UN calls for shipping ‘propulsion revolution’ to avoid ‘environmental disaster’

If emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, we are headed for “an environmental disaster”, Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the UN trade body, UNCTAD, told the Global Maritime Forum summit on Wednesday.

FROM THE FIELD: Stopping aquatic hitchhikers to safeguard environments at sea

A plan to protect the global marine environment from the dangers of non-indigenous invasive aquatic species has been launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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UN chief appeals for solidarity with CAR

The international community has been urged by the UN Secretary-General to show solidarity with the Central African Republic (CAR) in order to rebuild the country and reduce the suffering of its people.

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On World Day, UN spotlights role of maritime transport as backbone of global economy

The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today's global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meeting the challenges of the sustainable development agenda, top UN officials declared today, as the international community marked World Maritime Day.

New UN trade report spotlights links between maritime transport and sustainability

The 2015 Review of Maritime Transport, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), underscored the role of maritime transport in helping implement a workable international sustainable development agenda.

Women “an unused resource” in shipping

Women are “an unused resource” in the shipping industry, a resource which should be tapped if the industry is to expand.

That’s according to Lee Adamson, from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Anaemic growth for shipping industry amid ‘stumbling’ global economy – UN report

The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the “stumbling” progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announced today as it presented its latest report on the “volatile and gloomy” state of the shipping industry.

On World Maritime Day, UN urges ratification of conventions to protect global seaways

The implementation of measures ensuring shipping safety, maritime security and the protection of the marine environment can only be guaranteed if Member States ratify conventions enshrined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations officials said today.

Marking World Maritime Day, Ban spotlights role of transport in sustainable development

Marking the occasion of World Maritime Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of optimal management of maritime transport to support sustainable development.

On International Day, UN spotlights invaluable contribution of world’s seafarers

The United Nations maritime agency is celebrating the International Day of the Seafarer today with a campaign that harnesses the power of social media to highlight the sheer diversity and scale of products used in everyday life that travel by sea, and to recognize the more than 1.5 million people worldwide who deliver them.