In 1995, Eric Dawicki established Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI), the nation’s first private maritime college. Today, he continues to lead the institute as President, as well as Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for the Board of Trustees. Eric Dawicki has also functioned as Chairman of the World Maritime University (WMU) Thirty-Year Sustainability Study.
In 2015, WMU committed to the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda represents an overarching plan of action for individuals and organizations dedicated to maintaining a healthy, viable planet and completely eradicating poverty on a global scale. Seventeen sustainable development goals and 169 specific targets for action were placed on the agenda, including millennium development goals that were left incomplete.
In addition to the agenda’s main goals of ending poverty and hunger in all forms, as well as achieving health and equality for all humans, the UN initiative seeks to place the planet on a more sustainable consumption and production cycle. These planetary concerns include addressing all issues related to climate change. The agenda also maintains goals for human prosperity, peace, and collaboration at the international level. To read the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in its entirety, please visit www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org.