IMO Press Briefings

A humanitarian crisis at sea: all United Nations Member States must resolve the crew change crisis (Mon, 14 Sep 2020)
UN agencies and programmes involved in the maritime sector, human rights, trade, travel and transportation have called on all UN Member States to take urgent action to resolve the humanitarian crew change crisis faced by seafarers.
>> Read More

Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis, insists IMO Secretary-General (Tue, 08 Sep 2020)
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim calls on Governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis, ahead of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
>> Read More

2021 World Maritime theme – "Seafarers: at the core of shippingʹs future" (Fri, 21 Aug 2020)
World Maritime theme for 2021 reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarersʹ vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.
>> Read More

IMO helping to mitigate the impacts of MV Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius (Mon, 17 Aug 2020)
IMO continues to support international efforts to respond to the oil spill in Mauritius, following the break up of the MV Wakashio.
>> Read More