On Thursday, 10 August, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) met throughout the day to address: Poland’s application for approval of a work plan for polymetallic sulphides exploration; India’s application for extending the contract for polymetallic nodules exploration; proposed amendments to the ISA staff regulations; the report of the Finance Committee; and a mechanism for future elections of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) members.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.
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View of the Jamaica Conference Centre, venue to the 23rd Annual Session of the ISA
L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Christine Griffiths, ISA Secretariat; Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session; and Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat
Jamaican delegates examine mineral samples from Poland
Mineral samples from Poland donated to the ISA museum
Delegates from the Asia-Pacific Group consulting
L-R: Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session; Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; and Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
Sheila Sealy Monteith, Jamaica
L-R: Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh, confers with Karen Tan, Singapore
L-R: Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, in a conversation with Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog, Brazil
Participants from observer organizations in a discussion
L-R: Tini Duburiya, Nauru; Zhuo Xiaojun, China; Paul Lynch, Cook Islands; and Graham Leung, Nauru
Participants in the breezeways