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2015

JAMAICA, Kingston (21 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority yesterday afternoon began consideration of a document produced by the Legal and Technical Commission on Developing a Regulatory Framework for Deep Sea Mineral Exploitation in the Area.  

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JAMAICA, Kingston (18 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority took note of the report of the Chairman of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and resumed debate on  procedures and criteria for extensions of contracts due to expire in 2016 and 2017 which are covered in the report.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (17 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority meeting in Kingston yesterday elected its four vice-presidents for the twenty-first session.

The vice presidents are: Brazil, for the Latin American and Caribbean Group; Germany for the Western European and Others Group; Nigeria for the African Group and Poland for the Eastern European Group.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (16 July 2015) - - Procedures and criteria for extending contracts for exploration for marine minerals in the seabed Area due to expire soon, were highlighted in the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on the third day of its Twenty-First session in Kingston (15 July).

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JAMAICA, Kingston (15 July 2015) - - The International Seabed Authority began its twenty-first annual session in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday, 14 July, with its two major organs – the supreme body, the Assembly, and the decision-making Council – electing their presidents and adopting their indicative work programme for the next ten days.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (14 July 2015)  - - In his statement as the newly elected President of the Council at the 21st Session of the ISA, Ambassador Peter Thomson of Fiji, has called for Council to take note of the Post 2015-United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda blueprint.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (3 July 2015) - - On Thursday,  2 July 2015 ,  Mr. Lim Jong Seon, Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Seabed Authority.

Mr. Lim entered the diplomatic service in 1988 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Some of his overseas postings include assignments in Guatemala,  Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.  

JAMAICA, Kingston (2 July 2015)  - - On 30 June 2015, His Excellency, Mr. Jean-Michel Despax presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of France to the International Seabed Authority.
 
Ambassador Despax is a trained engineer who joined the diplomatic service in his early thirties after completion of his studies at the French National School of Public Administration. 

JAMAICA, Kingston (29 June 2015)  - - His Excellency, Mr. Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the Authority on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 as the new Permanent Representative of Brazil.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (24 June 2015)  - - As part of on-going stakeholder consultation, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), in partnership with the Centre for International  Law (CIL)  of the National  University  of Singapore,  held  a  workshop  on  mineral exploitation in the Area in Singapore on 16-17 June 2015. 

JAMAICA, Kingston (12 June 2015)  As part of its training proposal and in line with its contract with the International Seabed Authority for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR) is offering training opportunities in its 2015-2016 at-sea exploration training programme for six trainees from developing States. 

JAMAICA, Kingston (28 May 2015) - - On Wednesday, 27 May 2015, Her Excellency, Cecilia Jaber presented her credentials to the Secretary-General, as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Seabed Authority.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (22 May 2015) - -The International Seabed Authority is inviting Member States, Permanent Missions and Observers to the United Nations to an Open Briefing on Friday 29 May 2015.

The Open Briefing will be held in Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York from 1:15 - 3:15pm.

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JAMAICA, Kingston (21 May 2015) - - On Wednesday, 20 May 2015, His Excellency, Mr. Masanori Nakano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Jamaica, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General, as the Permanent Representative of Japan to the Authority.

Ambassador Nakano began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs serving  in various divisions, and on several bureaus in the Ministry.  In September 2008 he was appointed Director, Foreign Affairs Division, International Affairs Department, House of Representatives. 

JAMAICA, Kingston (20 May 2015) - - His Excellency, Mr. Dwight Gardiner, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General on 18 May 2015 as the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the International Seabed Authority.

Ambassador Gardiner is an Attorney at Law, a Notary Public, a captain in the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (Reserve) and a Commissioner of the Port Authority.