"We value maritime transport as a cost-effective and energy-efficient"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
26 September 2013
The official logo for World Maritime Day, 2013
World Maritime Day 2013: Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20
The theme was chosen in order to focus IMO’s efforts during 2013 on carrying out the commitments made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
World Maritime Day 2013 is on Thursday, 26 September. This year's World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Lima, Peru on Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3 October 2013.