Speeches by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Title Date
London International Shipping Week - Headline Conference – Reframing Risk in a Complex Market 13/09/2023
IMLI graduation address June 2023 30/06/2023
Malaysia Day of the Seafarer Event 2023 24/06/2023
Malaysia Green Shipping Conference 2023 22/06/2023
WMU 40th Anniversary 20/06/2023
Korea Maritime Week IDWIM 14/06/2023
Korea Maritime Week Ministerial Conference 14/06/2023
World Oceans Day 2023 07/06/2023
Global Conference of the IMO Women in Maritime Associations 18/05/2023
Regional Conference: Seizing Opportunities for Green Shipping in the Asia and the Pacific 16/05/2023
Viet Nam ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group Meeting 2023 10/05/2023
Viet Nam ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group Meeting - IDWM 2023 09/05/2023
Singapore Maritime Week Accelerating Decarbonization Conference 27/04/2023
Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) International Shipping Forum 2023:Blue and Safe Shipping 26/04/2023
Singapore Maritime Week - Denmark/ Panama Event: Roundtable on Accelerating the Green Transition of Shipping through Global IMO Regulation 25/04/2023
Singapore Maritime Week - Opening Ceremony - Keynote address 24/04/2023
Our Ocean side event 03/03/2023
Our Ocean Forum - MARITIME SECURITY: Actions for Innovative, Sustainable, Safe and Secure Maritime Transportation 03/03/2023
Unlocking Opportunities for Green Shipping in Africa 15/02/2023
Symposium on measures for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from shipping - Türkiye 06/02/2023
Maritime Single Window 2024 – A window of opportunities 18/01/2023
COP 15 - Biodiversity - UN EMG Heads of Agencies Dialogue 15/12/2022
UNCLOS 40th anniversary event 28/11/2022
Nigeria International Maritime Summit 21/11/2022
Saudi International Maritime Forum 15/11/2022
COP 27 - Future Fuels (IMO-UNCTAD-IRENA-World Bank) 10/11/2022
IMO Awards ceremony 2022 02/11/2022
WMU Graduation Ceremony, Malmö, Sweden 31/10/2022
WISTA International Conference 27/10/2022
G20 Side Event: International Conference on Shipping Decarbonization - Indonesia 27/10/2022
Second IMO Symposium on low- and zero-carbon fuels for shipping: "Ensuring a just and inclusive transition towards low-carbon shipping" 21/10/2022
CMI Antwerp Conference 18/10/2022
2022 World Maritime Day Parallel Event, South Africa (closing) 14/10/2022
2022 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (opening) 12/10/2022
Maritime Cyprus 2022 10/10/2022
Malta Maritime Summit 04/10/2022
50 years since the adoption of the London Convention 03/10/2022
REMPEC new premises inauguration 03/10/2022
Signing of MOU with Commonwealth Secretariat 29/09/2022
Closing remarks - IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum 2022 29/09/2022
IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum 2022 (opening) 28/09/2022
Naples Shipping Week 26/09/2022
International Marine Debris Conference, closing session 23/09/2022
Korea Maritime Week - opening ceremony 21/09/2022
Korea Maritime Week, Ministerial Conference, Keynote Speech 21/09/2022
International Marine Debris Conference, Busan, Republic of Korea 19/09/2022
Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec) 2022 07/09/2022
SMM 2022 Hamburg, Germany 06/09/2022
IMO action against wildlife trafficking in international maritime supply chains 12/07/2022
IMLI graduation 2022 01/07/2022
Global partnerships: Strengthening SDG 14 efforts in the shipping and fisheries sectors through a science-based, multi-tiered approach 28/06/2022
Djibouti Code of Conduct – High Level meeting - Dubai 28/06/2022
Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum UN Ocean Conference 28/06/2022
Ocean-based climate solutions in action – from offshore renewable energy to a clean, resilient maritime sector: Side Event - UN Ocean Conference 2022 27/06/2022
2022 United Nations Ocean Conference Interactive Dialogue 1: Addressing marine pollution 27/06/2022
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) 20th anniversary high-level conference 16/06/2022
25th International Maritime Pilots’ Association Congress 14/06/2022
8th Ecosperity Week, Singapore 2022 08/06/2022
World Gas Conference 26/05/2022
International Day for Women in Maritime Symposium 18/05/2022
IAPH Conference 16/05/2022
FSO SAFER message 11/05/2022
IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Conference 2022 06/04/2022
ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2022 05/04/2022
Nor-Shipping Ocean Leadership Conference 04/04/2022
UNGC High Level meeting on Ocean 04/04/2022
Launch of Maritime SheEO leadership accelerator programme 08/03/2022
One Ocean Summit - Greening Maritime Corridors Forum: From R&D to zero emission ships 10/02/2022
Maritime Symposium La Rochelle 09/02/2022
