ILO Maritime Labour convention on June 23
PANJIM, JUNE 18, 2008 — The conference on the ‘ILO Maritime Labour Convention ’08 will take place in Goa, on June 23, at the International Centre, Dona Paula, Panjim.
The ICSW (International Committee Seafarer’s Welfare) adopted a 4-year seafarer’s welfare development programme for South Asia addressing key issues including regional cooperation and networking, promotion and practical implementation of the ILO instruments of seafarer’s welfare, training of welfare workers, development and maintenance of facilities and services, raising awareness and advocacy, communication, health and fitness of seafarers’, welfare assistance for seafarer’s and their families, ship visiting and access to ships.
Stakeholders of the Shipping Industry from India, Sri lanka Bangladesh and Pakistan will discuss the way forward to implement the MLC 2006 which these countries and all Seafaring Nations had adopted in Geneva on February 23, 2006.
Speakers from Maritime Section International Labour Organization (ILO), International transport federation (ITF), International Christian maritime organization (ICMA) and International Sailor Society will attend .
This will be followed by 5th Regional Welfare Committee Meeting (RWC) at the Sun and Sand Resort Hotel, in Panjim on the June 24 and 25.