News & Announcements

Capacity Building And Training Program On Dispute Settlement
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) recently announced its capacity-building and training programme on dispute settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“The Convention”) for 2009-2010. The programme which runs from 1 July 2009 to 31 March 2010 will offer places for 5 participants to  participate in lectures on current...

InterRidge Announces Partnership With ISA Endowment Fund
InterRidge (IR) a non-profit organisation concerned with promoting all aspects of mid-ocean ridge research (their study, use and protection) which can be achieved by international cooperation has announced its partnership with the International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund for the Interidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for 2009-2011. The ISA Endowment Fund...

Assembly Elects Nii Allotey Odunton Of Ghana As Secretary-General Of The Seabed Authority
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority, meeting at Kingston, this morning elected by acclamation Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as Secretary-General of the Authority for a four-year term from 1 January 2009. The decision, in accordance with article 160, paragraph 2 (b), of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982...

Seabed Council Supports Candidacy Of Nii Allotey Odunton For Next Secretary-General
The Council of the International Seabed Authority International adopted a decision proposing Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as the sole candidate for election as Secretary-General of the Authority. The Council’s recommendation now goes to the Authority’s Assembly which is expected to vote sometime next week. Mr. Odunton, currently Deputy to the Secretary-General, will...

Seabed Authority To Elect New Secretary-General And Half Of Its Policy-Making Council At 14th Session
The International Seabed Authority will elect a new Secretary-General and half of its Executive Council and also continue work on a regulatory regime for sulphides and cobalt-rich crusts at its fourteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica, from 26 May to 6 June 2008. The Authority will also adopt the budget for the biennium 2009-2010 as well as a scale of assessment for...

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