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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mariana Durney from Chile as the Legal Counsel of ISA. 

Ms. Durney is an expert and advisor in Public International Law and Law of the Sea with more than 23 years of experience in international affairs. 

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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, is pleased to present the Annual Report 2022 under article 166(4) of the United Nations Convention on the law of the Sea. The report, entitled “Ensuring the sustainable management and stewardship of the deep seabed and its resources for the benefit of humankind”, is aimed at providing the Assembly of ISA with an overview of the activities undertaken by ISA since July 2021.

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The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), together with Argentina, South Africa, the European Commission, the Secretariat of the Convention for the Biological Diversity (CBD), the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer, France), the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK), the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) of IOC/UNESCO and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), launched a new initiative called the “Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative (SSKI)”.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

On 14 July 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of six (6) candidates for internship opportunities provided by L'Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

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On 14 July 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of one (1) candidate for an internship opportunity provided by L'Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidate is Mr. Santosh Gaikwad from India.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

On 15 July 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of eight (8) candidates for at-sea on-board training opportunities provided by Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais (CPRM) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

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The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened the meetings of Part II of its 27th session on Monday, 18 July 2022. The Council will be meeting for ten days until 29 July 2022 and 33 of the 36 members are in attendance, either in person in Kingston, Jamaica or through video link. The main item on the agenda of the Council is the draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area (ISBA/25/C/WP.1) prepared by the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and submitted to the Council in March 2019.

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Applications are now open for three (3) theoretical internship opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in accordance with its obligations its contract for polymetallic sulphides (PMS) with ISA.

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On 15 July 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and the Finance Committee (FC) of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed their meetings under the second part of the 27th session of the Authority. The LTC and the FC met in person in Kingston, Jamaica between 4 and 15 July 2022 and between 13 and 15 July, respectively. 

During its meetings, the LTC made progress on the following items, among others:

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Applications are now open for six (6) theoretical internship opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya in accordance with its obligations its contract for polymetallic nodules (PMN) with ISA.

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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jose Dallo, from Spain, as Director of the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR). 

Mr. Dallo brings over 25 years of experience in the fields of environmental management, sustainable development governance, conservation and biodiversity, environmental negotiations and strategic partnerships. 

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On 13 July 2022, the Finance Committee of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened its meetings under the second part of the 27th session of ISA. The Finance Committee will be meeting in person for three days until 15 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Committee formally adopted its agenda (ISBA/27/FC/L.1) and re-elected Mr. Andrzej Przybycin (Poland) as Chair and Mr. Kenneth Wong (Canada) as Vice-Chair of the Committee for the 27th session.

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On 13 July 2022, the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) hosted the second ceremony to present end-of-training certificates to nationals from developing States who benefitted from opportunities provided by exploration Contractors of ISA under the Contractors’ Training Programme in 2021 and 2022.

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Ambassador Chen Daojiang presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to ISA during a special ceremony held on 7 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

H.E. Mr. Chen Daojiang is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica. He holds a PhD in Economics from the School of Economics of Zhejiang University.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services in Risk Management, particularly aimed toward work process review and improvements to assist ISA in fulfilling its mandate under the United Nations of the Law of the Sea and in line with ISA’s strategic framework. The successful bidder will review the current work processes and suggest improvements to optimize the ISA’s workflows, interdepartmental communication, and general process management.

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