World Maritime Theme 2020
Thursday, 24 September 2020
"Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet" is the World Maritime theme for 2020. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showcase the work that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States are undertaking to achieve the targets.
World Maritime Day 2020 - IMO Secretary-General's message
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Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
UN Sustainable Development Goals
This Agenda calls for action by all countries to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide – and the SDGs are seen as an opportunity to transform the world for the better and leave no one behind.
As part of the United Nations family, IMO is actively working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated SDGs. Indeed, most of the elements of the 2030 Agenda will only be realized with a sustainable transport sector supporting world trade and facilitating global economy. IMO's Technical Cooperation Committee has formally approved linkages between the Organization's technical assistance work and the SDGs.
While SDG 14 is central to IMO, aspects of the Organization's work can be linked to all individual SDGs.
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