There is an urgent need to tackle the systemic challenges creating human rights and welfare risks for the world’s nearly 2 million seafarers.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting crew change crisis thrust seafarers into the spotlight in 2020, raising awareness of the need to respect seafarers’ rights and welfare and to enable a safe, healthy and secure onboard work environment.
But seafarers faced difficult working conditions long before the pandemic. IHRB together with the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) in collaboration with the Rafto Foundation and RightShip, have launched Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights – A Code of Conduct and Self Assessment Tool, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders to protect the human rights and welfare of the world’s nearly two million seafarers.
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