Sessions

Annual Sessions Overview

The Authority hosts its annual sessions at its headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. At the Annual Sessions, representatives from member States of the Authority meet, discuss and formulate the work of the International Seabed Authority and its Secretariat. All session documents are available online here in all six official languages of the UN

The 25th Session will be held in two parts - in March and July 2019. The dates for the first part are 25 February - 1 March for Council and 4-15 March for the Legal & Technical Commission. The dates for the second part are: 1-12 July for the Legal and Technical Commission; 15-19 July for the Council and 22-26 July for the Assembly.

Accommodation: For the March and July meetings, various Kingston hotels have special rates for both Council and Legal and Technical Commission members. Download the reservation forms for the hotel of your choice, fill in your details and forward the forms directly to the hotels - Courtleigh Hotel | Jamaica Pegasus Hotel | Knutsford Court Hotel | Liguanea Club

 

23rd Session (31 July-18 August 2017)
22nd Session (4-22 July 2016)
21st Session (6-24 July 2015)
20th Session (7-25 July 2014)
19th Session (8-26 July 2013)
18th Session (9 - 27 July 2012)
17th Session (11 - 22 July 2011)
16th Session (26 April - 7 May 2010)
15th Session (25 May - 5 June, 2009)
14th Session (26 May - 6 June, 2008)
13th Session (9-20 July, 2007)
12th Session (7-18 August, 2006)
11th Session (15-26 August 2005)
10th Session (24 May - 4 June 2004)
9th Session (28 July - 8 August 2003)
8th Session (5-16 August 2002)
7th Session (2-13 July 2001)
6th Session (20-31 March; 3-14 July, 2000)
5th Session (9-27 August, 1999)
4th Session (16-27 March, 1998)
3rd Session (17-27 March, 1997
2nd Session (5-16 August, 1996)
1st Session (27 Feb - 19 March, 1995)

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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

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ENB/IISD Coverage

SB-22-9 - 18/07/2016
SB-22-8 - 18/07/2016
SB-22-7 - 15/07/2016
SB-22-6 - 14/07/2016
SB-22-5 - 13/07/2016
SB-22-4 - 12/07/2016
SB-22-3 - 12/07/2016
SB-22-2 - 12/07/2016
SB-22-1 - 04/07/2016