The Information Note and the Provisional Schedule of Meetings for the International Seabed Authority’s 19th Session is now available online.

The Information Note is prepared to facilitate the work of the Authority at its forthcoming session from 8-26 July 2013. 

In accordance with the revised pattern of meetings agreed by the Assembly at the eighteenth session, the first week of meetings, from 8 to 12 July, will be devoted to meetings of the Legal and Technical Commission and the Finance Committee.  This will ensure that all recommendations of these subsidiary bodies are ready for consideration by the Council during the following week. 

The Assembly will formally convene on the first day of the main part of the session (15 July 2013), followed by the Council.  The Assembly will continue its work when the work of the Council has been completed.

Official documents for the 19th Session are also available online.