The loss of life of migrants at sea is a humanitarian tragedy that needs to be addressed through appropriate and effective action at the United Nations.
ICS is representing shipowners at a UN Preparatory Committee which is developing a new legal instrument, under the UNCLOS, which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers, the UN IMO has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.
Governments must implement tighter marine pollution controls or risk further degradation of the oceans, fish stocks and precious ecosystems.
The Security Council renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat of such crime had declined.
As delegates gather next week in London for an IMO meeting, a coalition of international NGOs, The Clean Arctic Alliance, is calling for an end to the use of HFO in Arctic waters.
The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today’s global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meet the challenges of the sustainable development agenda.
The United Nations Security Council Libya sanctions committee blacklisted on Wednesday an Indian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government, said diplomats, which would prevent it from entering any ports.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday (3 February) visited the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for ship safety, maritime security and prevention of pollution from ships.