Tuesday 14 December, 2021
IMO sets International Day for Women in Maritime
International Day for Women in Maritime will be observed on 18 May every year.
The IMO Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May every year.
The observance will celebrate women in the industry and is intended to 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 the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.
The proposal to establish an International Day for Women in Maritime was approved by IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee (TC) in September 2021 and subsequently endorsed by the IMO Council in November 2021.
Learn more about the IMO’s Women in Maritime Programme here.
Read the IMO Assembly’s 2019 resolution on achieving a barrier free environment for women in the maritime sector here (Res. A.1147)