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Open-ended Informal Working Group advances discussions on financial model for mineral exploitation in the international seabed area
PRESS RELEASE | 22 February 2019 Representatives from Member States, civil society organizations and contractors, gathered at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, this week, for an open ended informal working group meeting established to advance discussions on the financial model for mineral exploitation in the international deep...

High-level regional workshop boosts participation of Pacific Island countries in deep sea activities to advance the Blue Economy
PRESS RELEASE| 16 February 2019 Governments officials and experts from Pacific Small Island Developing States (P-SIDS) convened at a regional workshop held in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga this week, to strengthen national and regional capacities to access sustainably and benefit from seabed activities and therefore, from the Blue Economy. Organized by the International...

ISA’s Secretary-General visits Tonga to discuss progress undertaken for the sustainable development of deep seabed resources in the Pacific
PRESS RELEASE | 15 February 2019 International Seabed Authority (ISA)’s Secretary-General Mr Michael Lodge is in the Kingdom of Tonga this week to attend a regional workshop jointly organised by ISA and UNDESA with the support of the Kingdom of Tonga to discuss increased participation of P-SIDS in activities undertaken in the international seabed area as well as identifying...

Message from Secretary-General Michael W. Lodge on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
PRESS RELEASE | 11 February 2019 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In recent decades, the international community has made great strides in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet many challenges remain. According to UNESCO, women today account for only 38 per cent of the world’...

Pacific Small Island Developing States Capacity Building Workshop on Deep Seabed Mining
MEDIA ADVISORY | 7 February 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will hold a regional training and capacity building workshop for Pacific Small Island Developing States (P-SIDS) on deep seabed mining in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga, from 12 to 14 February 2019.  The workshop is being held as part...

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