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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement

Secretary-General's message on World Maritime Day

New York, 26 September 2013

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.


Statements on 26 September 2013