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Workshop: Development of Standards and Guidelines for the Mining Code Pretoria, South Africa 13-17 May 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT | 18 April 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will hold a workshop on the ‘Development of Standards and Guidelines for the mining code’ in partnership with the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom at the OR Tambo Conference Centre in Pretoria from 13 to 17 May 2019. Held over five days, the first part of the workshop...

Proposal of draft exploitation regulations released by ISA Legal and Technical Commission
PRESS RELEASE  |  28 March 2019 Today marks a major step forward towards the delivery of a comprehensive legal regime for deep-seabed mining beyond national jurisdiction with the release of draft regulations on exploitation of the mineral resources in the international seabed area by the Legal and Technical Commission, a 30-member expert advisory body of the...

High-level BBNJ side-event highlights ISA’s commitment to protecting the marine environment over the last 25 years
PRESS RELEASE |  27 March 2019  UN Permanent Representatives, senior officials as well as many legal and scientific experts attending the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Conference for the conservation and sustainable development of marine diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) in New York this week attended a side-event on Tuesday 26...

IISD Summary of the Twenty-fifth Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (First Part): 25 February – 1 March 2019
IISD PRESS RELEASE |  4 March 2019  The first part of the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) began with the Council meeting, held from 25 February - 1 March 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica. It will be followed by a meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) from 4-15 March 2019. The Council addressed the draft exploitation...

1st Part of the 25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Highlights for Thursday, 28 February 2019
(IISD) PRESS RELEASE | 1 March 2019  On Thursday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) focused on issues related to the Enterprise, an organ foreseen in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as ISA’s own mining arm. Delegates discussed the operationalization of the Enterprise, a joint venture proposal with the Government of...

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