World Maritime Day
Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work.
To mark the occasion, the Secretary-General of IMO always prepares a special message and this is backed up by a paper which discusses the selected subject in greater depth. (The Secretary-General's World Maritime Day message is also available as an audio presentation in English.)
World Maritime Day 2009: Climate change: a challenge for IMO too!
World Maritime Day 2009 will be celebrated at the Organization's Headquarters, on Thursday, 24 September.
The theme for World Maritime Day 2009 is "Climate change: a challenge for IMO too!".
The 2009 World Maritime Day parallel event will be hosted by the United States.
For more information, visit the IMO's website http://www.imo.org/About/mainframe.asp?topic_id=320