Maritime Anti-Corruption Network Links to SDGs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 19, 2019

Pic: MACN

Pic: MACN

The activities of Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)  align closely with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the definitive, internationallyrecognized framework for sustainable development through to 2030.

In its 2018 Annual Report, MACN said that this  alignment allows  to track and communicate its progress in a manner that resonates with governments, businesses, funding bodies, and local and international stakeholders.

Member companies can also connect with their own stakeholders by reporting on how their participation in MACN contributes to progress on the SDGs.

In 2017, MACN mapped its impact and links to the implementation of the SDGs. During 2018, MACN’s contributions to the SDGs became increasingly evident through its various activities.

Through the nature of its operations, MACN is a good example of SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), while tackling corruption has a strong alignment to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

Further, at a macro level, corruption in the maritime sector constitutes a non-tariff trade barrier that is driving up trade costs and impeding economic and social development, particularly in developing countries where trade costs are the highest.

Expanding opportunities for low and middleincome countries to participate in trade by reducing corruption in the maritime supply chain is essential to further integrate these countries into global value chains and attract much-needed capital, technology, and know-how.

At a micro level, we have created a better work environment for seafarers sailing some of the trade lanes where MACN has taken actions, for example in the Suez Canal where MACN has successfully implemented a “Say No” collective action campaign.

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