Legal & Technical Commission: 26th Session of the ISA – Part I

The Authority hosts its annual sessions at its headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. 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. All session documents are available online here in all six official languages of the UN.

The 26th Session will be held in two parts as follows:


Council : 17-21 February 2020
Legal & Technical Commission : 24 February – 6 March 2020
3rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group : 13-14 February 2020


Legal & Technical Commission : 6-17 July 2020
Finance Committee : 13-17 July 2020
Council : 20-24 July 2020
Assembly : 27-31 July 2020

Accommodation: For the 2020 meetings, various Kingston hotels have special rates for participating members. For reservations, download the forms for the hotel of your choice as listed below, fill in the details and email the forms back to the relevant hotel.