Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
Nairobi, Kenya 26-28 November 2018

(23 November 2018)
How can the sustainable development of deep seabed minerals contribute to the Blue Economy and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda? What can be done to ensure the protection and preservation of the marine environment as well as equitable sharing of financial and economic benefits derived from activities in the international seabed area?

These are some of the key questions that the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will address at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya from 26 to 28 November.

ISA will also hold a side-event in collaboration with the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on the joint Voluntary Commitment to promote the ‘Sustainable Development of Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources in Support of Africa’s Blue Economy’ on 26 November (#OceanAction16374).

Media briefing: ISA Secretary-General Mr. Michael Lodge will brief the press in the media room (Shimba),
1st floor on Tuesday 27 November from 12:15-12:45pm.

Media Highlights

TIME/DATE                EVENT VENUE
26 NOV   
Side Event: Promoting the Sustainable Development of Africa’s Lenana
27 NOV
Plenary Keynote: Sustainable Energy and Mineral Resources and Innovative Industries TBC
11:00-12:00 Business Forum: Towards the development of a responsible deep-seabed mining industry as a means to support to the Blue Economy and the delivery of the 2030 Agenda Amphitheatre

The International Seabed Authority is an intergovernmental body based in Kingston, Jamaica. Made up of 167 member States, and the European Union, the Authority is mandated under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.

Interview Requests:
For individual interview requests please contact:
Katie  Elles, Communications specialist, International Seabed Authority, M: +1   876   835   3801 /  E:

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