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Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Intermanager and ECSA to hold seminar on migrants at sea during European Shipping Week

Intermanager and ECSA to hold seminar on migrants at sea during European Shipping Week
Intermanager and ECSA have taken the initiative to organise a seminar on the escalating humanitarian crisis involving migrants at sea during the upcoming European Shipping Week. Commission officials, MEPs and Member States’ representations will meet with industry representatives and other stakeholders...
February 19th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Intermanager, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, UN | Read More

UNDP and IMO chiefs meet

UNDP and IMO chiefs meet
Koji Sekimizu and Helen Clark 20/01/2015  – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu at IMO Headquarters today (20 January). The two highlighted their common commitment to sustainable development and discussed the important role of...
January 20th, 2015 | IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Ukraine: UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid

Ukraine: UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid
UNDP provides assitance to internally displaced persons in Sievierodonetsk, a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. Photo: UNDP Ukraine 31 December 2014 – Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme...
December 31st, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Military, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN, What Others Say | Read More

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) stands with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, seen here showing their hospital discharge certificates. Photo: UNMEER/ Martine Perret 22 December 2014 – Citing the “memorable and moving” example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola but became a...
December 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Medical, UN | Read More

IMO joins call to address unsafe sea passages

IMO joins call to address unsafe sea passages
IMO SG speaking at UNHCR panel December 11, 2014 -The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined with other UN agencies in calling for concerted action from the international community to address the deeply concerning problem of the loss of life, injury, trauma and serious human rights violations...
December 11th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million
Children engaged in stone and sand collection in Jaflong, Sylhet (Bangladesh). UN/Regina Merkova 2 December 2014 – Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality, the United Nations International...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014
With the cost of transport and goods going up and sales going down since the Ebola outbreak, vendors in Waterside Market, Monrovia, Liberia, are making no profit to support their families. Photo: UNDP/Morgana Wingard 2 December 2014 – The World Bank announced today that economic growth estimates in...
December 2nd, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency
Gaza Flooding 28 November 2014 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours exacerbating the already poor humanitarian situation in the enclave, which is dealing with the aftermath...
November 28th, 2014 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, UN | Read More

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!
Julian Bray, Clay Maitland and Dr. Christine Berg in the panel with Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the debate – photo credits: Katerina Kalogeraki The 20th Anniversary Celebration gala dinner and Cadwalleder’s debate of the London Shipping Law  Centre (LSLC) at the Savoy on the Strand...
November 26th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Dialogs and Debates, Education and Training, Environment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020

UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020
l to r: Event moderator David Ainsworth , CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea H.E. Seongkyu Yoon, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, President of Korea Environment Institute Park Kwang-Kook, GBO-4 Lead Author Paul Leadley. Report Tracks Progress...
October 6th, 2014 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…
The Minamata Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation do, sep 25, 2014 An additional 18 countries sign the...
September 25th, 2014 | Climate, Environment, Organisations, Pollution, UN | Read More

World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation

World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation
The IMO’s HQ’s in London World Maritime Day 25th September 2014 Today (25 September 2014) IMO is celebrating World Maritime Day, with the theme “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. World Maritime Day is celebrated every year, providing an opportunity to focus attention...
September 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Events, HR, ILO, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Story of the Year, UN | Read More

ICS marks IMO World Maritime Day

ICS marks IMO World Maritime Day
The IMO’s HQ’s in London To mark the occasion of IMO World Maritime Day on 25 September (tomorrow), and its theme this year of ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a special brochure, which is being circulated throughout...
September 24th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Events, Flags, Flags, HR, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza

UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza
A young girl walks through a severely damaged street in Gaza. Photo: UNICEF/Eyad El Baba 26 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process...
August 26th, 2014 | Breaking News, Charity, Construction, Environment, Finance, Military, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Pollution, UN | Read More

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN
Photo: UNHCR/M. Sibiloni 26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In...
August 26th, 2014 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges
Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes  Nairobi, 20 August 2014 – While significant efforts are underway to better understand the role that forests play in climate change, the field of study remains relatively new. This is especially true when...
August 20th, 2014 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Organisations, UN | Read More

Ukraine Sanctions Update

Ukraine Sanctions Update
The Council of the European Union has published two new regulations amending the sanctions already in place in relation to Ukraine. Regulation 810/2014 has added a further 15 individuals and 18 entities to the lists of persons subject to the restrictions under Regulation 269/2014. Regulation 811/2014...
July 29th, 2014 | European Union, Legal, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

JPOA: Iran sanctions relief extended

JPOA: Iran sanctions relief extended
23 July 2014 – On 19 July 2014, the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed by Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States), with support from the European Union, was extended for a further four months by mutual consent. This means that...
July 23rd, 2014 | European Union, Legal, Military, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding
The Council today adopted1 a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020 (PE-CONS 66/14). Today’s final adoption of the legislative act by...
July 23rd, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

ITF helps people of Gaza

ITF helps people of Gaza
Unloading one of the relief flights in 2009 14 July 2014 – With the death toll rising daily in Gaza the ITF today called for an immediate ceasefire and launched an urgent humanitarian appeal for those affected. Condemning the Israeli airstrikes into Gaza as a disproportionate response – that...
July 14th, 2014 | Aviation, Charity, Health and Safety, ITF, Logistics, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update
George Kiourktsoglou Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update George Kiourktsoglou[1] (Visiting Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London) Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) Introduction The definition of Transnational Organised Crime (TOC)...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries discussed at WISTA Cyprus meeting

Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries discussed at WISTA Cyprus meeting
It was an interesting meeting for the Members and Friends of WISTA Cyprus on Wednesday 21 May. Marianna Charalambous, with a Juris Doctorate in International Law and an LLM in Oil and Gas, is an expert in the delimitation of maritime boundaries, and a member of WISTA Cyprus. During the meeting she outlined...
June 10th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, Legal, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, UN, Underwater Shipping, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Vibrant Celebrations for World Environment Day Conclude Around the World

Vibrant Celebrations for World Environment Day Conclude Around the World
H.E Ambassador Irwin Larocque, CARICOM Secretary General; Rt. Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P.. Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, The Public Service and Urban Development of Barbados; Dr. The Honourable Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines; Achim...
June 6th, 2014 | Environment, UN | Read More

Unions put Qatar in the dock at UN body

Unions put Qatar in the dock at UN body
The ITF HQ’s in London 5 June 2014 – Global union organisations the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) today submitted a case against the state of Qatar to the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva. The case...
June 5th, 2014 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, UN | Read More