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  • 6 June 2018

    A vessel operating as part of the UN’s World Food Programme has been attacked in the Southern Red Sea.

  • 11 February 2015

    The UN refugee agency expressed its shock at new information emerging on the actual scale of the tragedy in the Mediterranean after Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard. Reports gathered by UNHCR from the Italian Coast Guard and the survivors in Lampedusa now suggest some 300 people are confirmed missing. They were among […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorizes UN Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast. UN Security Council Resolution 2240 (2015), adopted on October 9, authorizes UN Member States, for a period of one […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorizes UN Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast. UN Security Council Resolution 2240 (2015), adopted on October 9, authorizes UN Member States, for a period of one […]

  • 1 February 2010

    The majority of ships being hijacked off the coast of Somalia are ignoring safety advice, UN piracy experts say. Carl Salicath, chairman of the UN group on piracy, told the BBC up to 25% of vessels passing through the Gulf of Aden are ignoring the UN’s guidelines.

  • 4 April 2018

    The attack was described as a retaliation for a deadly air strike carried out by the coalition on Monday.

  • 13 May 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The call comes as the UN body gathers in London.

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    A North Korea-flagged general cargo ship Mu Du Bong and its crew have been illegally detained in Mexico since July 2014, and North Korea will undertake ”necessary measures” to release it, the country’s Deputy UN Ambassador An Myong Hun was reported by Reuters as saying. The 6,700-ton freighter ran aground and damaged a reef 7.5 miles northeast […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Carnegie Clean Energy (CCE) has been selected to lead global business in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal of affordable and clean energy.

  • 2 March 2016

    The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted the US-led resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The strengthened measures come in response to the country’s ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security,” the UN Security Council said. The new […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Storage, Technology

    The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have underscored their commitment to strengthen cooperation aimed at advancing renewable energy in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing […]

  • 7 August 2018

    UN: Keeping Hudaydah and Saleef ports critical for Yemen.

  • 23 January 2012

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met Secretary-General Ban on Friday, 20 January 2012, at UN Headquarters in New York, and discussed matters related to IMO’s work and cooperation between the UN and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat Somalia-based piracy. It was the first time the two had met after Mr. Ban’s reappointment as Secretary-General […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The international Paris Agreement to limit global warming to under 2oC this century compared to pre-industrial levels has come into force on 4 November, but UN has warned that even if the Paris pledges are fully implemented, the world is on track for a temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees this century. The world must urgently and […]

  • 13 November 2017

    The closure of Yemeni ports by the Saudi-led coalition is heating up tensions in the region as Houthi movement threatens to target commercial ships in the region as a sign of retaliation. “The battleships and oil tankers of the aggression and their movements will not be safe from the fire of Yemeni naval forces if […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Around 50% of the shipment of food to Yemen has been cut as many ships are refusing to dock at Hodeidah.

  • 10 March 2015

    Following the ”Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century,’‘ several United Nations agencies have agreed to establish a mechanism to enhance existing inter-agency communication with respect to the maritime aspects of mixed migration by sea. The intention is that the mechanism would facilitate operational-level communication between relevant agencies bilaterally and multilaterally and provide […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The international Paris Agreement to limit global warming to under 2oC this century compared to pre-industrial levels has come into force on 4 November, but UN has warned that even if the Paris pledges are fully implemented, the world is on track for a temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees this century. The world must urgently and […]

  • 22 March 2016

    The UN Security Council has decided to remove four ships from its blacklist of North Korean vessels following a request from China. The Council said on Monday that the vessels in question are not economic resources controlled or operated by North Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management and “therefore not subject to the asset freeze”. […]

  • 27 September 2009

    Wärtsilä has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and has been registered as a participant by the UN Global Compact Office. With this action Wärtsilä further consolidates its commitment to sustainable business practices, and to the compact’s underlying principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. “We wanted to express our […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that its vessel, Höegh Transporter, which is currently berthed at Mombasa, Kenya, carried a consignment of United Nations (UN) vehicles from Mumbai, India destined for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo which contained undeclared weapons. “During a cargo inspection which has taken place over the […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Adnan Amin, General Director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has met with Ban Ki-moon, General Secretary of the United Nations, to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy. The two discussed plans for UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) renewable energy day, which will be held in Paris in December, as well as IRENA’s […]