The 29th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Assembly and Council (Part II) will include the meetings of the ISA Council and Assembly. The Council will meet from 15-26 July 2024, and the Assembly will convene from 29 July to 2 August 2o24.
The ISA 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 seabed, ocean floor, and subsoil beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. At annual sessions of the ISA, representatives from its member States meet to discuss and formulate the work of the Authority and its Secretariat.
Negotiations are underway to develop rules, regulations, and procedures (RRPs) relating to commercial exploitation of mineral resources from the deep sea. In July 2023, the Council indicated that it “intends” to continue the elaboration of RRPs, with a view to their adoption at the ISA’s 30th session in 2025.
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dates: 15 July – 2 August 2024
location: Kingston, Jamaica