ISA opens draft Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for public consultation

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ANNOUNCEMENT

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is inviting comments from stakeholders on the draft Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy prepared by the Secretariat.

ISA is committed to meaningful and informed engagement with all stakeholders in the work of its different organs and in the advancement of its mandate. This commitment is reflected in the Strategic Plan and the High-Level Action Plan for the Authority for 2019-2023 adopted by the members of the Authority in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

In practice, this results in ongoing consultations organized for the development of the draft exploitation regulations, the draft standards and guidelines. ISA's consultations are used to support the implementation of the exploitation regulations, and other key strategic documents and initiatives such as the development of the Strategic Plan and High-Level Action Plan for the Authority for 2019-2023 and the development of regional environmental management plans.

It is within this context that a draft Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy has been developed with a view to respond to Strategic Direction 9.4 and the associated high-level action which requires the Secretariat to “develop and implement a communications and stakeholders engagement strategy”.

Members of the Authority and all other stakeholders are invited to submit their comments to the Secretariat via email to strategicplan@isa.org.jm by Friday, 29 January 2021.

For more on the draft Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, visit our website: https://isa.org.jm/node/19976 .

For enquiries:

Dr Marie Bourrel-McKinnon, Senior Policy Officer – Special Assistant to the Secretary-General, ISA mbourrel@isa.org.jm

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