Highlights and images of main proceedings for 19 July 2018

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Summary

Highlights for Thursday, 19 July 2018

Delegates at Thursday’s Council meeting

On Thursday, 19 July, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) discussed:

  • the report of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) for 2018;
  • contractors’ compliance issues;
  • a submission from the Netherlands on measures to protect the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • the report of the Finance Committee; and
  • the budget.
  • 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

    Michelle Walker, Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC)
    Olav Myklebust, Norway, Council President for the 24th Session
    Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil
    Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group
    Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General, and Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
    David Yardley, Australia
    L-R: Tom Diederen, Wini Broadbelt, and Martijn Peijs, the Netherlands
    Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway
    Mohammed Atlassi, Morocco
    Kate Neilson, New Zealand
    Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh
    Ernesto Malda and Karla Jones Anaya, Mexico
    Ariel Fernández, Argentina
    Maruthadu Sudhakar, India
    Tommo Monthe, Cameroon
    Kenneth Wong, Canada
    Jung-Eun Kim and Young Lee, Republic of Korea
    Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, Tonga
    Kathy Ann Brown, Jamaica
    Marzia Rovere, Italy
    Malakai Finau, Fiji
    Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session; Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat; Andrzej Przybycin, Chair of the Finance Committee; and Jean-Louis Thouvenin, ISA Secretariat
    Ma Xinmin, China
    Andrzej Przybycin, Chair of the Finance Committee
    Paul Lynch, Cook Islands
    Kristina Gjerde, IUCN
    Gavin Watson, United Kingdom (UK)
    Urs Daniel Engels, Germany
    Conn Nugent, Pew Charitable Trusts
    Jihyun Lee, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
    Anna Metaxas, Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)
    Delegates during Thursday’s proceedings
    Delegates share a laugh before the morning session
    Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session; and Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat, at the end of the session
    Delegates from Germany and France during informal consultations
    Delegates from Nigeria consult at the end of the meeting
    The Japanese delegation at ISA-24
    Representatives from the Pacific Islands
    Around the Venue

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    African Group