MEDIA ADVISORY | 23 July 2019
A special Session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which includes all 168 Members of ISA, will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on 25 July to commemorate ISA’s 25th anniversary.
The second edition of the Secretary General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research will be held in the morning, followed by a high-level panel on capacity building co-chaired by H.E. Baron Waqa, President of Nauru.
In the afternoon, H.E. the Most Honourable Mr. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica and ISA Secretary-General Mr. Michael W. Lodge will deliver opening addresses at the ceremony of the Assembly to be led by the President of the Assembly, H.E. Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Jamaica.
What: Special 25th Session anniversary commemorative session of the ISA Assembly
When: 9:40 – 18:00, 25 July 2019
Where: Jamaica Conference Centre, 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston, Jamaica
Who: H.E. the Most Honourable Mr. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica
H.E. Mr. Baron Waqa, President of Nauru
H.E. Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica
Mr. Michael W. Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
9:40-10:00 Ceremonial opening by the Jamaican Combined Cadets Force
10:00-10:50 ISA Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research
11:00-12:30 High-Level Panel on Capacity-Building: Strengthening capacity-building opportunities and initiatives for developing States
13:10-14:10 Launch of the ISA Deep Data Database
15:30-18:00 Special Commemorative Session of the ISA 25th Anniversary
19:00 Gala Ceremony
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