A key IMO-administered pollution response facility in the Mediterranean is to undertake a far-reaching programme of activities designed to help address the adverse effects of shipping on human health and marine ecosystems.
UNHCR has warned that the Mediterranean “will be a sea of blood” unless there is intervention to prevent shipwrecks and drownings of migrants and refugees attempting the sea crossing into Europe.
The ITF has welcomed a letter from United Nations special rapporteurs to the Irish government that criticises its work permit scheme for non-European workers in the fishing industry.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organised a recent meeting in Manila to discuss piracy and maritime crime in the Sulu and the Celebes Sea.
In advance of the council meeting of the IMO, Transparency International is releasing a new report that highlights several transparency and accountability flaws that could hinder the IMO’s ability to deliver on its own climate goals in reducing carbon emissions.
On 30 March 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1718 (2006) approved the addition of the entries specified below to its 1718 Sanctions List of individuals.
Effective global electronic data exchange for ships entering and leaving ports depends on standardized and harmonized practices for data exchange.
Seaborne trade grew by 2.6% in 2016, to reach 10.3 billion tons, but the pace remained below the historical 3% average, and demand for maritime shipping continued to lag behind supply.
Marking the World Maritime Day, UN maritime agency highlighted contributions the shipping industry can make to the achievement of the global development goals.