Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) 30th Session

The Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) is a bipartite standing body that provides advice to the Governing Body on maritime questions including standard setting for the shipping industry. It is composed as follows: Chairman of the Governing Body; two Governing Body members (one Worker, one Employer); twenty regular shipowner members; twenty regular seafarer members; four deputy shipowner members; and four deputy seafarer members. The Standing Orders of the JMC provide guidance on how to deal with the various procedural questions that may arise in the course of the Commission's work. The single item agenda of the 30th session was follow up to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.