UN SDG 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Since its founding in 1983, the University has provided an important forum for the interaction of future leaders and practitioners involved in global maritime and ocean governance. State and non-State actors come together at WMU to learn about and appreciate different perspectives on global problems and to collectively seek sustainable solutions. In a joint educational initiative with Maersk Line, WMU developed a course that was delivered in 2016 and focused on business integrity issues and corruption awareness. A mentoring component of the course further amplified efforts to promote good governance by combating corruption in the shipping sector. The University’s commitments in this area relate in particular to the following Targets:

16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development