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The Strategic Plan reflects ISA’s mandate and responsibilities as set out in UNCLOS and the 1994 Agreement. It has been developed in consultation with members and observers of ISA as well as other relevant stakeholders through an extensive process of public consultation. The final document was eventually adopted by the Assembly of ISA at its 24th Session on 26 July 2018 (ISBA/24/A/10).
The adoption of the Plan reflects the commitment of ISA to a results-based approach and to be the best and most effective organisation it can be. The Plan also highlights the importance of strategic partnerships in fulfilling ISA’s role and responsibilities.
The ISA Strategic Plan provides an overview of ISA’s strategic directions for the next five years and outlines ISA’s key priorities in striving to deliver optimum services to meet the needs of its members.
In July 2019, the Assembly adopted the High Level Action Plan for 2019-2023 which (ISBA/25/A/15) identifies the actions necessary to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan, as well as the priorities for the period 2019-2023, in relation to the actions required of ISA to realize its mission objectives.
The High-Level Action plan also includes key performance indicators to be used to assess the performance of ISA towards achieving the strategic Directions set out in the Strategic Plan for 2019-2023.