Developing countries that depend on commodities ought to pursue diversification strategies to address the adverse effects of price volatility in international markets, was the key message during UNCTAD’s meeting on commodities and development on 15 April in Geneva, Switzerland.
UN sustainable development goals
Remove structural barriers, build good networks and support quality education to ensure no woman, no girl is left behind in the maritime sector, were some of the themes reiterated by maritime leaders, speaking in WMU International Women’s Conference, on 4-5 April in Malmö, Sweden.
Ministers from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries issued a joint statement which describes illegal trade of wildlife as “among the greatest challenges of ASEAN as the economic, social and environmental repercussions are severe and widespread in scale.”
Colombo Stock Exchange in collaboration with the Global Reporting Initiative launched the updated version of the publication ‘Communicating Sustainability’. The publications aims to assist listed companies effectively integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in capital market communications.
As part of its efforts to tackle climate change, Danish shipping giant Maersk announced it will join forces with members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) to take a tangible step towards decarbonization of ocean shipping.
Svitzer has hired the first all-female crew for one of its tugs in the Dominican Republic. This move is part of the company’s gender inclusion initiative and is considered a milestone for the Latin American maritime industry. The crew will be placed on the the 70-ton bollard pull Svitzer Monte Cristi, which provides harbor towage services for ships in the port Santo Domingo.
A World Ports Sustainability Program meeting hosted by UNCTAD in Geneva is expected to define potential port authority actions per UN Sustainable Development Goal, measurement performance indicators, as well as guiding tools and methodologies for use in practice.
Due to the International Women’s Day 2019, IMO highlights the position of women in the maritime sector. IMO launches a video trailer for a forthcoming film which will showcase success stories of how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme has positively affected women in ports, on the shoreside and on ships.
On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, SAFETY4SEA focuses on a very specific aspect of sex discrimination: Women in leadership roles. The participation of more women in leadership roles is a major field of the global fight to equality.
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