On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day celebrated on 10 December every year and in response to the emerging public international awareness on abuses at sea, British charity Human Rights at Sea launched its online platform on ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’.
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.
South Korea announced that it has released two vessels it had seized, after suspecting they were transferring oil to North Korea. South Korea determined that was no deliberate breach of UN sanctions. The shipping companies promised to have tracking devices on board ships at all times and provide records when necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Once again this year’s agenda was full with meetings, agreements and important announcements for the maritime community. In this photo recap we have picked key moments that captivated industry’s interest in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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- Maritime Health
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- Maritime Health
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- Cyber Security
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