To address the gender gap in the maritime, ports, fishing and related industries, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that the theme of World Maritime Day 2019 will be “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. Since being founded in 1983 under the auspices of the IMO, the World Maritime University (WMU) has been committed to the advancement of women. From 4-5 April 2019, WMU will host its Third International Women’s Conference on the theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
Governments, industry including the maritime, port, ocean and fishing sectors, UN agencies, academia, research institutes, NGOs, indigenous communities, media and WMU/IMLI alumni
Fishing & Seafood Harvesting
Recognizing that all the goals are interrelated and indivisible, the conference is a call for action in support of achieving, in particular, Goal 5 focused on gender equality.