News & Announcements

Ambassador Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar of Panama Presents Credentials to the Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (7 August 2015) - - On 5 August 2015 His Excellency, Mr. Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar presented his credentials to Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the Authority, as the new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Authority.   Ambassador Sandoval Cajar is an agronomist by profession and commenced his career as an Evaluator of...

Seabed Authority Concludes Twenty-First Session
JAMAICA, Kingston (27 July 2015) - - The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority at its final meeting of the 21st Session in Kingston, on Friday 24 July, approved the recommendations of its Finance Committee relating to financial and budgetary matters and decided to undertake the first review of the operations of the international regime of the Area as provided for...

Seabed Council Agrees on Criteria for Approved Contract Extension
JAMAICA, Kingston (24 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority meeting in Kingston yesterday, adopted the procedures and criteria for extension of an approved plan of work for exploration and took note of the draft framework for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area. Council members were able to resolve their differences over the content of a...

ISA Assembly Concludes Debate on Secretary-General's Report; Council Discusses LTC Election, Contract Extensions
JAMAICA, Kingston (23 July 2015) - -The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority, meeting in Kingston yesterday, concluded a two-day debate on the report of the Secretary-General on the Authority’s work over the past year, hearing a record 35 interventions from member states and 11 by observers. (SB-21-13) The Secretary-General thanked the speakers for their comments...

Secretary-General Presents Annual Report to ISA Assembly
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 July 2015) - - ISA Secretary-General Nii A Odunton today presented his annual report (ISBA/21/A/2) on the work of the Authority for the period 2014-2015  at the Assembly's 151st meeting in Kingston. Secretary-General Odunton thanked the host country Jamaica, for the on-going support it continued to extend to the Authority to carry out its...

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