25 sept 2018
The IMO is encouraging countries to develop a maritime transport strategy, highlighting that maritime transport is a central part of the “blue economy” which has enormous potential to promote economic growth and improve peoples’ lives while addressing many of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
A newly launched video explains what a national maritime transport policy is and how it can give a country the tools it needs to become an effective participant in the maritime sector. Through its Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme, the IMO organizes activities to assist countries develop their policies. In conjunction with the World Maritime University, it has developed a training package for government officials and other senior personnel, which is being rolled out globally, along with the video.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all. They address global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals are hoped to be achieved by 2030.