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Member States and Observers to convene at ISA for special 25th anniversary high-level session
MEDIA ADVISORY | 3 July 2019 The 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Part II opens on 15 July with the ISA Council in Kingston, Jamaica, where Member States and Observers are set to commemorate ISA’s 25th Anniversary and continue their discussions around the draft exploitation regulations for commercial deep seabed mining in the international deep...

ISA Gallery receives landmark contribution of deep sea-exploration exhibition models from China
PRESS RELEASE | 27 June 2019 China this week presented the International Seabed Authority (ISA) with several pieces including models of research vessels and submersibles, for the Gallery established within the Secretariat of the Organization to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its existence. Ambassador Tian Qi, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China...

UN Global Compact meeting on Oceans outlines rising demand for responsibly sourced deep-seabed minerals and related opportunities in delivering on the Global Goals
PRESS RELEASE | 12 June 2019 Deep seabed mining has the potential to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by increasing scientific knowledge of the deep ocean whilst at the same time providing opportunities for economic growth on the basis of fairness and equity , highlighted Mr. Michael W. Lodge, Secretary-General of the...

Jamaica celebrates World Oceans Day at the International Seabed Authority Open Day
PRESS RELEASE | 8 June 2019 The 2019 edition of World Oceans Day 2019 (WOD) was launched in Kingston, Jamaica, on 7 June with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Open Day, held in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) of Jamaica and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). Almost 200 participants, including Permanent...

Promoting strengthened cooperation to support the sustainable development of African deep-seabed resources and Africa's Blue Economy
PRESS RELEASE: 19 May 2019 High-level representatives from African States, international organizations and experts on law of the sea, policy, mining, environment protection and geology convened at a regional workshop from 16 to 18 May, organized in Pretoria by the International Seabed Authority (ISA), in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa and...

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