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International Seabed Authority Opens Twenty-Second Annual Session in Kingston
JAMAICA Kingston (12 July 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority began its twenty-second annual session in Kingston, Jamaica, today with a crowded agenda, including elections to its executive Council, two subsidiary organs and of a Secretary-General to steer its activities for the next four years. The Authority’s supreme organ, the Assembly, and the Council...

International Seabed Authority 22nd Session (Background Press Release)
JAMAICA, Kingston (4 July 2016) - - Extensions of the first set of exploration contracts, new applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and the development of draft regulations for exploitation of polymetallic nodules in the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction (the Area) are among priority issues to be debated as the twenty-second...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses 26th Meeting of States Parties to UNCLOS
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 June 2016) - - On 20 June 2016, Secretary-General Nii Odunton addressed the 26th meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York. In his statement, he referred to the Legal and Technical Commission's focus on priority items on its agenda at the Authority's upcoming 22nd Session in July, which...

Ambassador of the Russian Federation presents credentials to the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (8 June 2016) - - On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, Ambassador Vladimir Vinokurov  presented his credentials to Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton of the Authority as the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Authority. Joining the diplomatic service in 1981, Ambassador Vinokurov has travelled widely on diplomatic...

International Seabed Authority Reporting Standard Highlighted in AMC Seafloor Mineral Resources Article
JAMAICA, Kingston (1 June 2016) - - With a third of the world's seafloor area covered by the Economic Exclusive Zone and areas of the Continental Shelf, reporting requirements for mineral resources and mineral reserves are set by laws of nations within which the exploration companies operate. In an AMC Consultants newsletter article, (as quoted by Mining Journal Online...

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