The theme of World Maritime Day for the year is “Women’s Empowerment in Maritime Community”. In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and to highlight the important – yet unused – contribution of women in the maritime sector.
Women’s energy promotes growth and development, benefiting emerging economies around the world and all those working in the global maritime community towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping.
Watch the video below and download the World Maritime Theme Message from IMO Secretary General Kitak Lim
Parallel Event 2019 – Colombia
The World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 took place on 15 September 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia. Read about this program here and see photos and videos.
The parallel event of World Maritime Day takes place every year in a different country. It provides a platform that brings together key actors and stakeholders in the marine community to discuss issues of mutual concern. With this year’s theme in mind, the 2019 Parallel Event will create a special focus on issues affecting marine women related to the wider marine community.