News & Announcements

UN-OHRLLS and ISA Highlight Capacity Building Initiatives for Women in Marine Scientific Research
JAMAICA, Kingston (23 March 2018) - - The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) co-hosted a side event yesterday, 22 March 2018, on the margins of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The side...

Michelle Walker of Jamaica Elected Chair of ISA Legal & Technical Commission
JAMAICA, Kingston (19 March 2018) - -  On Monday 12 March 2018,  Ms. Michelle Walker of Jamaica was elected as Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission. She succeeds Mr. Christian Reichert of Germany.  Ms. Walker is currently Head of the Legal Unit of the Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and has been a member of the...

ISA Draft Strategic Plan Open for Submissions
JAMAICA, Kingston (13 March 2018) - - The International Seabed Authority Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 is now available for written comments by members of the Authority and all stakeholders. The Strategic Plan (English | French) is the Authority’s highest-level management roadmap that will guide its direction for the next five years and follows the request made by...

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan
JAMAICA, Kingston (1 March 2018) - -  On Monday 26 February 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority presented its Draft Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023 on the organisation’s website, in English and French, the two working languages of the Authority.   The Plan is the Authority’s highest-level document that will guide its...

ISA Secretary-General Highlights the Process of Regulatory Development as well as the Need to Establish Additional Regional Environmental Management Plans
JAMAICA, Kingston (18 February 2018) - - Fifty years ago, the international community took a decision to set aside the resources of the seabed beyond national jurisdiction as the common heritage of mankind and to place its administration in the hands of an international organization to be created for that specific purpose. Speaking at the Workshop on the draft regulations...

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