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The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will open the first part of its 26th session on 17th February 2020 in Kingston, Jamaica. It is expected that Member States will continue their discussions on the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area, including on the financial terms of contracts.

The 37 members of the ISA Council will also review, amongst other areas, the status of exploration contracts, the implementation of the decisions adopted by the Council at its 25th Session, particularly in relation to the work of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), and issues relating to the forthcoming election, in 2021, of LTC members.

The first part of the ISA Council will be preceded by the 3rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the financial model from 13 to 14 February, and will be followed by the meeting of the LTC from 24 February to 6 March.

The second part of the 26th Session of the ISA Council will be held in July 2020.
For more information visit: 26th Session 2020

What :  26th Session of the International Seabed Authority (Part I)

When :  17 to 21 February 2020

Where : Jamaica Conference Centre, 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston.

Who :   Representatives from Member States and, observers to the Authority, which include some international organizations and civil society organizations.

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation to cover ISA annual sessions and meetings is strictly reserved for members of the press. Media badges will not be issued to journalists whose application does not conform to the established procedure. For more information or to apply for accreditation visit: www.isa.org.jm/media-accreditation  www.isa.org.jm/media-accreditation/how-apply

Interview Request

For individual interview requests with the ISA Secretary-General, please contact Ms. Katie Elles, ISA Communications Specialist: kelles@isa.org.jm .  For more information visit our website www.isa.org.jm or follow us on Twitter @ISBAHQ