA/18/LTC/L1Provisional agenda of the Legal and Technical CommissionAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/L2Application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Government of the Republic of KoreaAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/L3*Application for the approval of a plan of work for  exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the Area by the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer. Summary submitted by the applicant AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/L4Application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodulesAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/L5Application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodulesAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/L6Application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area by Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd.AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/1Agenda of the Legal and Technical CommissionAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/2 Functions, working practices and anticipated programme of work of the Legal and Technical Commission for the period from 2012 to 2016. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/3Report on informal consultations between contractors and
the Secretariat, Kingston, 9-11 January 2012. Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/4Report on the International Workshop on Environmental
Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation
of Deep Sea Minerals. Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/5Proposed amendments to the Regulations on Prospecting
and Exploration for Polymetallic Nodules in the Area. Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/6 Recommendations for the guidance of contractors for the assessment of the possible environmental impacts arising from exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the Area. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/7 Evaluation by the Legal and Technical Commission of applications for plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/7
Rev. 1
Evaluation by the Legal and Technical Commission of applications for plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules. Note by the SecretariatAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/8Evaluation by the Legal and Technical Commission of
applications for plans of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/8
Rev.1
Evaluation by the Legal and Technical Commission of
applications for plans of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/9Selection of candidates, with a view to the implementation of training programmes.
Note by the Secretariat
AR CH EN
ES FR  RU
ISBA/18/LTC/9
Add.1
Selection of candidates, with a view to the implementation of training programmes.
Note by the Secretariat. Addendum
AR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/LTC/10Periodic review of the implementation of the plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area. Report of the Secretary-General AR CH EN
ES FR RU
 FINANCE COMMITTEE 
ISBA/18/FC/L1Provisional agenda for the Finance CommitteeAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/FC/2 Rev.1Financial implications of subscribing to the statute of the International Civil Service Commission. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/FC/3Implementation of International Public Sector Accounting StandardsAR CH EN
ES  FR RU
ISBA/18/FC/4Cost-Savings and Efficiency MeasuresAR CH EN
ES FR RU
ISBA/18/FC/5Status of fees paid for processing of applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and related matters. Report of the Secretary-GeneralAR CH EN
ES FR RU