Press Releases Archive

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ENB/IISD ISA-26 Part 1 Highlights: Friday 21 February 2020

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ENB/IISD ISA-26 Part 1 Highlights: Thursday 20 February 2020

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ENB/IISD ISA-26 Part 1 Highlights: Wednesday 19 February 2020

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ENBENB/IISD ISA-26 Part 1 Highlights: Tuesday 18 February 2020

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ENB/IISD ISA-26 Part 1 Highlights: Monday 17 February 2020

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ENB/IISD will be providing daily coverage of the first part of the 26th Session meetings. Bulletins will be available here and through the IISD/ENB website

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Summary of the 2th Annual Session

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Thursday 25 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Wednesday 24 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Tuesday 23 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Monday 22 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Friday 19 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Thursday 18 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Wednesday 17 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Tuesday 16 July 2019

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ENB/IISD will be providing daily coverage of the second part of the Twenty-fifth Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority 15-26 July 2019. Bulletins will be available here and through the IISD/ENB website. 

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 2 Highlights: Monday 15 July 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 1 Summary of the Twenty-fifth Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (First Part): 25 February – 1 March 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 1 Highlights: Thursday, 28 February 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 1 Highlights: Tuesday, 26 February 2019

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 1 Highlights: Monday, 25 February 2019

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ENB/IISD will be providing daily coverage of the first part of the 25th Session meetings. Bulletins will be available here and through the IISD/ENB website

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Summary, Sunday 29 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights, Wednesday 25 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights, Tuesday 24 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights, Monday 23 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights, Thursday 19 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights, Wednesday 18 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights; Tuesday 17 July 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part 2 Highlights; Monday 16 July 2018

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ENB/IISD will be providing daily coverage of Part 2 of the 24th Session meetings from 16-27 July 2018

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ENB-IISD Part I Final Bulletin : Friday 9 March 2018 

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part I Highlights, Thursday 8 March 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part I Highlights, Wednesday 7 March 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part I Highlights, Tuesday 6 March 2018

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ENB/IISD Daily Bulletin: ISA-24 Part I Highlights, Monday 5 March 2018
 

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ENB/IISD will be providing daily coverage the 24th Session meetings.  Bulletins will be available here and through the IISD/ENB website

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ENB-IISD Final Bulletin: Friday 18 August 2017 Summary Highlights

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Thursday 17 August 2017 Highlights

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Highlights

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Tuesday 15 August 2017 Highlights 

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Monday 14 August 2017 Highlights 

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Friday 11 August 2017 Highlights

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ENB-IISD Daily Bulletin: Thursday 10 August 2017 Highlights
 

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Daily Bulletin: Wednesday 9 August 2017 Highlights

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Daily Bulletin: Tuesday 8 August 2017 Highlights

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ENB-IISD will be covering the 23rd Session meetings. The daily Bulletins will be available here and through the IISD/ENB website

Election of Authority's Legal Counsel and Deputy to Secretary-General as New Head of International Seabed Authority in Succession to Incumbent Among Highlights of Organization's Twenty-Second Session

2016 Seabed Session Concludes After Extended Council Debate over LTC Membership; Assembly Approves $17.1 million Budget for 2017-2018

Seabed Assembly Adopts Review Committee Report and Elects Members to Finance Committee and Council

Biographical Note: Michael W Lodge

Seabed Assembly Adopts Review Committee Report and Elects Members to Finance Committee and Council

Assembly Elects Michael Lodge of the United Kingdom as Next Secretary-General of Seabed Authority; Hears Address by Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Seabed Assembly Concludes Debate on Review Committee's Interim Report

Seabed Authority's Supreme Body, The Assembly Winds Up Debate on Secretary-General's Annual Report

Commercialization of Marine Minerals in Deep Seabed Well Within Reach, International Seabed Authority Secretary-General States As He Introduces Annual Report

Seabed Council Hears Compromise Proposal on LTC Membership Composition; Adopts Draft Decision on Report of the LTC

Seabed Council Puts Forward Two Candidates for Election of Secretary-General; Approves Six Exploration Contract Extensions; Begins LTC Election Debate

