ISA To Hold Workshop on Fostering Cooperation to Promote Sustainable Development of Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources in Abidjan

JAMAICA, Kingston (19 October 2018) - -  The International Seabed Authority, African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will co-host a workshop on Fostering cooperation to promote sustainable development of Africa’s deep seabed resources in support of Africa’s Blue Economy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from 22-25 October 2018.
 
The workshop is the first of a series of five planned for each African region and aimed at raising awareness among African decision-makers of the importance of sustainable development activities in the African continental shelf and the adjacent international seabed area.
 
The workshop will bring together experts from the international legal and scientific community, national and regional government officials, scientists, researchers and academics to discuss issues associated with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the work of the Authority on marine mineral resource development and the protection and preservation of the marine environment .
 
The series of workshops is one of seven voluntary commitments announced by the Authority in partnership with AMDC (#OceanAction16374) at the UN Ocean Conference in 2017.
 
For more details on the workshop, its provisional agenda, visit the dedicated workshop page on our website where all documents will be uploaded as they come to hand.
 
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