Made up of 167 Member States, and the European Union, the International Seabed Authority is mandated under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area for the benefit of mankind as a whole.

In so doing, ISA has the duty to ensure the effective protection of the marine environment from harmful effects that may arise from deep-seabed related activities.


Report | Empowering Women from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in Deep-Sea Research

Report Launch | The Contribution of the International Seabed Authority to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Report Launch | The Law of the Sea: An Ocean of Opportunity for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

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Secretary-General meets with Belgian ministers to discuss progress in the work of ISA and furthering of cooperation in the field of deep-sea research
The Permanent Representative of Germany presents credentials to ISA Secretary-General
Call for proposals for a consultant to undertake an assessment of the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the Authority for 2019-2023

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