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How ship inspections work and their possible consequences

Ship inspections are crucial for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and therefore, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are carried out and what their consequences might be.

Watch: Skills development vital for green transition

The video, issued by ILO, attempts to explain how skills development measures are instrumental in reaping the benefits of potential job creation in new green economic activities and in addressing the social challenges in shifting to more sustainable models of energy generation, production and consumption across sectors. 

UN Global Compact: Ten principles for sustainable companies

The UN Global Compact has set ten principles for companies to integrate them into strategies, policies and procedures, in a bid to establish a culture of integrity. Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business.

Women in leadership roles boost company performance, says new report

Businesses with genuine gender diversity, particularly at senior level, perform better and see significant profit increases, according to a new ILO report. The report says that gender diversity effects beneficially when women hold 30% of leadership positions, although almost 60% of enterprises do not meet this target.

ILO, IMO agree to develop new medical guide for ships

IMO has agreed to develop a new medical guide for ships, jointly with ILO. The main objective would be to produce a practical up-to-date ships medical guide to assist those required to give medical assistance who are primarily not medics. 

ILO: 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents annually

ILO launched a report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, in light of ILO’s 100 years of achievements. Globally 1,000 people are estimated to die every day from occupational accidents and a further 6,500 from work-related diseases.

Tanzania ratifies MLC 2006

Tanzania has become the 93rd member state of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC 2006). The MLC establishes minimum international working and living conditions for seafarers on board vessels. The MLC will enter into force for Tanzania in April 2020, one year after its ratification. 

ILO: Employment rates gender gap shrank by less than 2% in 27 years

In the last 27 years, the difference in the employment rates for men and women has shrunk by less than two percentage points, according to a recent report by ILO. The report shows generally that education is not the main reason for lower employment rates and lower pay of women. 

ILO: Recommendations to ensure equal opportunities for seafarers

The Sectoral Meeting on the Recruitment and Retention of Seafarers and the Promotion of Opportunities for Women Seafarers took place in Geneva from 25 February to 1 March 2019. The Meeting agreed on specific conclusions regarding the recruitment and retention of seafarers, as well as the promotion of opportunities for women seafarers.


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