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Message from Secretary-General Michael W. Lodge on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
PRESS RELEASE | 11 February 2019 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In recent decades, the international community has made great strides in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet many challenges remain. According to UNESCO, women today account for only 38 per cent of the world’...

Pacific Small Island Developing States Capacity Building Workshop on Deep Seabed Mining
MEDIA ADVISORY | 7 February 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will hold a regional training and capacity building workshop for Pacific Small Island Developing States (P-SIDS) on deep seabed mining in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga, from 12 to 14 February 2019.  The workshop is being held as part...

Annual high-level International Seabed Authority session to examine draft regulatory mechanism for commercial deep seabed mining
MEDIA ADVISORY  | 30 January 2019 The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will open on the 25 February 2019 for the first part of its 25th annual session in Kingston, Jamaica, with Member States set to continue their discussions around the draft exploitation regulations for commercial deep seabed mining, which will include proposals for the payment...

MIT comparative study of economic models for polymetallic nodule mining now available online
ANNOUNCEMENT | 29 January 2019 The comparative study of economic models requested by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Council is now available on the ISA website: http://bit.ly/isa-wg    Prepared by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the study, which compares four economic models, will be reviewed at the first meeting of the open-ended...

WMU-ISA partnership strengthens marine science to advance Sustainable Development Goals
The World Maritime University (WMU) and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation with a view, among other things, to advance achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14. The focus is on improving education and capacity-building initiatives in marine science. In signing the MoU, Mr....

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