Seabed Council Approves Plan of Work for Crusts Exploration by the Republic of Korea; Delays Approval of Five-Year Extension of Six Exploration Contracts

Seabed Council Concludes Discussion on Work of Legal and Technical Commission for 2016; Takes Note of Report

Seabed Council Hears Report of Finance Committee; Approves by Decision US$17 million budget for Authority for 2017-2018; Recommends Working Capital Fund Increase to $660,000

Seabed Council Approves Agreement of Cooperation Between Authority and International Hydrographic Organization; Completes Discussion on Three Agenda Items; Elects Two More Vice Presidents

Dr. Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, PhD (Poland) President of Seabed Council for 2016

Rear Admiral MD. Khurshed Alam (Retd) (Bangladesh) President of Seabed Assembly for 2016

International Seabed Authority Opens Twenty-Second Annual Session in Kingston with Agenda, Including Development of Mineral Exploitation, Regulations and Elections of a Secretary-General and New Members of Various Organs

ISA 22nd Session Background Release

International Seabed Authority Concludes Twenty-First Session - Roundup

Seabed Authority Concludes Twenty-First Session

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Council Agrees on Criteria for Approved Contract Extensions; Takes Note of Plans for Exploitation Regulations; Adopts Recommendations of Finance Committee

Seabed Council Discusses LTC Elections and Contract Extension

Assembly Concludes Debate on Secretary-General's Report; Continues Discussion on Periodic Review of the International Regime of the Area

Assembly Notes Report of Finance Committee; Continues Discussion of Secretary-General's Annual Report

International Seabed Aufhority Assembly Begins Two-Day Debate on Annual Report of its Secretary-General

Seabed Authority Begins Work on Exploitation Regulations

Seabed Council Approves China's Nodules Exploration Contract; Discusses Financial Implications of Developing Exploitation Regulations; Takes Note of Reports on Cooperation with Other Organizations

Council Completes Lengthy Debate on LTC Report; No Consensus on Procedures and Criteria for Extension of Contracts Due to Expire

ISA Council Hears Report on Work of the Legal and Technical Commission During 2015 Session; Begins Debate on Report

ISA Council Takes Note of Report of Finance Committee; Continues Debate on Procedures and Criteria for Extending Exploration Contracts Soon To Expire

ISA Council Begins Debate on Exploration Contract Extension; Hears Status Report on Contracts for Exploration and National Legislation of Member States on Activities in the Seabed Area

Peter Thomson (Fiji) President of the Seabed Council for 2015 [Biographical Note]

Helmut Tuerk (Austria) President of Seabed Assembly for 2015 [Biographical Note]

International Seabed Authority Opens Twenty-First Session in Kingston with its Assembly and Council Electing their Presidents and Adopting Agendas

21st Session : Backgrounder

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Council Makes some Progress on Outstanding Issues: Debate Continues on Regulations 12 and 23; Informal Working Groups Aiding Consensus Building

Seabed Authority Organises Briefing for Members and Observers attending its Fifteenth Session

Ambassador Mahmoud Samy (Egypt) President of the Seabed Council for 2009

International Seabed Authority's Assembly Begins Two Day Discussion of Annual Report of Secretary-General

International Seabed Authority Ends Historic Session; Makes exploitation regulations and extension of exploration contracts top priority for 2015 session; Adopts budget for 2015-2016 and Elects 17 Council members

Seabed Authority Assembly Completes Debate of Annual Report; Importance of Formulation of Draft Procedures for Exploration Contracts Extensoin Stressed by Some Delegations

 Seabed Council Adopts Decision on Summary Report of Legal and Technical Commisison; Concludes Work at Authority's Twentieth Session

Assembly Continues Discussion on Secretary-General's Annual Report; Hears Jamaica Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Seabed Authority Concludes Twentieth Anniversary Session; Assembly Elects 17 Council Members

International Seabed Authority Marks Twentieth Anniversary; Hears Prime Minister of Jamaica; Message from UN Secretary-General and Statements  by Current and First Secretary-General of the Authority and Others

Seabed Council Concludes Meetings of 17th Session; Elects Members to Legal and Technical Commission; Adopts Decisions on Environmental Management Plan, and on the Work of the Commission; Sets Sights on New Phase of Work for the Authority

