World Maritime Day 2011
Piracy: Orchestrating the response
Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The day is used 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 2011 will be observed during the week of 26 to 30 September. At the Organization’s Headquarters, the Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 29 September 2011.
The Action Plan to promote the 2011 World Maritime Day theme was launched on 3 February 2011.
The 2011 World Maritime Day parallel event will be celebrated in Rome, Italy (date to be confirmed).