Highlights and images of main proceedings for 23 July 2018

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Summary

Highlights for Monday, 23 July 2018

Dr Diva Amon, Trinidad and Tobago, inaugural recipient of the Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research; and Mariusz Orion Jędrysek (left), Assembly President; and Michael Lodge (right), ISA Secretary-General, during the award

On Monday, 23 July, the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened and discussed:

  • the possible development of guidelines on observers; and
  • the report of the President of the Council.
  • In the afternoon, the Assembly heard the report of the ISA Secretary-General and witnessed the award of the inaugural Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-sea Research.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: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Eugénio João Muianga, outgoing Assembly President; and Yongsheng Cai, ISA Secretariat, during a minute of silence
    Vladimir Vinokurov, Russian Federation
    Eugénio João Muianga, outgoing Assembly President
    Eugénio João Muianga (right), outgoing Assembly President congratulates Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, incoming Assembly President
    Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session
    Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Assembly President
    Kristina Gjerde, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    Dr Diva Amon, Trinidad and Tobago, addresses delegates after receiving the Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research.
    Guy Sevrin, Belgium
    Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil
    Delegates from Saudi Arabia consult informally
    Duncan Currie, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
    Yoshihisa Shirayama, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
    Malakai Finau, Fiji
    Lorena Donoso, Ecuador
    Delegates during Monday’s proceedings
    John Fintakpa Lamega, Togo
    Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar, Panama
    Jeemer Lippwe, Micronesia
    Saiba Sylla and Selle Mbengue, Senegal
    Barbara Haley, Guyana
    Fitzgerald Jeffrey, Trinidad and Tobago
    Delegates from Ghana confer
    Holly Matley and David Yardley, Australia
    Mohammed Atlassi, Morocco; and Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
    Peter Espeut, Holy See; and Conn Nugent, Pew Charitable Trusts
    The African Group meets at the end of the meeting
    Urs Daniel Engels, Germany; and Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway
    Kenneth Wong, Canada; Cristóbal Hernández Castillo, Chile; and Laura Gavinelli, Italy
    Delegates during a break
    The Jamaican delegation in discussions with Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
    The Nigerian delegation consult informally
    Nicole de Paula, ENB; and Dr Diva Amon, Trinidad and Tobago
    Didier Ortolland, France; and Jean-Christophe Vandevelde, ENB
    L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Assembly President; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session; and Yongsheng Cai, ISA Secretariat
    The delegation from the Republic of Korea
    Around the Venue

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    African Group