Dimar ago Event Launch Parallel World Maritime Day to be held in Cartagena

During the Council 121 of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), held in London and its 174 Member States participating, the General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) made the official launch of Parallel Event World Maritime Day to be held next year in Cartagena de Indias.

The announcement was made during the opening of the Council and attendees received detailed information from it by a group of officers who are as naval aggregates in London.

The World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 will take place in Cartagena de Indias in September and will host the guidelines given by IMO, also focusing his gaze on empowering women in business; following the theme chosen for 2019, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals No 5: "Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls".

It is worth mentioning that every year, IMO assigns this distinction to countries with high potential and strongly committed to the implementation of international standards relating to maritime safety and protection of the marine environment, navigation and certification of seafarers.

World Maritime Day was established by the Board of Directors of the IMO at its thirty-eighth session, in 1978. Each year, through a different theme, it provides an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of world shipping or other aspects that the organization wants to highlight. Since 2005, it also organized an official side event in any Member State.

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