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Assembly And Council Meetings To Continue Deliberations At ISA 16th Session On Monday 3 May 2010
In its meetings on Friday, the ISA Assembly continued  deliberations on a range of issues including the need for the adoption of the draft regulations on polymetallic sulphides, the promotino of training of scientists from developing countries through the Authority's Endowment Fund and the need for more technical workshops and regional sensitization seminars. In the...

ISA Assembly Elects Vice Presidents, Begins Debate On Report Of The Secretary-General
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority yesterday elected Bangladesh (Asian Group), Uganda (African Group), Czech Republic (Eastern European Group) and Trinidad and Tobago (Group of Latin American and Caribbean States) as its Vice-Presidents for 2010. Also elected to the Credentials Committee were the representatives of Australia, China, Haiti, Namibia, Russian...

Syamal Kanti Das Of India Elected President Of ISA Council For 2010
Syamal Kanti Das of India was yesterday elected President of Council of the International Seabed Authority for 2010.  Mr Das (Biographical Note) is currently Advisor of his country's Ministry of Earth Sciences and Secretary to the Earth Science Commission of the Government of India. At its session, Council also elected four vice-presidents : Cote d'Ivoire (...

ISA Receives Voluntary Trust Fund Contribution From China
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The International Seabed Authority today announced a contribution of US$20,000 to the ISA Voluntary Trust Fund. ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, accepted the donation, which was made on behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China by His Excellency Mr. Chen Jinghua, Permanent Representative to the ISA and Ambassador to...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses 64th Session Of The UN General Assembly
KINGSTON, JAMAICA - In his first address to the General Assembly since being elected ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton spoke about matters relating to Oceans and the Law of the Sea . He said he felt extremely privileged to have been invested with the responsibility for guiding the work of the Authority over the next four years. He said the ISA Council...

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