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Head Of EU Delegations Presents Credentials To Secretary-General
Ambassador Paola Amadei, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, presented her credentials as the Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority to the Secretary-General on 8 February 2012. Ambassador Amadei is also Head of the EU Delegation to Belize, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, with responsibility also for the Cayman Islands and the...

Ambassador Of Mexico Presents Credentials To The Secretary-General
H.E. Gerardo Lozano Arredondo presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 2 February 2012. Ambassador Arredondo has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the Mexican diplomatic service.  Prior to taking up his current position in Jamaica, he was Ambassador of Mexico to St. Lucia. He has served, among others, as...

Tonga Becomes Second Developing State To Sign Contract With ISA
The International Seabed Authority and Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) today signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in an area covering 74,153 km2 in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. This marine area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction is one of a number of reserved areas earmarked for developing countries such as...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses UNGA 66th Session
Two applications sponsored by China and the Russian Federation were the first to have been made under the Authority's regulations on polymetallic sulphides that was adopted in 2010. Speaking at the Oceans and the Law of the Sea Agenda Item 76(a) at the UN General Assembly's 66th Session, Secretary-General Odunton told the Assembly that following the approval by the...

International Seabed Authority Enters New Stage In The Development Of Marine Minerals
29 NOVEMBER 2011, NADI, FIJI -- Speaking at the opening of the Workshop on Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Minerals, Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority told participants that ISA has taken steps to augment the international community's knowledge base in order to facilitate adequate...

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