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22 March 2024

IMO agrees possible outline for maritime “net-zero framework”

​IMO has agreed on an illustration of a possible draft outline of an “IMO net-zero framework” for cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping.

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18 March 2024

IMO to open regional office in Fiji to serve the Pacific

IMO will open its seventh Regional Presence Office, in Suva, Fiji, to serve countries and territories in the Pacific Islands region.

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06 March 2024

Statement on the attack on the True Confidence bulk carrier

IMO Secretary-General conveys condolences and renews call for collective action to protect seafarers.

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05 March 2024

Preventing and combatting violence and harassment in the maritime sector

IMO and ILO take action for preventing and combatting violence and harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault

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10 May 2024

IMO promotes safe, sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

A series of workshops held in Dhaka and Chattogram in Bangladesh has equipped up to 300 key stakeholders with essential knowledge about how to recycle ships in a safe and environmentally-sound manner. Four workshops held between April and May 2024 engaged ship managers, representatives of regulatory bodies and other stakeholders.  

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09 May 2024

Pushing for implementation of hazardous and noxious substances liability treaty

The final piece of the puzzle in the liability and compensation treaty regime for shipping will fall into place when the 2010 Convention on Liability for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS) enters into force.  

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07 May 2024

Latin American countries push coordinated work to tackle marine plastic litter

Ensuring litter does not reach the sea from shipping and fisheries in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is a key ambition for countries in Latin America. Seven countries in the region have set out their priorities for regional action, during a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil (8-12 April): the Latin America Regional Task Force Meeting and Workshop, held under the GloLitter Partnerships Project.   

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