Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA International congratulates the International Maritime Organization on World Maritime Day

September 24, 2020

24 September 2020

Today we celebrate the World Maritime Day 2020 ‘Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet’ and reflect on the opportunities but also on our responsibilities in building a sustainable future for the maritime industries. On this day, we also reflect on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address the challenges we currently face, among them gender inequality, climate change, poverty, peace and justice.

To commemorate the day, WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou sent a congratulatory message  to H.E, the IMO Secretary-General Mr Kitack Lim, on behalf of the Association, mentioning among others:

“Sustainability, as we all know, is not a short-term measure. It needs a strong commitment by all stakeholders in order to create long-term value. Sustainability in shipping, in particular, is about collaboration within our community and our relationship with the oceans. It is about environmental stewardship and diversity being recognised as tools for a successful future.

On behalf of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, I congratulate the International Maritime Organization on this World Maritime Day and reiterate our commitment to continue to support, encourage and applaud efforts focused on our most important resources: people and the planet.”

Please follow the link below to read about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:


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