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PRESS RELEASE

On 13 July 2022, the Finance Committee of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened its meetings under the second part of the 27th session of ISA. The Finance Committee will be meeting in person for three days until 15 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Committee formally adopted its agenda (ISBA/27/FC/L.1) and re-elected Mr. Andrzej Przybycin (Poland) as Chair and Mr. Kenneth Wong (Canada) as Vice-Chair of the Committee for the 27th session.

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PRESS RELEASE

On 13 July 2022, the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) hosted the second ceremony to present end-of-training certificates to nationals from developing States who benefitted from opportunities provided by exploration Contractors of ISA under the Contractors’ Training Programme in 2021 and 2022.

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PRESS RELEASE

Ambassador Chen Daojiang presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to ISA during a special ceremony held on 7 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

H.E. Mr. Chen Daojiang is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica. He holds a PhD in Economics from the School of Economics of Zhejiang University.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services in Risk Management, particularly aimed toward work process review and improvements to assist ISA in fulfilling its mandate under the United Nations of the Law of the Sea and in line with ISA’s strategic framework. The successful bidder will review the current work processes and suggest improvements to optimize the ISA’s workflows, interdepartmental communication, and general process management.

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PRESS RELEASE

The Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened the meetings of the second part of its 27th session, which is taking place in Kingston, Jamaica from 4 to 15 July 2022.

Mr. Harald Brekke (Norway) and Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa) are respectively acting as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Part II of 27th session of the LTC following their re-election during the first part of the 27th session in March 2022.

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On 29 June 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) convened a high-level side event in partnership with France, Canada, the Cook Islands, Senegal, Singapore, Norway, Tonga, and India. The event, held on the margins of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, highlighted the role of strategic partnerships and multilateralism in ensuring the sustainable management of the deep seabed and its resources and how this contributes towards achieving the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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On 29 June 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Cook Islands, Malta, Norway, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Tonga, the African Union, the Pacific Community and IORA hosted a high-level side event on the margins of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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On 28 June 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, underscored the importance of strategic partnerships towards transformative actions in support of women empowerment and leadership in marine scientific research, especially in technical and emerging fields of ocean science and engineering such as deep-sea research.  

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On 27 June 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, announced that ISA was joining the call to action for investment in ocean science launched by the Ocean Decade Alliance.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking an individual contractor with requisite experience in management of scientific projects with national or international organization or related fields to carry out the activities identified in line with the Terms of Reference.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking an individual consultant with requisite experience in environmental management to carry out the related tasks identified in the Terms of Reference.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are now open for three (3) on-land training opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Government of the Republic of Poland in accordance with its obligations under its contract for polymetallic sulphides (PMS) with ISA.

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Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to ISA during a special ceremony held on 14 June 2022 in New York, United States.

Ambassador Manalo has been the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations since 2020. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the Philippines in Manila.

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PRESS RELEASE

On 13 June 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, presented the status of the work of ISA to the 32nd Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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ANNOUNCEMENT

On 6 June 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of two (2) candidates for at-sea onboard training opportunities provided by the Government of the Republic of Poland in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

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