Seabed Council Approves Seven Plans of Work for Exploration in Seabed Area; Brazil Submits Proposal on Extension of Exploratory Contracts

Seabed Council to take up Decision on LTC Report at Meeting on Wednesday; Discusses Note on Collective Agreement with OSPAR

Seabed Council continues discussion on LTC Report; Gets explanatory note on key components of exploration regulatory framework; Adoptes amendments to two Regulations

Seabed Authority's Proposed Budget for 2015-2016 Features New Income Section; Council Discusses Increased Workload of Seabed Authority and Efforts at Cost Savings

Seabed Council Adoptes Draft Decision on Financial and Budgetary Matters Based on Recommendations of Finance Committee; Hears Report of Legal and Technical Commission

Council discusses reports on prospecting and contracts for exploration of minerals, and national legislation on activities in the seabed area

International Seabed Authority Opens Historic Twentieth Session in Kingston; Elects Presidents and Adopts Agenda

Antonio Francisco Da Costa e Silva Neto (Brazil) President of Seabed Assembly for 2014

Tommo Monthe (Cameroon) Presdient of the Seabed Council for 2014

ISA To Observe Twentieth Anniversary At Annual Session (Kingston 14-25 July 2014)

International Seabed Authority Reaches Milestone with Approval of First Exploration Plans for Cobalt-Rich Crusts and Institution of Overhead Charges for Administration of Contracts

International Seabed Authority Concludes Nineteenth Session. Assembly Adopts Decision on Fees; Approves  Amendments to Nodules Regulations; Hears from Host Country’s Official; Sets Date for Next Session

Assembly Hears Secretary-General's Report and Begins Debate on Organization's Work

Seabed Council Completes 2013 Session Agenda; Recommends Adoption by Assembly of Draft Decision on Recover of Costs for Administering Exploration Contracts

Council Discusses Proposed Amendments to Nodules Regulations

Council Considers Secretariat’s Note on Regulatory Framework for Nodules Exploitation

Council Considers Secretariat’s Note on Regulatory Framework for Nodules Exploitation

International Seabed Authority Reaches New Milestone with the Approval of Plans of Work for Exploration of Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts

Council Debates Proposal for Joint Venture with the Enterprise

Council Completes Review of Report of Legal and Technical Commission; Lack of Quorum Thwarts Proposal to Reconvene Commissions

Council fails to adopt Finance Committee Proposals on System of Cost Recovery Fees. To Meet Again Friday to Attempt to Reach Consensus

Council Hears LTC Report on Activities of Contractors

Council Hears LTC Report on Activities of Contractors. Correction.

Council Resumes Discussion on LTC Report as Nineteenth Session Continues

Council of Seabed Authority Begins First Meeting of Session; Elects Officers and Adopts Agenda which includes Reports on Status of Exploration Contracts and National Legislation on Activities in the Area

Tobias Pierlings (Germany) President of the Seabed Council for 2013. Biographical Note.

 Council Considers Finance Committee’s Report; Debates Exploration Contract Administration Cost Recovery Measures; Hears Report on Status of National Seabed Mining Legislations

Vladimir Mikhailovich Polenov (Russian Federation) President of Seabed Assembly for 2013. Biographical Note.

International Seabed Authority Opens Nineteenth Session in Kingston; Assembly Elects President and Adopts Agenda

New Applications for Exploration Licences and Development of Exploitation Regime among Substantive Matters to be Considered at International Seabed Authority's Nineteenth Session in Kingston. Also on Agenda are Amendments to Regulations for Prospecting and Exploration for Nodules and Proposal for Joint Venture with the Enterprise, the Authority's Future Mining Arm.

