IMO and WMU Deliver Workshop in Tunisia on Legal Implementation of IMO Conventions

An interactive national workshop on the legal implementation of IMO Conventions was jointly delivered by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) in Tunisia from 3-7 September 2018. The workshop trained 17 participants from the Tunisian Maritime Administration on how best to integrate newly adopted IMO instruments into national legislation. A proposed national strategy for legal implementation of IMO Conventions and related instruments was developed as an outcome of the Workshop. The training was conducted in Arabic and French by WMU Associate Professor Aref Fakhry and WMU Technical Officer Khanssa Lagdami.

WMU’s participation in the Workshop reflects its capacity building mission as well as WMU’s commitment to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and, in particular, Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Such seminars and workshops are also in line with the WMU Strategic Plan 2016-2019, in particular, strategic direction 2 focused on strengthening teaching of maritime policy and strategic direction 7 that calls for further collaboration with IMO.