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2019-01-18 10:00:00

One of the great strengths of the UN system is its multi-national and multi-cultural nature. There are six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and the vast majority of international meetings throughout the UN system enjoy simultaneous interpretation into all of them. Interpreters are often the unsung heroes of international diplomacy. Last week (12-13 January) IMO hosted a meeting of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). more...


2019-01-16 11:00:00

IMO’s Polar Code helps ensure that ships operating in the harsh Arctic and Antarctic areas take into account extremes of temperature and make sure critical equipment remains operational. Draft guidance for navigation and communication equipment  for ships operating in polar waters is expected to be finalized by the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 6, 16-25 January). IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim opened the session, chaired by Mr. Ringo Lakeman (Netherlands). more...


2019-01-16 00:00:00

​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as shipping evolves, with increasing levels of technology and automation. Speaking (15 January) at the launch of a new report “Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment - the Future of Work”, Mr. Lim set out key questions that will require focus from all stakeholders: “How will the seafarer of the future manage the challenges related to an increasing level of technology and automation in maritime transport? How will the new technologies impact on the nature of jobs in the industry? What standards will seafarers be required to meet with respect to education, training and certification to qualify them for the jobs of the future?” more...




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 IMO Meetings

Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) (16/01/2019 - 25/01/2019)
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) (04/02/2019 - 08/02/2019)
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) (18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019)
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