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ISA celebrates milestone anniversary with Heads of State and Government at 25th session of the Assembly
PRESS RELEASE | 30 July 2019 Heads of States and Government, ministers, former Secretary-Generals, United Nations officials and observers who attended the Special Commemorative Session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston on 25 July 2019 commended ISA on its efforts towards advancing the sustainable development of mineral resources for the...

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...

Member States highlight key role of ISA as custodian of the common heritage of mankind at opening of Assembly 25th Session
PRESS RELEASE |  22 JULY 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) Assembly opened its historic 25th Session in Kingston, Jamaica today, with High-level representatives from 72 countries commemorating ISA on its efforts towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and reflecting on ISA’s unique role as custodian of the common heritage of mankind...

ISA’s Gallery receives black smoker chimney ahead of official opening on 25 July
PRESS RELEASE | 17 July 2019 Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) together with Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC) of Portugal have donated a black smoker chimney to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica, ahead of ISA’s 25th Anniversary commemorative ceremony on 25 July 2019.  Speaking on behalf of...

ISA Council opens with focus on draft regulations to support sustainable exploitation of deep-seabed marine mineral resources
PRESS RELEASE | 16 July 2019 Part II of the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Council opened in Kingston, Jamaica this week with a key focus on the development of the draft exploitation regulations for minerals in the international seabed area, along with other regulatory matters. Representatives from Member States and Observers are gathered...

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