Secretary-General's Speeches to Meetings

Title Date
​Facilitation Committee (FAL 44), 28 September - 2 October 2020 (opening remarks) 27/09/2020
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) - 2nd extraordinary session, 16-18, 21 September 2020, (closing remarks) 20/09/2020
Extraordinary Session of All Committees (ALCOM), 16-18, 21 September 2020 (opening remarks) 15/09/2020
Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 7th session, 2-6 March 2020 (opening remarks) 02/03/2020
2020 Tacitus Lecture, Guildhall, London, United Kingdom (video and transcript) 27/02/2020
Flagship conference European Shipping Week 2020 - Challenges and opportunities affecting the maritime industry and IMO's role 20/02/2020
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 7), 17 to 21 February 2020 (opening remarks) 17/02/2020
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 7), 3-7 February 2020 (opening address) 03/02/2020
Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7), 15-24 January 2020 (opening address) 15/01/2020
Assembly 31st session, 25 November-4 December 2019 (opening address) 25/11/2019
World Maritime University Graduation 2019 03/11/2019
Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (closing of Ministerial Segment) 20/10/2019
Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (opening address) 20/10/2019
Symposium on IMO 2020 and alternative fuels 16/10/2019
London Convention 41 / London Protocol 14 closing remarks 10/10/2019
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Cartagena, Colombia: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" (opening remarks) 15/09/2019
London International Shipping Week Headline Conference 11/09/2019
London International Shipping Week: ICS - Setting the course for 2050: Powering the global trade 10/09/2019
WISTA/Inmarsat panel during London International Shipping Week on "Digitalization and Diversity" 09/09/2019
London Stock Exchange Market Open Ceremony 08/09/2019
Greenland Roundtable discussion with local authorities and stakeholders Ilulissat 26/08/2019
Council, 122nd session, 15-19 July 2019 (closing remarks) 18/07/2019
Council, 122nd session, 15-19 July 2019 (opening remarks) 14/07/2019
Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments, III 6, 1-5 July (opening remarks) 30/06/2019
Technical Commitee (TC), 69 session, 25-27 June 2019 (closing remarks) 26/06/2019
IMLI 30th anniversary event, IMO Headquarters 24/06/2019
Technical Cooperation Committee (TC), 69th session, 25-27 June 2019 (opening speech) 23/06/2019
17TH World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) annual international conference 16/06/2019
IMLI Graduation 2019 14/06/2019
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101 session, 5-14 June 2019 (closing remarks) 13/06/2019
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101 session, 5-14 June 2019 (opening remarks) 04/06/2019
Nor-Shipping 2019 - The sustainable development of a ‘blue economy’ 03/06/2019
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 74th session, 13-17 May 2019 (closing remarks) 16/05/2019
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 74th session, 13-17 May 2019 (opening address) 12/05/2019
International seminar on ship recycling - towards the early entry into force of the Hong Kong convention (IMO Headquarters, London) 09/05/2019
Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6) (opening remarks) 28/04/2019
Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), China 24/04/2019
Facilitation Committee, 43rd session (closing remarks) 11/04/2019
Special event on women, ports and facilitation 09/04/2019
Facilitation Committee, 43rd session (opening remarks) 07/04/2019
Legal Committee, 106th session, 27-29 March 2019 (opening speech) 27/03/2019
European Community Shipowners Association seminar, Brussels, Belgium 07/03/2019
10th IPTA-Navigate Chemical and Product Tanker Conference 05/03/2019
High-Level Symposium on International Maritime Developments in the Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica 27/02/2019
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6), 18-22 February 2019 (opening address) 18/02/2019
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 6), 4-8 February 2019 (closing remarks) 08/02/2019
9th Edition of the e-Navigation Underway International Conference - “Paving the Way for a Digital Maritime World” Copenhagen, Denmark 06/02/2019
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 6), 4-8 February 2019 (opening address) 04/02/2019
Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 5th session, 16-25 January 2019 (closing remarks) 25/01/2019
Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 5th session, 16-25 January 2019 (opening address) 16/01/2019
Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya - statement, plenary session 26/11/2018
Sustainable Blue Economy conference - Sub-theme - Smart Shipping, Ports, Transportation and Global Connectivity 26/11/2018
Welcome Address, IMO Side Event at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 26/11/2018
Council, 21st session, 19-23 November 2018 (closing remarks) 23/11/2018
Sea Traffic Management Conference 13/11/2018
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session, 22-26 October 2018 (opening address) 21/10/2018
Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, 4th meeting 15-19 October 2018 (opening remarks) 14/10/2018
Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments, 5th session, 24-28 September 2018 (opening remarks) 23/09/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (closing remarks), Georgia 12/09/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (opening keynote address), Georgia 12/09/2018
Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), 5th session 10-14 September 2018 (opening address) 09/09/2018
Ceremony of IMO’s 70th Anniversary, Islamic Republic of Iran 07/09/2018
Brazilian Naval War College 19/07/2018
Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), 5th session, 16-20 July 2018 (opening address) 15/07/2018
Global Green Maritime Forum, China 10/07/2018
Maritime Day of China Forum 10/07/2018
Dalian University, China 09/07/2018
Council, 120th session, 2-5 July 2018 (closing remarks) 04/07/2018
Seatrade Awards 2018 28/06/2018
International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) Congress 2018 24/06/2018
Technical Cooperation Committee (TC), 68th session, 18-20 June 2018 (closing remarks) 19/06/2018
Technical Cooperation Committee (TC), 68th session, 18-20 June 2018 (opening address) 17/06/2018
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Szczecin, Poland 12/06/2018
Symposium on port security operations 11/06/2018
IMO Special Event on Ports 10/06/2018
IMLI Graduation 2018 08/06/2018
Facilitation Committee (FAL 42), 5-8 June 2018 (opening address) 04/06/2018
6th Analyst & Investor Capital Link Shipping Forum (part of Posidonia 2018 seminars) 03/06/2018
Posidonia 2018 - opening address 03/06/2018
Cyprus Shipping Chamber Annual General Meeting 30/05/2018
IALA Conference, keynote speech - 'Successful voyages, Sustainable planet – A New Era for Marine Aids to Navigation in a Connected World' 26/05/2018
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 99th session 16-25 May 2018 (closing remarks) 24/05/2018
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 99th session 16-25 May 2018 (opening address) 15/05/2018
IMO 70 Forum - better shipping for a better future 14/05/2018
International Workshop on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships and IMO regulations 13/05/2018
WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018 - Inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute 07/05/2018
WMU Board of Governors/WMU 35th Anniversary Dinner 06/05/2018
​Singapore, Green Shipping Blue Business Conference - "Green shipping. Blue Business. Moving forward together" 25/04/2018
2nd Maritime Administrators' Forum, Singapore - IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future 24/04/2018
Legal Committee, 105th session, 23-25 April 2018 (opening address) 22/04/2018
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 (closing remarks) 12/04/2018
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 (opening address) 08/04/2018
Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, 3rd meeting 3-6 April 2018 (opening remarks) 02/04/2018
Interspill Conference and Exhibition - opening remarks 13/03/2018
Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 5th session, 12-16 March 2018 (opening address) 12/03/2018
Offshore Arabia 2018 - Keynote address 28/02/2018
Finnish Transport Safety Agency 22/02/2018
Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 5th session, 19-23 February 2018 (opening address) 19/02/2018
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Seminar on LRIT 15/02/2018
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 5th session, 5-9 February 2018 (opening address) 05/02/2018