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Global Programmes


​To supplement the regional programmes, global programmes focus on specific technical issues undertaken from a global perspective. The merit of global programming is that funds can be targeted across a spectrum of issues, including support to SIDS and LDCs, IMO Member State Audit Scheme, energy efficiency measures for ships and integration of women in the maritime sector (SDG 5). 

The result is that while the global programmes differ primarily in the scope of their planning structure, ultimately the beneficiaries remain the same: the developing regions gain from the symbiosis of both regional and global programmes, which deliver training events, fellowships and technical advisory missions to those who need them the most, and together contribute to the sustainable development of the maritime community.

The ensuing themes are embedded in the ITCP through the following global programmes:

  • Technical Advisory Services;
  • Support to Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries for their special shipping needs;
  • SDG 5: Strengthening the maritime sector;
  • Capacity Building and Training;
  • Partnerships and emerging issues;
  • Enhancement of maritime security;
  • IMO Member State Audit Scheme;
  • Effective implementation and enforcement of energy efficiency measures for ships;
  • Model Courses;
  • London Convention and Protocol;
  • Support to WMU and IMLI;
  • Djibouti Code of Conduct;
  • West and Central Africa Maritime Security;
  • Support for the response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Blue Economy; and
  • Support for the implementation of the technical cooperation aspects of IMO's Strategic Plan 2018-2023