Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)

Conference Room

Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)

7 - 18 March 2022

Agenda item 5 - General Exchange of Views

Statement by H.E. Michael W. Lodge, Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority.

19-30 August 2019

Statement by the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority on Cross-Cutting Issues on Article 4, paragraph 1 "Relationship between this Agreement and the Convention and other [existing] relevant legal instruments and frameworks and relevant global, regional and sectoral bodies"


25 March - 5 April 2019


Agenda Item 5:  General Exchange of Views 

Agenda Item 6:   Cross-cutting issues (Joint statement by the International Seabed Authority and the International Maritime Organization) 

Side Events

ISA's Commitment to Protecting the Marine Environment  in partnership with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea and the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea 

Twenty-Five Years of ISA's Contribution to Deep-Sea Marine Scientific Research and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) | 2 April 2019

4-17 September 2018


Agenda Item 6 : General Exchange of Views

Agenda Item 7: Capacity building and transfer of marine technology

Agenda Item 7: Measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas

Agenda Item 7: Environmental impact assessments

Agenda Item 7: Marine genetic resources including questions on the sharing of benefits

Side Events

Presentation | Development of REMPs for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Northwest Pacific Ocean - Outcomes of the Qingdao Workshop 

Presentation | Increasing the participation of Developing States in the Capacity Building Programmes of the International Seabed Authority

Presentation | The Impact of the ISA-Contractor Training Programme: ‘A Trainee’s Perspective'

Presentation | Deep Sea Biodiversity Inventorization - India Contribution