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IMO has, over the years, built up an enviable track record for developing and adopting new international conventions, some 53 in all, aimed at ensuring that international shipping keeps up to date with technical and technological advances in safety, that it addresses the ever increasing number of environmental challenges and concerns of Member Governments and that it facilitates the payment of compensation in appropriate situations.
 
Nevertheless, adoption alone is only the first step of the treaty-making process; to be effective, adoption must be followed by entry into force and, subsequently, widespread implementation of the measures put in place by the conventions.

 

Events
The traditional diplomatic reception to celebrate the Day will be held at IMO Headquarters on 25 September 2014.

World Maritime Day Parallel Event
The World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Morocco (date to be announced).
 

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