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14/09/2020 UN agencies and programmes involved in the maritime sector, human rights, trade, travel and transportation have called on all UN Member States to take urgent action to resolve the humanitarian crew change crisis faced by seafarers. More...

08/09/2020 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim calls on Governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis, ahead of the General Assembly of the United Nations.  More...

21/08/2020 World Maritime theme for 2021 reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarersʹ vital role in world trade and increase their visibility. More...

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 IMO Meetings

Facilitation Committee (FAL 44) (28/09/2020 - 02/10/2020)
IMO Council (C 124) (12/10/2020 - 14/10/2020)
Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 7) (19/10/2020 - 23/10/2020)
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 102) (04/11/2020 - 11/11/2020)
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) (16/11/2020 - 20/11/2020)



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The IMO Newsroom is staffed between 9.00 and 5.30 UK time, Monday to Friday, by members of the Public Information Services team

To contact us, please telephone or email using the contact points below:

Acting Head, Public Information Services
Natasha Brown
Tel: +44 (0)20 7587 3274
email: media @
Media and Communications Officer
Karine Langlois       
Tel: +44 (0)20 7587 3191
email: media @
Media and Communications Assistant
Shaun Ottway
Tel: +44 (0)20 7587 3134
email: media @

 Media and communication specialist (French) 
Ariane Perron-Langlois
Tel: +44 (0)20 7463 4021
email: media @

Media and communication specialist (Spanish)
Ada Perello-Badia
Tel: +44 (0)20 7587 3104
email: media @