Archive for the ‘UN’ Category

IMO: Guide to rescue at sea for refugees and migrants now available in six languages

IMO: Guide to rescue at sea for refugees and migrants now available in six languages
Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants provides​ guidance on relevant legal provisions, on practical procedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of rescued persons, and on measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees...
June 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

UN expert calls on Greek Government to ‘urgently implement’ anti-racism measures

UN expert calls on Greek Government to ‘urgently implement’ anti-racism measures
Asylum-seekers in a holding centre on Greece’s Samos Island. Photo: UNHCR/A. D’Amato 12 May 2015 – The Government of Greece must implement stronger measures in order to effectively address hate speech and verbal abuse against vulnerable groups including irregular migrants and minorities such as...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Immigration, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits
David Hammond London.  12 May 2015. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has become aware through direct reporting to the organisation of the emerging issue of trafficked persons and migrants abandoned at sea predominantly comprised of the persecuted Rohingya people in the vicinity of the northern part of the...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

UN Secretary-General appoints DNV GL CEO Dr. Henrik O. Madsen to Global Compact board

UN Secretary-General appoints DNV GL CEO Dr. Henrik O. Madsen to Global Compact board
Henrik O. Madsen New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. As a Board member,...
May 8th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Events, News, Organisations, People and Places, UN | Read More

May Day …err Mayday for the Shipping Markets…

May Day …err Mayday for the Shipping Markets…
John Faraclas Our eighteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 1st of May 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI was down four points since yesterday at 587 points and...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, UN | Read More

Spreading knowledge on climate change

Spreading knowledge on climate change
23/04/2015 IMO has joined the United Nations One UNClimate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn), a partnership of more than 30 UN organisations that have an interest in climate change learning. The CC:Learn e-Learning platform​ provides quality, freely available e-learning resources on climate...
April 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution, UN | Read More

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…
Patrick Verhoeven SHIPPING INDUSTRY CALLS ON EU LEADERS TO BE DECISIVE AND IMMEDIATELY INCREASE MEDITERRANEAN SEARCH AND RESCUE RESOURCES  In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping...
April 23rd, 2015 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

World economic crisis still affects the shipping markets…CAUTION!

World economic crisis still affects the shipping markets…CAUTION!
John Faraclas Our sixteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 17th of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI managed to climb up four points at 597, which is 17...
April 17th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, HR, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, UN | Read More

‘Clear and critical’ need for sustainable energy targets in post-2015 agenda, UN deputy chief says

‘Clear and critical’ need for sustainable energy targets in post-2015 agenda, UN deputy chief says
Village shop at dusk in Sri Lanka lit by solar panels. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Sansoni 16 April 2015 – The centrality of energy in a new global development agenda is clear and critical, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today as he delivered the opening remarks to a briefing...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Energy, Environment, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

UN chief appoints actor Daniel Craig as global mine action advocate

UN chief appoints actor Daniel Craig as global mine action advocate
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right), appoints actor Daniel Craig as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 14 April 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the designation of renowned actor Daniel...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, HR, Organisations, Person Profiles, UN | Read More

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios WITHOUT PREJUDICE Time and again I have stressed the fact that the media and politicians must come down to their senses and face reality on this ongoing inhumane issue. John Faraclas writes and provokes: The latest...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Medical, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Short-sea shipping, UN | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

ICS highlights ocean governance issues at important UN meeting

ICS highlights ocean governance issues at important UN meeting
Simon Bennett In New York today (7 April), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) represented global shipowners at an important United Nations meeting, having been invited to speak as a panellist as part of the UN Inter Consultative Process on the Law of Sea. The opportunity was taken by ICS to...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Organisations, UN | Read More

News alert – Seafarer deaths, Yemen, Nordbank from IHS Maritime 360

News alert – Seafarer deaths, Yemen, Nordbank from IHS Maritime 360
HOME SAFETY PORTS OFFSHORE COMPANIES MARKETS Saudi Arabia blockades Yemeni ports as expats try to flee Ships should not attempt to call at Yemen’s ports, a spokesman for the Saudi-led 11-nation coalition force fighting...
April 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology, UN | Read More

Donors pledge $3.8 billion in aid to people affected by Syria crisis at UN-backed conference

Donors pledge $3.8 billion in aid to people affected by Syria crisis at UN-backed conference
Syrian refugee Shadi was living with a host family in North Lebanon and had returned briefly to Syria to visit family there. Upon returning via an unofficial border crossing, he was injured during an explosion. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0221/Kate Brooks 31 March 2015 – In an expression of solidarity with...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, HR, Military, Organisations, Reports, UN | Read More

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa
The IMO’s HQ’s in London 26/03/2015 A regional workshop organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola (24-27 March), to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and...
March 26th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ILO, IMO, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Short Sea Shipping, Story of the Day, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

IMO-IOM discuss joint database on unsafe mixed migration by sea

IMO-IOM discuss joint database on unsafe mixed migration by sea
12/03/2015 As a follow up to the outcomes of the inter-agency High-level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea held at IMO Headquarters, London last week (4-5 March), Mr. Irfan Rahim, Senior Project Officer, Project Leader: Prevention of Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea, is in Geneva (12 March) to...
March 13th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, IMO, Organisations, UN | Read More

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou ISIS EXPORT GATEWAY TO GLOBAL CRUDE OIL MARKETS George KIOURKTSOGLOU*,  Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London  – Dr Alec D COUTROUBIS,  Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London Abstract The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began to take...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Energy, European Union, Gas, Health and Safety, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intertanko, LNG, LPG, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

UN agencies to deliver as one on mixed migration by sea

UN agencies to deliver as one on mixed migration by sea
Agencies saw the meeting as an opportunity to develop a positive, concerted approach, with estimates putting the number of mixed movements by sea in Europe alone during 2014 at more than 218, 000, with more than 3, 500 deaths.. Several United Nations agencies have agreed to establish a mechanism...
March 9th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

Clyde & Co Update: EU renews restrictive measures against persons responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian assets

Clyde & Co Update: EU renews restrictive measures against persons responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian assets
EU renews restrictive measures against persons responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian assets The Council of the EU has amended Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP of 5 March 2014. By that decision, the EU froze all funds and economic resources belonging to persons identified by the EU as being responsible...
March 6th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea (4-5 March 2015)

High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea (4-5 March 2015)
​​​​             The High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea was hosted at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London (4-5 March) with the aim of  facilitating dialogue and promoting enhanced cooperation and harmonization...
March 6th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, Immigration, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea
United Nations agencies are meeting in London today (Wednesday, 4 March) to discuss concerted ways to address the high numbers of lives being lost at sea in unsafe craft, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, where hundreds of people are reported to have died in recent weeks alone on dangerous and unregulated...
March 4th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Speech to the National Maritime Conference, Kenya

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Speech to the National Maritime Conference, Kenya
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu delivering his keynote speech “From land to sea: New Frontiers for National Development” Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Opening remarks by Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, IMOYour Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Greece: what next…

Greece: what next…
John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Greece: what next… I am sure you all know about the Mutiny on the Bounty, and many of you have seen the 1962 film… Now we see the Mutiny on SYRIZA following a statement by Manoli Glezos, a SYRIZA MEP at 91 years old and a hero of Greek Resistance during World War II....
February 23rd, 2015 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corruption, Insight, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More