Comité de Cooperación Técnica de la OMI

The Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the International Maritime Organization of London, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, is participating in the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee, the body that oversees the capacity-building program of the renowned international organization and is responsible for the implementation of technical cooperation projects.

This important IMO Technical Cooperation Committee aims to address such important issues for the maritime world, such as:

  1. The adoption of a forward-looking strategy for IMO technical cooperation activities.
  2. The implementation of the Integrated Technical Cooperation Program (or PICT) in a COVID and hopefully post-COVID world.
  3. The revision of the regional presence scheme geographically and functionally.

Likewise, the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee in which Ambassador Nvono-Ncá is participating will continue work on the development of SMART indicators for data collection within the IMO’s technical cooperation mandate, in support of the 2030 Agenda. for Sustainable Development. This will include the reestablishment of a task force to advance this important issue.

IMO Technical Cooperation Committee focused on COVID-19

In his welcoming address, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim said that “despite the enormous challenges caused by the pandemic, the world’s 1.2 million seafarers have kept global supply chains moving. and essential personal protective equipment, medical supplies and food have been delivered to keep supermarkets stocked, while many countries were effectively paralyzed. ‘

Despite the enormous challenges caused by the pandemic, the world’s 1.2 million seafarers have kept global supply chains moving.

Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General

IMO, together with other United Nations organizations, continues to take steps to address the serious problems that have arisen during this crisis. In this context, it is tremendously important that governments designate seafarers as key workers and take a comprehensive multi-agency approach to facilitate crew changes as well as vaccination of seafarers regardless of nationality.

Throughout this week, the Representative of Equatorial Guinea is participating in the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee, essential to ensure the Organization supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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