Seas of Transition: Setting a Course For the Future
The World Maritime University is pleased to host this unique online conference that brings together, for the first time, the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) with all three of its Special Interest Groups: International Conference on Engine Room Simulators (ICERS), International Maritime English Conference (IMEC), and International Navigation Simulator Lecturers’ Conference (INSLC). The Conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of ideas on issues facing maritime education and training (MET) in the present era of rapid change in the global maritime community, with a view to harnessing the past to navigate the future.
Learn more and register at: https://conferences.wmu.se/imla2021/
World Maritime Day
World Maritime Day 2020
"Seafarers: at the core of shipping's future" is the 2021 World Maritime Day theme. The theme reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarers' vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.
About World Maritime Day
World Maritime Day was first held in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Celebrations are held throughout the world to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. World Maritime Day celebrations are usually held during the last week in September.
Since 2005, in addition to the official IMO celebrations held at IMO Headquarters in London, there has been a Parallel Event hosted by a Member State.
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United Nations Day
On 24 October, United Nations Day is celebrated around the world. It is an opportunity to reflect on the organization’s work on behalf of humanity, including on urgent challenges such as alleviating poverty and hunger, defending human rights and addressing the need for bold climate action.
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
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