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UN launches draft of New, Legally Binding UN Law of the Sea Regulations

The UN launched the Draft of New, Legally Binding U.N. Law of the Sea Regulations. WOC has been part of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) process from the time it ensured that the ocean business community is present and interested in developing the most crucial new legal regime for the ocean since the establishment of the U.N. Law of the Sea.

Partners launch WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance

The World Maritime University, MPA Singapore and Dr. Koji Sekimizu, Former Chancellor of WMU and Former IMO Secretary-General launched the WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance.  The Fellowship will enable an assessment of the role and impact of maritime governance over the past 60 years.

Commodity-dependent countries must diversify exports, UN urges

Developing countries that depend on commodities must seek diversification strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of price volatility in international markets, explained speakers at UNCTAD’s meeting of experts on commodities and development, on 15 April at the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Today 67% of developing countries depend on commodities, a situation that has changed little in the last two decades.

ICJ urges Britain to return colonised Chagos Islands to Mauritius

The International Court of Justice announced on February 25, that by 13 votes to 1 is of the opinion that the process of decolonization of Mauritius was not lawfully completed when that country acceded to independence in 1968, following the separation of the Chagos Archipelago. Thus, the population was wrongfully forced to leave in the 1970s.

Food shipments in Yemen reduced by 50%

Commenting on the latest development on the Port of Hodeidah, UN informed that it remains open and operational. However, the World Food Program said that 50% of the shipment of food to Yemen has been cut, because many ships are refusing to dock in Hodeidah port due to the fighting.

ICS: High Seas governance must take account of IMO framework

UN Preparatory Committee is developing a new legal instrument, under the UN UNCLOS, which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas beyond national jurisdiction. ICS says that developing new measures to the high seas is undoubtedly a very important and legitimate exercise, but that it wishes to ensure that the interests of shipping will not be unwittingly damaged.

On World Day, UN spotlights the role of maritime transport

The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today’s global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meeting the challenges of the sustainable development agenda, top UN officials declared today, as the international community marked World Maritime Day.

UN report on global migrant trends highlight rising numbers for 2015

Presenting the key finding of the latest United Nations survey on international migrant trends, the UN Deputy Secretary-General stressed that the issue of migration is one of the most challenging and important that the Organization is taking on in the new global landscape.

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