The United Nations has designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean.
Joint Press Release issued by BIMCO, CLIA, IMCA, INTERCARGO, INTERFERRY, International Chamber of Shipping INTERTANKO, IPTA and World Shipping Council.
Throughout the year, the maritime transport industry has managed stay afloat, allowing food, medicine and other essential goods to be transported across the world, to stock the shelves even during the strictest lockdowns.
UN agencies and programmes involved in the maritime sector, human rights, trade, travel and transportation have called on all UN Member States, through a joint statement, to take urgent action to resolve the humanitarian crew change crisis faced by the world’s seafarers.
The high level United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organised by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York.