23 September 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Hails Maritime Transport as Cost-effective Link to Support


Sustainable Development, in Message for International Observance


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s message for World Maritime Day, to be observed on 26 September:

This year’s World Maritime Day falls at an important time, as the United Nations leads the final stretch of our global campaign to address human suffering through the Millennium Development Goals while shaping a vision for the post-2015 period.  In this effort, we value maritime transport as a cost-effective and energy-efficient link in the global supply chain.  Let us use this occasion to reaffirm our commitment to optimize the management of maritime transport to support sustainable development.

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