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 and women in maritime.
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 shipping needs
Women in maritime
Capacity-building and training
Enhancement of maritime security
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Maritime development and the Blue Economy
Promotion of the London Protocol
Djibouti Code of Conduct
West and Central Africa Maritime Security