JAMAICA, Kingston (20 January 2016) – – The International Seabed Authority is calling for nominations by member States, of candidates for election to its Legal and Technical Commission and Finance Committee.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a statement of qualification or curriculum vitae setting out the candidate’s qualifications and expertise in fields relevant to the work of both organs and must be received no later than 11 April 2016.

The Secretariat will circulate a list of the persons nominated with details of the nominations to all members of the Authority no later than 11 May 2016.

In the case of candidates to the Legal and Technical Commission, the procedures for nomination has been established in 2007 (ISBA/13/C/6).

With respect to nominations to the Finance Committee, due account shall be taken of the need for equitable geographical distribution and the representation of special interests.

The terms of office for new members of both bodies is five years and become effective 31 December 2016. 

Note Verbale [sent to member States 8 January 2016]