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Partnership to promote sustainable maritime transport in Asia-Pacific

Source: IMO The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The agreement will help promote sustainable maritime transport through a range of capacity-building and knowledge partnership activities in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement brings together IMO, the United Nations maritime agency which sets global standards for safe, secure, efficient and environment-friendly international shipping, and ESCAP, the UN regional commission for the Asia-Pacific region, which provides a regional intergovernmental platform and think-tank, generating action-oriented knowledge, and by providing technical assistance and capacity-building services in support of national development objectives, regional agreements and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday (12 September) by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and ESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana. (Photos) “This strategic partnership, combining IMO’s global mandate and outreach and ESCAP’s experience and expertise in supporting its regional partners, is expected to contribute a great deal to sustainable maritime transport and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Secretary-General Lim. As part of the United Nations family, IMO and ESCAP are actively working towards the 2030 Agenda

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