Global governance

Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, reveals the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report.

ICC publishes updated marketing communications guidelines for business

As digital marketing practices have become more prominent, ICC is calling for extended responsibility throughout the advertising ecosystem and has published updated frameworks on food and beverage, alcohol, and environmental marketing communications, providing practical guidance to business and helping to protect consumers from false and misleading claims.