The World Maritime Day theme for the year is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important – yet under-utilized – contribution of women within the maritime sector.
List of events
A series of activities and events will be held during 2019 related to the theme Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. Events will include (further details will be made available in due course):
• 7 or 8 March – Special event in conjunction with the celebration of International Women’s Day, including commemoration of thirty years of IMO’s Women in Maritime Programme.
• 4-5 April – 3rd International conference on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community at the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden. Read more.
• 24 June – Special event to be held in connection with the 69th sesssion of IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee.
• 15-17 September – World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia.
• 26 September – Celebration of World Maritime Day at IMO Headquarters, including special event.
Member Governments and international organizations are encouraged to organize events throughout the year to highlight the World Maritime Day theme.
Parallel Event 2019 The World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, 15-17 September 2019.