10/10/2016 – How IMO’s integrated technical cooperation programme can support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is one of the key items on the agenda of the Technical Co-operation Committee, which is meeting for its 66th session (10-12 October). Several goals have particular resonance for IMO including Goal 5 (gender equality); Goal 13 (combat climate change); and Goal 14 (use of the oceans, seas and marine resources).
The Technical Co-operation Committee will also review technical cooperation activities delivered during 2015, which included 235 activities ranging from advisory and needs assessment missions and national and regional training courses through to the development of model legislation, review and updating of training packages and meetings of heads of maritime administrations.
The meeting will also consider the report of the Impact Assessment Exercise (covering the 2012-2015), which looks at the impact of capacity-building exercises on, and their relevance to, the needs of beneficiary countries. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim opened the 66th session, which is being chaired by Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub (Malaysia).