IMO's gender and capacity-building programme has helped put in place an institutional framework to incorporate a gender dimension into IMO's policies and procedures. This has supported access to maritime training and employment opportunities for women in the maritime sector.
This toolkit has been created to support economic employers and cargo owners to fulfil their obligations to seafarers on human rights due diligence. It is a joint initiative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Since March 2020, seafarers are dealing with some strict measures caused by Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most unbelievable fact is that seafarers are being denied to go ashore when medical care is imperative. IMO issued following press briefing to inform about the release of "Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic" document with necessary measures to be taken and next steps in case support were needed.