June 3, 2014 zoom Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with the current technical, regulatory and commercial developments.Tor Egil Svensen, CEO Maritime of DNV GL, and Neil Bellefontaine, Acting WMU President announce the new Executive Maritime Management PGD at PosidoniaThey must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. It is essential that they have up-to-date skills and comprehensive knowledge, if they are to retain their competitive edge.The World Maritime University (WMU), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Maritime Academy of DNV GL, the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society, have joined forces to offer an innovative new Postgraduate Diploma.This unique Postgraduate Diploma is designed to provide a boot camp for managers.Drawing on the strengths and expertise of both partners, it covers the most important current topics in the maritime industry, taking a blended-learning approach to operational, commercial and technical issues.The Diploma will be offered in 2015 as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning program in selected worldwide DNV GL Maritime Academies.It will also be followed by distance-learning using the latest e-education systems, which allows maximum flexibility to individual participants.
Following this morning’s closed-door session, the President of the 15-nation body, Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, told reporters that Council members “expressed their concern and the Council will continue to follow up developments on this matter.”In his comments to reporters, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said “everyone has been trying to ensure that it is dealt with peacefully.” He added that he thought the next step should be “to get the parties talking and to find a format that will be acceptable to both parties and bring them to the table to talk.”In February, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) referred the matter to the Council after its 35-nation Governing Board adopted a resolution finding the DPRK in further non-compliance with international nuclear safeguards. The text also called on Pyongyang to fully and urgently cooperate with international inspectors and to comply with its obligations under international non-proliferation treaties. Video of the Council President speaking to reporters