Seabed Assembly Ends Productive Eighteenth Session of Authority

New Regulations Adopted by Seabed Authority as Productive 2012 Session Concludes

Seabed Council Debates Report of Finance Committee on Authority's 2013-2014 Budget; Approves Workplan for Exploitation Code; Proposes Odunton for Re-Election as Secretary-General

Nii Allotey Odunton (Biographical Note)

Seabed Council Adopts Crusts Regulations; Endorses 2013-2014 Budget of $14.3 Million

Seabed Assembly Notes Secretary-General's Report After Hearing Statements on the Organization's Work

ISA Assembly Holds Special Session to Commemorate Signing LOS Convention Signing

Seabed Council gets Reports from Legal and Technical Commission; Discusses Environmental Management Plan for CCZ

Council Approves Five New Applications for Exploration

Seabed Council Makes Progress on Outstanding Issues in Draft Crust Regulations

Seabed Council Close to Clearing Outstanding Issues in Draft Crust Regulations

Council Considers Reports on Status of National Mining Legislation, Application Fees and Review of Contracts for Exploration; Recommends Secretary-General for Re-election

Seabed Council Resumes Consideration of Draft Regulations on Cobalt-Rich Crusts

International Seabed Authority Opens Eighteenth Session; Assembly and Council Elect Presidents and Adopts Agenda

Milan J. N. Meetarbhan (Mauritius) President of Seabed Assembly for 2012

Alfredo Garcia Castelblanco (Chile) President of Seabed Council for 2012

Adoption of Draft Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts; Consideration of Five New Aplications for Approval of Plans of Work for Exploration; Election of 20 Members of Council and of the Secretary-General among Main Issues for Consideration at 18th Session of ISA.

Seabed Authority Signs Contract for Exploration of Polymetallic Nodules in a Reserved Area by Nauru Ocean Resources Inc.

International Seabed Authority Ends Seventeenth Session in Kingston 

Seabed Council Resumes Discussions on Proposed Environmental Management Plan for Clarion-Clipperton Zone

Seabed Council Begins Discussions on Proposals for Environmental Management Plan for Clarion-Clipperton Zone

Seabed Council Approves Draft Decision on Financial and Budgetary Matters Based on Recommendations of Finance Committee

Seabed Council Approves Four Applications for Exploratory Contracts with Authority in Deep Seabed Area

Seabed Assembly Hears Secretary-General's Report on Authority's Work Programme

Advisory Opinion, Contractors' Reporting, Crusts Regulations, Contributions, Scientific Research Included in Seabed Authority Debate on Secretary-General's Report

Seabed Council Hears Technical and Economic Presentation on Cobalt Crust Mining and Processing; Continued Debate on Crust Regulations 

Seabed Council in First Substantive Meeting of Seventeenth Session Discusses Recent Advisory Opinion of Seabed Disputes Chamber 

Legal and Technical Commission in Report to Seabed Council Recommends Approval of Applications for Exploratory Contracts

International Seabed Authority opens seventeenth session in Kingston with its two principal bodies electing presiding officers and adopting their agenda

Peter Thomson (Fiji) President of Seabed Assembly for 2011

Andrzej Przybycin (Poland) President of Seabed ouncil for 2011

Seabed Council Resumes Debate on Cobalt Crusts Regulations

Applications for Exploration Contracts; Historic Advisory Opinion on the Responsibilities and Obligations of Sponsoring States among Substantive Issues in Crowded Agenda of Seabed Authority 17th Session

Seabed Council Recommends Adoption by Assemnly of Draft Sulphides Regulations as it Concludes Sixteenth Session; To Seek Advisory Opinion from Seabed Disputes Chamber of International Tribunal on Law of the Sea

Seabed Authority Concludes Sixteenth Session with the Adoption of Draft Sulphides Regulations and Elections to fill Vacancies in Council Seventeenth Session Scheduled for Kingston 25 April to 6 May 2011

Seabed Authority Concludes Sixteenth Session in Kingston Adopts draft regulations on polymetallic sulphides; Elects new Council members; Adopts decision on revision of Staff Regulations

Seabed Assembly Adopts $13,014,700 Budget for Authority's Operations in 2011-2012 Biennium; Approves Revisions to Staff Regulations of Authority and Report of Credentials Committee

Seabed Council Deadlocked on Way Forward with Nauru Proposal; New Draft Decision to be Studied at Next Meeting

Jamaica Reiterates its Support for the Authority and its Work as Seabed Assembly Concludes Debate on Secretary-General's Annual Report

Council Set to Approve Sulphides Regulations after Clearling All Outstanding Issues; Work to Start on Crusts Regulations 

