Status of Seafarers’ Advocacy Work and Levels of Responses  Roli Talampas Secretary, United Filipino Seafarers Associate P...
Outline <ul><li>Context of advocacy work </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of advocacy for seafarers </li></ul><ul><li>Levels and f...
Context <ul><li>State of the world maritime industry- 3 Pillars (IMO-STCW 78/95, Marpol, MLC 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Shipp...
Levels and forms-1 <ul><li>Levels </li></ul><ul><li>-Global advocacy? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ To attain global uniformity in m...
Levels and forms-2 <ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues (jobs, environment, welfare health) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Problems <ul><li>Views on advocacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What shapes advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absent principal </li...
Responses <ul><li>Proportion (of response/s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue size and extent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue ...
Challenges <ul><li>Organic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal, ethical </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>[email_address] ,  [email_address]
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Status Of Seafarers’ Advocacy Work And Levels Roli Talampas

  1. 1. Status of Seafarers’ Advocacy Work and Levels of Responses Roli Talampas Secretary, United Filipino Seafarers Associate Professor University of the Philippines Manila 2 November 2007 European Filipino Migrants’ Conference Converging Filipino Diaspora Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development November 2, 2007, Amsterdam, The Nederlands
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Context of advocacy work </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of advocacy for seafarers </li></ul><ul><li>Levels and forms </li></ul><ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Responses </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context <ul><li>State of the world maritime industry- 3 Pillars (IMO-STCW 78/95, Marpol, MLC 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping and societies are inseparable not only because … fulfill a specific social purpose and to satisfy specific need of society, community or individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Lasszlo Kovats, “How flag states lost the plot over shipping’s governance. Does a ship need a sovereign?” ( Maritime Policy and Management , 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine government </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplicity of agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Manning sector </li></ul><ul><li>Competing profitably, ethically </li></ul>
  4. 4. Levels and forms-1 <ul><li>Levels </li></ul><ul><li>-Global advocacy? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ To attain global uniformity in mariner’s working conditions on-board ships, if not in pay levels, is a challenge not yet accepted, let alone met, by the international maritime community.’ </li></ul><ul><li>-- Lasszlo Kovats, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>- National and sub-national </li></ul>
  5. 5. Levels and forms-2 <ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues (jobs, environment, welfare health) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals and groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coalitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagements with policy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Problems <ul><li>Views on advocacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What shapes advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absent principal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why there is no critical mass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disparate interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How divisions create strange bedfellows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The burden of leadership </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Responses <ul><li>Proportion (of response/s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue size and extent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue relevance and implications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms of engagements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media advocacies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogs and debates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Counter-responses </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Organic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal, ethical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural and political </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>[email_address] , [email_address]

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