Special 25th anniversary commemorative session of the International Seabed Authority Assembly

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

Media Highlights

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

Media Accreditation

For registration, please send: First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email; Mobile; News outlet, and latest electronic copy of a passport-sized photo to news@isa.org.jm  

Interview Requests

For individual interview requests with the ISA Secretary-General please contact the Communications Unit at kelles@isa.org.jm