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Watch: Message of UN Chief on World Environment Day

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, reiterated his call for global action to combat climate change and the existential threats that this brings to the planet. Air pollution is accounting for 7 million deaths every year, he noted.

World Wildlife Day gives emphasis on underwater life

This year’s theme ‘Life below water: For People and Planet,’  aims to recognize the importance of a healthy ocean to human well-being and prosperity, and commit to a sea change in how we manage responsibly its precious and priceless resources, Achim Steiner, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme, said.

Watch: How the maritime industry can ensure human rights

HRAS launched the third of three educational videos on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment. The third video focuses on: Maritime Business & Human Rights: Corporate Actions. The film has been produced by Marlins, a crewing and maritime educational training provider.

Watch: Effective remedy for maritime business and human rights

In its latest series of maritime education videos, Human Rights at Sea is covering the topic of Effective Remedy for Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are international voluntary guidance for business and human rights.

Watch: Maritime business and human rights

In its latest series of maritime education videos, Human Rights at Sea is covering the introduction to the topic of the development of Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are international voluntary guidance for business and human rights.

Climate change poses ‘existential threat’ to humanity, says UN chief

None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his keynote address to the R20 Austrian World Summit in mid-May, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.

How Regional Seas protects oceans around the world

The video illustrates the work the all 18 Regional Seas programmes around the globe, launched in 1974, as one of UNEP’s most significant achievements, aiming to address accelerating degradation of the world’s oceans and coastal areas through a “shared seas” approach.

Video: UN’s programme to fight maritime crime

Maritime crime poses a serious threat to the safety of seafarers, international trade, and regional stability. In order to deal with this issue, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime created the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme, to combat maritime crime.

UN Secretary- General praises IMO

Secretary-General Ban commended the IMO for its contribution to the fight to combat climate change, including through the adoption of legally binding energy efficiency measures for ships during his visit at IMO Headquarters in London.

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