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IMO: World Maritime Day 2019 to raise gender equality awareness

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will provide an
opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality at this
year’s World Maritime Day with the “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the
theme would also highlight the important, yet under-utilized, contribution of
women within the maritime sector.
It gives IMO the opportunity to work with various maritime stakeholders
to foster an environment in which women are identified and selected for career
development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime
training institutes and to encourage more conversation for gender equality in
the maritime space.
“Empowering women fuels thriving economies across the world, spurs
growth and development, and benefits everyone working in the global maritime
community in the drive towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable
IMO’s Kitack Lim earlier said.
series of activities and events will be held during 2019 related to the theme
Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.

will include the 3rd International conference on Empowering Women in the
Maritime Community at the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, to be held
in April, World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia, and
Celebration of World Maritime Day at IMO Headquarters, both scheduled in
World Maritime News.

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