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.
At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the interests of shipowners at the opening session of a UN Preparatory Committee starting work on a new legal instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships the United Nations had blacklisted for ties to Pyongyang’s arms trade.
The Assembly of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just closed its meeting. The member States adopted a number of resolutions as well as the work programme and budget for the 2016-17 biennium.