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Sensitization Seminar On The Work Of The ISA And On The Marine Mineral Resources Of The South And Equatorial Atlantic Ocean
A sensitization seminar on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the work of the Authority and on marine mineral resources of the South and Equatorial Atlantic Ocean, will be convened by the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the International Seabed Authority from 26 to 28 November 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition...

Assembly Elects Nii Allotey Odunton Of Ghana As Secretary-General Of The Seabed Authority
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority, meeting at Kingston, this morning elected by acclamation Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as Secretary-General of the Authority for a four-year term from 1 January 2009. The decision, in accordance with article 160, paragraph 2 (b), of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982...

Seabed Council Supports Candidacy Of Nii Allotey Odunton For Next Secretary-General
The Council of the International Seabed Authority International adopted a decision proposing Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as the sole candidate for election as Secretary-General of the Authority. The Council’s recommendation now goes to the Authority’s Assembly which is expected to vote sometime next week. Mr. Odunton, currently Deputy to the Secretary-General, will...

Seabed Authority To Elect New Secretary-General And Half Of Its Policy-Making Council At 14th Session
The International Seabed Authority will elect a new Secretary-General and half of its Executive Council and also continue work on a regulatory regime for sulphides and cobalt-rich crusts at its fourteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica, from 26 May to 6 June 2008. The Authority will also adopt the budget for the biennium 2009-2010 as well as a scale of assessment for...

Endowment Fund Makes For Strange Seabed-Fellows
Environmental, commercial mining and scientific interests in deep-sea areas may seem to be at odds, but the International Seabed Authority’s Endowment Fund shows the alliance as a successful model for sustainable use of ocean resources. “Technological advancements and the rising price of minerals have created favourable economic conditions for seabed mining,” said Mr. Satya...

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