Highlights and images for 8 August 2017



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.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Francis Dejon
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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, Assembly President for the 22nd Session

Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General

Khurshed Alam, outgoing Assembly President congratulates Eugénio João Muianga, incoming Assembly President

Sheila Sealy Monteith, Jamaica

Gaia Puleston, Australia

Khurshed Alam, Assembly President for the 22nd Session

Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Poland

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group

Graham Leung, Nauru

Dakuku Peterside, Nigeria

Kenneth Wong, Canada

Jean-Michel Despax, France

Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Uganda

Robert Ward, International Hydrographic Organization

Participants at the opening Council plenary

Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog, Brazil

Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Poland, Council President for the 22nd Session

Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session

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


Negotiating blocs
African Group