Resolution 11 Promotion of technical co-operation
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Resolution 11 Promotion of technical co-operation

 THE CONFERENCE,

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

RECOGNIZING the importance of adequate education, training and appropriate experience for all seafarers,

NOTING the provisions of the 1995 amendments to the 1978 STCW Convention which aim at enhancing the mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of all seafarers,

RECOGNIZING FURTHER that, in some cases, there may be limited facilities for obtaining the required experience and providing specialized training programmes particularly in developing countries,

BELIEVING that the promotion of technical co-operation at an inter-governmental level will assist those States not yet having adequate expertise or facilities for providing such training and experience to implement the revised STCW Convention requirements,

  • .1 STRONGLY URGES Parties to provide, or arrange to provide, in co-operation with the International Maritime Organization, assistance to those States which have difficulty in meeting the improved requirements of the STCW Convention and which request such assistance;

  • .2 INVITES the International Maritime Organization to extend endeavours to provide States with the assistance they require and to make adequate provision for that purpose within its technical co-operation programme.


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