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High-level BBNJ side-event highlights ISA’s commitment to protecting the marine environment over the last 25 years
PRESS RELEASE |  27 March 2019  UN Permanent Representatives, senior officials as well as many legal and scientific experts attending the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Conference for the conservation and sustainable development of marine diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) in New York this week attended a side-event on Tuesday 26...

IISD Summary of the Twenty-fifth Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (First Part): 25 February – 1 March 2019
IISD PRESS RELEASE |  4 March 2019  The first part of the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) began with the Council meeting, held from 25 February - 1 March 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica. It will be followed by a meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) from 4-15 March 2019. The Council addressed the draft exploitation...

1st Part of the 25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Highlights for Thursday, 28 February 2019
(IISD) PRESS RELEASE | 1 March 2019  On Thursday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) focused on issues related to the Enterprise, an organ foreseen in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as ISA’s own mining arm. Delegates discussed the operationalization of the Enterprise, a joint venture proposal with the Government of...

1st Part of the 25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Highlights for Wednesday, 27 February 2019
PRESS RELEASE | 28 February 2019  On Wednesday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) continued its deliberations, addressing cooperation with other relevant international organizations and further focusing on components of the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area, including: independent review of...

Monaco strengthens cooperation with ISA to boost deep sea marine scientific research through support to the SG’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research and the Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research
PRESS RELEASE | 27 February 2019 The Principality of Monaco announced today that it has pledged extraordinary support to the programmes and initiatives of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) that promote and encourage deep sea marine scientific research. More specifically, the € 20,000 grant announced by Monaco will be allocated to the Secretary-General’s...

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