On Tuesday morning, the Assembly and Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) held their opening plenaries back to back, addressing their respective administrative matters. The Assembly also considered requests for observer status. The Legal and Technical Commission resumed its work in the afternoon.
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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L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Christine Griffiths, ISA Secretariat; Khurshed Alam, Assembly President for the 22nd Session; and Chris Brown, ISA Secretariat
Assembly delegates observing a moment of silence
Khurshed Alam, outgoing Assembly President congratulates Eugénio João Muianga, incoming Assembly President
Participants at the opening Council plenary
Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog, Brazil
Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General, welcoming delegates from Tonga
L-R: Thembile Joyini, South Africa; Duncan Currie, Greenpeace; and Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria
Delegates from China