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Permanent Representative of Chile Presents Credentials to the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 October 2018) - - His Excellency Mr. Francisco Javier Bernales, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of Chile to the International Seabed Authority. Ambassador Bernales is also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Chile to Jamaica. A career diplomat with over twenty years...

Permanent Representative of Germany Presents Credentials to the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (2 October 2018) - - His Excellency Dr. Bernd von Münchow – Pohl, today presented his Credentials to Secretary-General Michael Lodge as the Permanent Representative of Germany to the International Seabed Authority. Prior to being posted to Jamaica, he was Ambassador of Germany to Niger. Ambassador Dr von Münchow – Pohl has been a member of the...

Secretary-General Michael Lodge Makes Deep Sea Mining Presentation at Hamburg Business Club
JAMAICA, Kingston ( 28 September 2018) - -  “Over the next few years, I believe there will be significant opportunities for public and private industrial cooperation in many diverse fields, including exploration geology, environmental management, subsea technology, project development and financing.” Speaking to the Hamburg Business Club about new developments in deep...

The International Seabed Authority at the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction
JAMAICA, Kingston (5 September 2018) - - In his statement at the BBNJ Conference currently being held at the UN headquarters in New York, and on behalf of the Secretary-General of  the International Seabed Authority,  the Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel, Mr Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera  indicated that the International Seabed Authority - as one of...

Interests of Developing States at the Forefront of the Activities of the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (4 September 2018) - - “The Law of the Sea Convention not only guarantees the right of all States, rich and poor, to access the mineral resources of the deep seabed, but also assures equality of access to developing States, including the land-locked and geographically disadvantaged States, and small island developing States.” Speaking at a side event on...

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