Seabed Council Continues Debate on “Overlapping Claims”, Only Unresolved Provision in Sulphides Regulation Text; Draft Decision on Subject Circulated

Seabed Council Recommends Budget of $13,014,700 for Authority's 2011-2012 Operations 

Nauru Proposal Gets Attention of Seabed Council; Views Mixed on Seeking Opinion from Seabed Disputes Chamber

Seabed Assembly Continues Debate on Secretary-General’s Report; Hears 17 Statements on a Range of Issues of Concern to State Members of the Authority

Seabed Council Continues Discussion of Size and Composition of Authority’s Expert Body – the Legal and Technical Commission

Seabed Assembly Begins Debate on Organization's Work After Introduction of Secretary-General's Report

Seabed Council Hears Legal and Technical Commission Report, Debates Size and Composition of Commission

Seabed Assembly Hears Presentation on the IMMS Marine Mining Code 

ISA Council Begins Substantive Work of Sixteenth Session, Elects President and Resumes Work on Draft Sulphides Regulations

Syamal Kanti Das of India, President of Seabed Council for 2010

Seabed Authority Begins Sixteenth Session in Kingston; Assembly and Council Adopt Agendas

Ambassador Jesus Silva-Fernandez of Spain President of Seabed Assembly for 2010

Background Press Release: Seabed Authority to Finalize Text on Regulations for Polymetallic Sulphides; To Elect one half of Council Members and Adopt 2011-2012 Budget at Kingston Session, 26 April to 7 May 2010 

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Seabed Authority Concludes Fifteenth Session In Kingston; Leaves Two Outstanding Issues of Draft Sulphide Regulations for Next Session

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International Seabed Authority Ends Fifteenth Session

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Council Nears Resolution on Outstanding Issues; Agrees on Language for Regulations 24 and 28; Seeks Compromise on Overlapping Claims

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Seabed Adopts Recommendations of Finance Committee; Completes Debate on Secretary-General’s Report and Considers Commonwealth Secretariat’s Request for Observer Status 

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 Seabed Council Adopts Regulation on Application Fees

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Council Considers Revised Proposals on Outstanding Issues; Remembers Victims of Air France Flight 447

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Council Resolves some Outstanding Issues related to the Regulations on Sulphides

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Seabed Council Continues Deliberations on Sulphides Regulations as ISA 15th Session enters Second Week

Seabed Council gets Reports from Legal and Technical Commission and Finance Committee; Begins Review of Outstanding Issues in Draft Regulations

Seabed Assembly hears 22 speakers as it continues debate on Secretary-General's Report on the work of the Authority

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Seabed Assembly hears first report of new Secretary-General and hears address from Jamaica's Deputy Prime Minister

Ambassador Mario José Pino of Argentina President of Seabed Assembly for 2009 

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Seabed Authority Begins Fifteenth Session in Kingston, Elects Assembly and Council Presidents and Adopts Agendas

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Seabed Authority to finalise regulatory regimes for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides and ferromanganese crusts

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International Seabed Authority concludes Fourteenth Session;  Assembly elects new Council members [SB-14-20]

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International Seabed Authority concludes Fourteenth Session; New Secretary-General and Twenty Seabed Council Members elected; Progress made on Negotiations on Sulphides and Crusts Regulations [SB-14-21]

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Assembly Elects Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as Secretary General of the Seabed Authority; Adopts $12,516.500 Budget for 2009-2010 Biennium

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Nii Allotey Odunton - Biographical Note

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Seabed Council adopts provision of sulphides Regulations dealing with its future review; Revisits text on marine environment protection

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Seabed Council concludes work of fourteenth Session

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Seabed Council continues its review of draft Regulations on polymetallic sulphides

Council considers new proposals for overlapping claims and review clause of draft Regulations for sulphides

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Seabed Council hears expert presentations on markets for seabed minerals and current trends and challenges in mining technology

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Seabed Council recommends $12,516,500 budget for Authority's 2009-2010 operations; Approves scale of assessment for contributions

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Jamaican Deputy Prime Minister pledges Government's support for International Seabed Authority. Authority's Library to be named after outgoing Secretary-Geeral Satya N. Nandan

