World Maritime Day is seen on September 24 to stamp the commitment of global oceanic businesses towards the economy of the world particularly transportation. Consistently the International Maritime Organization (IMO) observes World Maritime Day. The specific date is left to singular Governments in any case, it is normally commended during the most recent week in September, by and large the last Thursday of the month.
World Maritime Day centers around the significance of transportation wellbeing, oceanic security, and the marine condition. It means to bring issues to light about the significance of transportation wellbeing, sea security, and the marine condition.
Theme of World Maritime Day:
The theme for 2020 World Maritime Day is “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”. This theme is to zero in on giving a chance to bring issues to light of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The transportation business, with the help of the IMO administrative structure, has just begun the change towards this manageable future.
In the midst of the Covid-19 the day will be commended as an online occasion, because of social separating measures brought about by the pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has featured the demonstrable skill and penance of the 2,000,000 sailors who serve on the world’s vendor armada.
Delivery has kept on moving over 80% of world exchange, including essential clinical supplies, food, and other fundamental merchandise that are basic for the Covid-19. A huge number of sailors face a philanthropic emergency as they have been abandoned adrift, unfit to get off the boats they work with contracts stretched out by numerous months.
History of World Maritime Day:
The world depends on a protected, secure, and productive worldwide transportation industry, which is a basic part of any program for future supportable green monetary development in a reasonable way. Worldwide transportation ships in excess of 80 percent of worldwide exchange to people groups and networks everywhere on the world. World Maritime Day was first hung on March 17, 1978, to stamp the date of the IMO Convention’s entrance into power in 1958.
The IMO’s unique name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) yet the name was changed in 1982 to IMO. Delivery is the most productive and financially savvy technique for worldwide transportation for most merchandise; it gives a trustworthy, minimal effort methods for shipping merchandise internationally, encouraging trade, and assisting with making flourishing among countries and people groups.
The enrollment of IMO incorporates for all intents and purposes all the countries of the world with an enthusiasm for sea undertakings, incorporating those engaged with the delivery business and seaside states with an enthusiasm for ensuring their sea condition.
IMO towards Sustainable Future
The IMO administrative structure has begun the progress in the delivery business towards a maintainable future. The association has embraced to create measures to actualize the Ballast Water Management Convention, address the difficulties of the digitalization of delivery, cut ozone depleting substance discharges (GHG), diminish marine litter, improve the productivity of transportation through the electronic trade of data, lessen the sulfur substance of boats’ fuel oil, ensure the polar locales, and upgrade ladies’ cooperation in the sea network.
IMO has additionally deliberately prepared to exhibit the association’s commitment to the SDGs. The move is in accordance with the methodology spread out in the IMO Secretariat’s SDGs Strategy. It likewise attempts to follow up on undiscovered chances of innovations, new organizations, and account for the future advantage of the delivery business and mankind.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In the year 2015, 193 nations, including the UN Member states, received the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda calls all the nations for activity to kill neediness and accomplish feasible improvement before the finish of 2030. The SDGs are chances to change the world to improve things and abandon nobody. SDG 14 is fundamental to IMO, parts of the Organization’s work can be connected to all individual SDGs.
As a component of the UN, IMO is effectively moving in the direction of accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related SDGs. Likewise, the vast majority of the components of the 2030 Agenda will be acknowledged uniquely with a reasonable vehicle part supporting world exchange and encouraging the worldwide economy. IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee has officially endorsed linkages between the Organization’s specialized help work and the SDGs.