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IMO Council sets International Day for Women in Maritime

The IMO Council, meeting in November, decided to establish an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May every year.

Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry, promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.