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Seabed Council continues deliberations on draft sulphides Regulations

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Seabed Council supports candidacy of Nii Allotey Odunton for next Secretary-General; Takes note of Legal and Technical Commission report

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Seabed Council resumes debate on revised text of sulphides Regulations

Ryszard Kotlinski of Poland elected President of Seabed Assembly for 2008

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Seabed Assembly hears Secretary-General's report; Elects President and Vice Presidents; Appoints Credentials Committee

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ISA Council begins substantive work of 14th Session; Reviews proposals on draft sulphides regulations

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Seabed Council Continues Discussions on Sulphides Regulations

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Mrs. Liesbeth Lijnzaad (Netherlands) elected President of Seabed Council for 2008

Elections; New Budget and Approval of Regulations on New Ocean Minerals highlight Fourteenth Session Agenda of the International Seabed Authority

Seabed Authority to elect new Secretary-General and half of its Policy-Making Council at Fourteenth Session in Kingston, 26 May - 6 June 2008

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International Seabed Authority to give priority to Regulations on marine sulphides at Thirteenth Session

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Seabed Assembly ends 2007 Session: Approves Credentials Committee report; Sets date for 14th Session in May 2008

Council makes progress on draft sulphides regulations

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The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority adopts decision on terms of reference on Endowment Fund

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Seabed Council completes first reading of draft regulations on polymetallic sulphides

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Jamaica Conference Centre's main chamber renamed "The Dr. Kenneth Rattray Conference Room"

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Seabed Council adopts decision on process for future elections to the Legal and Technical Commission 

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Council continues debate on sulphides draft 

Seabed Council recommends adoption of Endowment Fund guidelines and procedures 

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Poor attendance at Authority Sessions again dominates debate of Secretary-General's Report; Delegations call for more resources for the Authority

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Council accepts guidelines for election of LTC members; Future size and composition to be debated in 2010

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Seabed Council hears report on periodic review of exploration plans of contractors; Resumes review of draft regulations on sulphides 

Seabed Council adopts two more provisions as it continues detailed discussions of Mining Code for polymetallic sulphides 

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Seabed Authority Concludes 13th Session in Kingston - First reading of draft code on sulphides provisionally completed; Secretary-General to submit report on guidelines for elections of Legal and Technical Commission members

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Seabed Council takes note of Legal and Technical Commission report; Continues discussion on draft regulation

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Assembly discusses annual report of the Secretary-General; Appoints Credentials Committee and elects vice-presidents

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Seabed Council continues discussion on Regulations of sulphides; Completes slate of vice-presidents for 2007

Seabed Council begins detailed discussion of draft regulation for sulphides

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ISA Council begins substantive work on draft regulations on sulphides 

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Council hears Canadian expert on models for marine sulphide exploration

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Chief Olufolajimi Modupe Akintola of Nigeria President of Seabed Assembly for 2007

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International Seabed Authority opens 13th Session in Kingston; Assembly and Council adopt Agenda

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Ambassador Raymond Wolfe of Jamaica President of Seabed Council for 2007

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Seabed Assembly concludes Twelfth Session; elects 17 members of Council and Finance Committee

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Seabed Authority concludes Twelfth Session 

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Seabed Authority's Assembly adopts US$11,782,400 budget for 2007-2008; continues debate on Secretary-General's report

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Seabed Council agrees on separate regulations for sulphides and crusts as it concludes work for Session 

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Council recommends $11,782,400 Budget for Authority's 2007-2008 operations. Supports new endowment fund for marine research 

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Mariusz-Orion JĘDRYSEK President of Seabed Council for 2006

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Seabed Council expands membership of the Legal and Technical Commission; Elects new members, considers future work on Draft Regulations

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Seabed Council examines Legal and Technical Commission Report

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Seabed Assembly begins discussions on Secretary-General's Report - Conference room to be named after the late Dr. Kenneth Rattray, Jamaican Jurist

Sainivalati S. Navoti President of Seabed Assembly for 2006

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Seabed Council begins general discussions on Draft Regulations on sulphides and crusts 

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Seabed Council hears Russian Federation's Proposed Amendments to draft regulations on sulphides and cobalt-rich crusts

