News & Announcements

ISA And The Government Of Jamaica Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of UNCLOS
Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable A.J. Nicholson and Secretary-General Odunton of the International Seabed Authority today launched the 30th Anniversary of the Opening for Signature of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in Kingston. In his opening remarks, the Minister said "the commemoration of...

ISA To Host Sensitization Seminar In New York
The International Seabed Authority will host a sensitization seminar on its work and current issues relating to deep seabed mining in New York on 16 February 2012. The seminar will be held in Room 3, NLB, United Nations Headquarters from 10am-6pm. The seminar is aimed at sensitizing delegates of Members of the Authority, Permanent Missions and Observers to the United...

Head Of EU Delegations Presents Credentials To Secretary-General
Ambassador Paola Amadei, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, presented her credentials as the Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority to the Secretary-General on 8 February 2012. Ambassador Amadei is also Head of the EU Delegation to Belize, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, with responsibility also for the Cayman Islands and the...

Ambassador Of Mexico Presents Credentials To The Secretary-General
H.E. Gerardo Lozano Arredondo presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 2 February 2012. Ambassador Arredondo has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the Mexican diplomatic service.  Prior to taking up his current position in Jamaica, he was Ambassador of Mexico to St. Lucia. He has served, among others, as...

Tonga Becomes Second Developing State To Sign Contract With ISA
The International Seabed Authority and Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) today signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in an area covering 74,153 km2 in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. This marine area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction is one of a number of reserved areas earmarked for developing countries such as...

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