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UN Joint Statement Calling for Recognition of Seafarers as Key Workers

UN – Joint statement Calling on all Governments to Immediately Recognize Seafarers as Key Workers and to take swift and effective actions to eliminate obstacles to crew changes.

Released on 10 September 2020, this joint statement posits a collective request by named UN agency parties to all governments for necessary actions to be undertaken to alleviate the undue hardship experienced by key personnel when engaged in international transits for the purposes of performing work in support of essential industrial activities. This document contains a list of recommendations with which governments may assert to manage pandemic risks while recognizing the need to facilitate commerce. See the full statement here.