ISA Assembly closes a day ahead of schedule
THE 20th session of the International Seabed Authority, convened at the Jamaica Conference Centre, came to a close last evening, a day ahead of schedule.
The final day of the three-week session was spent deliberating on aspects of the secretary general's report, as well as listening to presentations from the credentials and finance committees.
Also on the final day, a revised budget for 2015 and 2016 was adopted, a revision of the regulations governing the prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides was approved, and vacancies on the Council were filled.
The date for the next session of the Assembly is July 6 to 25, 2015.
The ISA was established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1994 and is headquartered in Kingston, the Jamaican capital.