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​IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey

IMO and WISTA International survey will obtain baseline data on number of women and their positions in maritime and oceans fields

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IMO launches a year of action for seafarers

The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is dedicated to seafarers, highlighting their central role in the future of shipping.

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IMO symposium highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonization

Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues.

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IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Enhanced cooperation and implementation of best practices needed to avoid, deter and report attacks threatening ships and crew.

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02 March 2021

Working together to regulate waste dumping at sea

Preventing pollution from dumping of wastes at sea relies on global frameworks, regional conventions and protocols, and national regulations. To be effective, these need to be aligned and implemented effectively. This was the subject of a recent meeting (2 March) organised by IMO's Office of the London Protocol and Ocean Affairs (OLCP&OA) and UNEP/MAP.

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02 March 2021

Peru accedes to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety

Peru has shown its support for the safety of fishing vessels and their crews by depositing its instrument of accession to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on 26 February. This makes it the 16th country to become a Contracting State to the Agreement, following in the footsteps of Croatia, which had acceded on 16 February.

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01 March 2021

Pacific hub ports concept explored for regional crew change and repatriation

The concept of “hub” ports to receive, quarantine, test for COVID-19 and potentially vaccinate seafarers in the Pacific region was explored at a recent roundtable meeting (25 February) involving representatives from States in the region, UN agencies, the shipping industry, the relevant trade union organization and the Pacific Islands Forum. 

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Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


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