The International Seabed Authority is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of UNCLOS. The Authority is the organization through which States Parties to the Convention organize and control activities in the Area (the regime for the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof beyond the limits of national jurisdiction), particularly with a view to administering the resources of the Area. At the Annual Sessions, representatives from member States of the Authority meet, discuss and formulate the work of the International Seabed Authority and its Secretariat. The Session dates are 31 July-4 August for the Legal and Technical Commission, and 7-18 August 2017 for the 23rd Session.
dates: 7-18 August 2017
location: Kingston, Jamaica