World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
15Th to 17Th September, 2019

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Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
15Th to 17Th September , 2019

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
15Th to 17Th September , 2019

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The World Maritime Day is an opportunity for the international maritime community to commemorate the efforts to preserve the safety of life at sea and the marine environment protection through international mechanisms and instruments. This significant event was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of September of each year.

Also, the International Maritime Organization confer the privilege to a country to host the Parallel Event to World Maritime Day. Therefore, in 2019 Colombia will host the Parallel Event, which aims to provide an opportunity for the IMO Member States and the different representatives of the sector to promote work on maritime safety, marine environment protection, and facilitation of international maritime transport, as indisputable elements for the proper development of maritime trade.

Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

The World Maritime Day 2019 theme will be “Empowering women in the maritime community”.

This year the invitation is to promote gender equality in the maritime community, highlighting the important role of women in a sector that has been dominated by men traditionally, and that requires the commitment of different actors in the creation of capacities and opportunities for women. The above is part of the achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically in Goal 5: “Gender equality”

Why attend?

Colombia will be the epicenter of the main meeting of the international maritime community. The great leaders of the sector will meet to discuss strategic issues and commemorate the importance of international maritime transport, facing the challenges of a constantly changing environment. You cannot miss the opportunity to know the Colombian maritime country: biodiverse, agricultural and cultural that is looking for to meeting you with open ports.

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