Resolution 12 Contribution of the World Maritime University (WMU) in the achievement of enhanced standards of maritime training
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Resolution 12 Contribution of the World Maritime University (WMU) in the achievement of enhanced standards of maritime training

 THE CONFERENCE,

HAVING ADOPTED the 1995 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978,

HAVING ALSO ADOPTED resolution 11 on Promotion of technical co-operation,

BEING AWARE that many countries, in particular developing countries, may have difficulty in achieving the levels of training and assessment required by the amended convention,

RECOGNIZING the significance of the contribution of the WMU graduates, particularly in developing countries, to the implementation of the amended STCW Convention and improved standards of training, as well as to the implementation of standards incorporated in various maritime safety and pollution prevention-related conventions of the International Maritime Organization in general,

BEING ALSO AWARE that there is a continuing need for personnel in the international maritime field to have an adequate level of education and training in order to achieve the objectives of the Organization for safer shipping and cleaner oceans in a uniform and effective manner worldwide,

NOTING that this continuing need can be met by the WMU assuming a leading role for the transfer of maritime education and knowledge through its activities and the networking of advanced maritime training establishments,

  • .1 URGES the Organization to continue to:

    • .1 utilize the resources and expertise of the WMU to transfer maritime education and knowledge wherever needed, particularly in developing countries; and

    • .2 encourage and support the WMU to assume a leading role for the promotion and implementation of a network of advanced maritime training establishments;

  • .2 RECOMMENDS STRONGLY that Governments continue to support and utilize the resources of the WMU to meet their needs for highly trained maritime lecturers and administrators;

  • .3 REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to bring this resolution to the attention of the Assembly of the Organization inviting it to consider adopting a similar resolution.


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