Highlights and images for 24 July 2018



Highlights for Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Pearnel Charles, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; and Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Assembly President

On Tuesday, 24 July, the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) discussed the report of the ISA Secretary-General, with statements focusing on:

  • progress in the development of the exploitation regulations and the implementation of the common heritage of humankind;
  • the protection of the marine environment, including through international cooperation; and
  • marine scientific research, capacity building and training.
  • For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital web coverage and daily reports in English and French from ISA-24. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, will publish a summary and analysis report from ISA-24 on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

    Photos by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera

    L-R: Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Pearnel Charles, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica; Kathy Ann Brown, Jamaica; and Raquel Hudson, Minister’s Assistant
    Pearnel Charles, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica
    Amb. Hiromasa Yamazaki, Japan
    Amb. Tian Qi, China
    Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group
    The Chilean delegation in discussion
    Kate Neilson, New Zealand
    Tidiani Couma, Monaco
    Bashar Almowaizri, Kuwait; and Amb. Malek Twal, Jordan
    Tano Koffi Bertin, Côte d’Ivoire
    Kathy Ann Brown, Jamaica, in a discussion with Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil
    Burhan Gafoor, Singapore
    Graham Leung, Nauru
    Tommo Monthe, Cameroon; and Jean-Michel Despax, France
    Daniele Bosio, Italy
    Lowri Mai Griffiths, United Kingdom (UK)
    The delegation from Ecuador during informal consultations
    Sabita Nakarmi, Nepal
    Hau Do Suan, Myanmar
    Jeannette Mwangi, Kenya
    Tomasz Grysa, Holy See
    Alice Hicuburundi, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS)
    Philomène Verlaan and Lindsey Harris, Sargasso Sea Commission
    Jeemer Lippwe, Micronesia; and Juan José González Mijares, Mexico
    Tetsuya Yoshimoto, Amb. Hiromasa Yamazaki, and Shinichi Yamanaka, Japan
    Delegates from South Africa consult the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
    Fitzgerald Jeffrey and Dr Diva Amon, Trinidad and Tobago
    Amadou Jaiteh, The Gambia; and Mohammed Atlassi, Morocco
    Esther Salamanca Aguado and Carlos García Soto, Spain
    Tom Diederen, Wini Broadbelt, and Laurens de Jonge, the Netherlands
    L-R: Patrik Schotte, Guy Sevrin and Wendy Bonne, Belgium
    L-R: Apete Soro and Malakai Finau, Fiji; Adi Talanaivini Mafi, Tonga; Dr Diva Amon, Trinidad and Tobago; and Epeli Maisema, Fiji
    Around the Venue


    Negotiating blocs
    African Group