During the World Oceans Day event, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted the importance of a healthy and sustainable marine environment, while also he discussed that gender equality plays an important role in attempts of restoring and protecting the planet’s ocean.
Women in shipping
Human Rights at Sea informed that Prof. Dr. Anna Petrig, Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board Member, and co-author of the emerging Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, was appointed as a judge ad hoc at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg for the San Padre Pio case.
As part of its efforts to encourage more women in the maritime sector, the IMO supported a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities. A total of 25 women from 17 developing countries took part in the two-week “Women in Port Management” course, hosted in Le Havre.
Starboard Cruise Services appointed Lisa Bauer as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Throughout her career, Ms. Bauer has been involved in many charitable causes, while she has served nine years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. In her new role, Ms. Bauer will oversee all operations for Starboard and sister company Onboard Media.
The IMO published a new film, showing how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector. As the video says, women are proving that, in today’s world, the maritime industries are for everyone. ‘It’s not about your gender, it’s about what you can do.’
As IEA informs, one of the enduring legacies of women’s traditional exclusion from the energy sector is the continued disadvantage women and girls experience in comparison to their male counterparts in accessing information about employment and industry trends.
Hadiza Bala Usman, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, welcomed the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency for launching the ‘On Board with Gender Equality’ campaign, in lights of this years Seafarers Day Celebration.
During its 23rd Annual General Meeting held on 26 June, the Council of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), representing Singapore’s maritime community, marked a milestone by nominating the association’s first-ever female President since its founding in 1985.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University (WMU), discusses shipping industry and the role women play in the sector. She focuses on the fact that although many are the women who graduate from institutions with oceans and maritime programmes, few are those who get the chance to take a leadership position in ocean activities.
The video above, published by APM Terminals is focused on women in the shipping industry, as part of the terminal’s efforts to construct an inclusive workplace in the terminal. The video presents several of the terminal’s female crane operators.
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