Highlights and images of main proceedings for 16 August 2017

Jamaica

Summary

On Wednesday, 16 August, the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority met throughout the day to hear further statements on the Secretary-General’s annual report, and consider the final report of the first periodic review of the ISA, focusing on: a revised meeting schedule, a strategic plan for the ISA, environmental issues, and data management.

In the evening, the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority hosted a reception.

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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Flags of ISA member states

L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Christine Griffiths, ISA Secretariat; Eugénio João Muianga, Mozambique, Assembly President; Chris Brown, ISA Secretariat; Katarina Hovden, ISA Secretariat; and Helmut Tuerk, Austria, Review Committee Chair

Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

Eugénio João Muianga, Mozambique, Assembly President

Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General

Helmut Tuerk, Austria, Review Committee Chair

View of the ISA Assembly in session

Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

L-R: Eduardo Bonilla and Sergio Hernàndez Núñez, Chile

Guy Sevrin, Belgium

Ye Mìnn Thein, Myanmar

Manuel Ferrão, Mozambique

Kristian Jervell, Norway

Sheila Sealy Monteith, Jamaica

Karen Tan, Singapore

Jean-Michel Despax, France

Gaia Puleston, Australia

Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog, Brazil, speaking on behalf of GRULAC

Kate Neilson, New Zealand

René Lefeber, the Netherlands

Jerome Dyment, InterRidge

Julia Xue, Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development

Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Delegates from China consulting

L-R: Karen Tan, Singapore; Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica; and Rena Lee, Singapore

L-R: Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica, with Mohammed Atlassi, Morocco

Photos from the reception hosted by the Secretary-General of the ISA






Participants