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On 10 December 2022, the international community celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

UNCLOS40 provided a timely opportunity to celebrate the particular contribution of women to the progressive development of the law of the sea as reflected in UNCLOS and related instruments. This podcast series aims at shining a light on the important contribution of women to the law of the sea, the participation of women in the institutions created by UNCLOS and related regional and sub-regional organizations and the pathways to enhancing the potential for women to contribute to the law of the sea in the future.

It provides an opportunity to hear from women legal experts, but also women economists, scientists, experts in geopolitics and industry representatives working in the field of the law of the sea, from all regions and from diverse backgrounds.

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Interviews with the Secretary-General

BBC Business Matters

ISA Secretary-General Michael W. Lodge contributes to BBC Business Matters episode on the UN Secretary-General climate change warning.

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Made up of 167 Member States and the European Union, ISA is mandated under UNCLOS to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area (the Area) for the benefit of humankind as a whole. In so doing, ISA has the duty to ensure the effective protection of the marine environment from harmful effects that may arise from deep-seabed related activities. The Area is the seabed and ocean floor and the subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The international seabed area represents around 54 per cent of the total area of the world’s oceans.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of UNCLOS, delegates talks about the achievements of the Convention and challenges it may face.

ADSR National Experts talk about their experience as ISA trainees.

ISA at 25. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of ISA, delegates and stakeholders talk about ISA’s mandate and achievements.

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ISA 27th Session - Part II - Day 10
UNOC 2022 Stewardship Side Event
ISA 27th Session - Part I - Day 9


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