28 November 2024 –  Marking two years since the publication of the Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights Code of Conduct and accompanying Self-Assessment Questionnaire, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative held the second annual ‘SEAFAIRER’ roundtable in Singapore on 28th November 2023. The event, held under Chatham house rules, was co-hosted by Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Mission to Seafarers, with support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore.

This annual event brought seafarers and seafarers’ welfare/rights organisations together with charterers, shipowners, ship managers & operators, cargo owners, unions, government and others to to discuss how to tackle the most pressing seafarer welfare challenges, and to review developments in the Code of Conduct implementation.

Read the event summary on IHRB’s website.