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ISA Council hears expert analysis of new seabed minerals exploration and mining 

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ISA opens 12th Session - Assembly, Council adopts agenda; fills two vacancies on Finance Committee

Seabed Authority to consider draft regulations for marine sulphides and cobalt-rich crusts exploration

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International Seabed Authority Concludes Eleventh Session. Defers Action on Main Agenda Item - New Mining Code. Next Session will be 7-18 August 2006 in Kingston 

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Seabed Council Completes First Reading of Draft New Code for Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt Crusts. Council President to Report to Assembly on Work of Session 

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Seabed Council, after Extensive Debate. Takes Note of Legal & Technical Commission's Report

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Seabed Assembly Takes Note of Annual Report of Authority's Secretary-General after Lengthy Debate. Pays Tribute to Late Jamaican Jurist for Contributions to the Law of the Sea

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Seabed Council Approves Application by Federal Republic of Germany for Exploration in the International Seabed Area

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Seabed Council Approves Finance Committee Report including Appointment of Independent Auditor for Authority; Resumes Consideration of New Draft Code

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Seabed Assembly Begins Consideration of the Report of the Authority's Secretary-General

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Seabed Council Continues Discussion on New Code for Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt Rich Crusts; Elects Additional Vice Presidents for Eleventh Session

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Seabed Council Resumes Debate on Draft Mining Code for Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt-Rich Crusts

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ISBA Council Begins Substantive Debate on Draft Rules to Govern Prospecting of Newly Discovered Rich Minerals; Some Delegations Urge More Study

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Seabed Council Begins Detailed Examination of New Code for Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt Rich Crusts

International Seabed Authority to hold Eleventh Session (15-26 August, Kingston Jamaica) with Development of Regulatory Regime for Exploring Deep Ocean Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt-Rich Crusts high on Agenda

International Seabed Authority Begins Eleventh Session in Kingston, Elects Presidents for Assembly and Council and Adopts Agendas

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Olav Myklebust (Norway) is President of the Seabed Assembly for 2005

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Park Hee-kwon (Republic of Korea) is President of the Seabed Authority Council for 2005

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ISA Council Defers Detailed Discussion on New Regulations, Delegations to Examine Explanatory Notes from Legal and Technical Commission

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Assembly concludes historic Tenth Session of Authority

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Re-election of Secretary-General to third four-year term and adoption of new budget ushers in new direction, opportunities for the International Seabed Authority

Assembly elects 20 members to Council and adopts Budget for Organization's 2005-2006 financial year

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Seabed Authority's Assembly elects Satya Nandan to third term as Secretary-General of the Organization

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Council proposes Satya Nandan and Charles F'Awol as candidates for election as the Authority's Secretary-General; Adopts Authority's Budget

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Satya Nandan : Biographical Note 

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Charles Manyang D'Awol: Biographical Note

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Assembly continues discussion of Secretary-General's report; postpones action on Authority's budget

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Council recommends $US10.8 million budget for Seabed Authority 

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Assembly pays tribute to Helmut Beiersdorf in special meeting; continues debate on Secretary-General's Report

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Seabed Authority considers Secretary-General's Report

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Council examines Legal and Technical Commission report, approves supplementary headquarters agreement

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Seabed Authority's Legal and Technical Commission in first open meeting discusses biodiversity in deep seabed area

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Seabed Authority ends Tenth Anniversary Special Session; Expert Panel discusses its future directions 

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Seabed Authority marks Tenth Anniversary; UN  Secretary General commends its inspiring work; Jamaican Prime Minister pledges its government support for Authority 

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Experts assess achievements of the Seabed Authority as commemorations of Authority's Tenth Anniversary continues 

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International Seabed Authority opens tenth Kingston Session: Assembly and Council elect Presidents and Adopt Agendas 

Dennis Francis (Trinidad and Tobago) President of Seabed Assembly for 2004

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Baïdy Diène (Senegal) elected President of Seabed Council for 2004 

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International Seabed Authority Celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, Elect half its Council members and Secretary-General at annual Kingston Session 24 May - 4 June 2004

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ENB/IISD ISA-25 Part 1 Highlights: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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Seventeenth Session of Seabed Authority Concludes in Kingston