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IUCN Key Messages: International Seabed Authority Session 29 (second part), 2024

15 July – 2 August 2024, Kingston, Jamaica 

The ISA is set to meet for its Council and Assembly under the second part of its 29th Session:

  • Council from 15 to 26 July 
  • Assembly from 29 July to 2 August 2024, where many important items will be discussed.  

IUCN continues to uphold the need for a moratorium, and will continue to support its Members, including States, other non- and intergovernmental organizations, and civil society alike in that direction. Until the conditions set forth in IUCN Resolution 122 are met, a moratorium on deep seabed mining is necessary

In the file downloadable to the right, IUCN details the key messages that should be used to convey this overall view. 


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President of the Republic of Palau, Surangel Whipps, and IUCN High Seas Advisor, Kristina Gjerde, podcast guests on Deep Sea Mining miniseries of Investing for Ocean ImpactPhoto: Palau Presidential Office, NOAA, IUCN, Pew, Scripp Institute

IUCN has produced various resources to support a science-based Deep Sea Mining moratorium, such as the podcast miniseries collaboration with Dona Bertarelli Philanthropy.  


In Episode 3, pictured here, Head of State for the Republic of Palau, President Surangel Whipps Jr., gave us the opportunity to hear his views on why Palau supports a moratorium, the importance of international unity, and the keys to achieving that. 

Please see the link below for more resources.