Annual IMO Awards 2021 06/12/2021
Keynote address at second MaritimeSheEO conference 25/11/2021
IMO’s commitment to decarbonise shipping through concerted international action 09/11/2021
ICS Shaping the future of shipping conference 06/11/2021
International Maritime Hub - Glasgow 02/11/2021
Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit 26/10/2021
UN Sustainable Transport Conference - Sustainable transport and connectivity 15/10/2021
WISTA Conference 2021 14/10/2021
World Maritime Day 2021 Webinar "Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future" 30/09/2021
IMO-UNEP-Norway Zero and Low Emission Innovation Forum 27/09/2021
Global Covid Summit 2021 22/09/2021
SRI Conference - Special protection for seafarers 16/09/2021
LISW Conference 15/09/2021
​Launch of The Association Of Women In Maritime Of West And Central Africa ​(WIMOWCA) 23/07/2021
Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum (GOG-MCF/SHADE) 14/07/2021
World Ports Conference Keynote: Implementing the IMO GHG Strategy 25/06/2021
G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea London Technical Plenary 24/06/2021
Capital Link keynote address 08/06/2021
P4G Seoul Summit Green Future Sessions: Oceans 26/05/2021
Petersberg Climate Dialogue Turning the tides Setting shipping on course 06/05/2021
International Delegates Day 25 April 25/04/2021
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace - 24 April 24/04/2021
IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Conference 23/04/2021
Women in maritime Australia 18/03/2021
Pakistan 9th international maritime 13/02/2021
IMO Symposium on alternative fuels 09/02/2021
Maritime SHE EO 23/11/2020
Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC) 17/11/2020
World Economic Forum - Transport Day of the Race to Zero Dialogues 11/11/2020
FIN SMART roundtable launch 27/10/2020
Future of Shipping: Digitalization. Maritime Perspectives Series - jointly organised by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) 08/10/2020
COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis - World Maritime Day - 24 September 2020 Event on the margins of the UN General Assembly High Level Week 24/09/2020
IMO Singapore Webinar - Future of Shipping – Decarbonization 17/09/2020
IMO International Law Institute (IMLI) virtual graduation ceremony 2020 03/09/2020
​Prologue to Maritime Perspectives: Digital Connectivity & Data Standards – Singapore online event series 28/07/2020
UK-hosted virtual Maritime Summit on Crew Changes 09/07/2020
Webinar "Seafarers are Key Workers: Essential to Shipping, Essential to the World" 26/06/2020
Capital Link Operational Excellence Digital Forum - keynote speech 16/06/2020
Statement on piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea 10/06/2020
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
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) 21/10/2019
Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (opening address) 21/10/2019
Symposium on IMO 2020 and alternative fuels 17/10/2019
London Convention 41 / London Protocol 14 closing remarks 11/10/2019
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Cartagena, Colombia: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" (opening remarks) 16/09/2019
London International Shipping Week Headline Conference 12/09/2019
London International Shipping Week: ICS - Setting the course for 2050: Powering the global trade 11/09/2019
WISTA/Inmarsat panel during London International Shipping Week on "Digitalization and Diversity" 10/09/2019
London Stock Exchange Market Open Ceremony 09/09/2019
Greenland Roundtable discussion with local authorities and stakeholders Ilulissat 27/08/2019
IMLI 30th anniversary event, IMO Headquarters 25/06/2019
17TH World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) annual international conference 17/06/2019
IMLI Graduation 2019 15/06/2019
Nor-Shipping 2019 - The sustainable development of a ‘blue economy’ 04/06/2019
International seminar on ship recycling - towards the early entry into force of the Hong Kong convention (IMO Headquarters, London) 10/05/2019
Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), China 25/04/2019
Special event on women, ports and facilitation 10/04/2019
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
9th Edition of the e-Navigation Underway International Conference - “Paving the Way for a Digital Maritime World” Copenhagen, Denmark 06/02/2019
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
Sea Traffic Management Conference 13/11/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (closing remarks), Georgia 13/09/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (opening keynote address), Georgia 13/09/2018
Ceremony of IMO’s 70th Anniversary, Islamic Republic of Iran 08/09/2018
Brazilian Naval War College 20/07/2018
Global Green Maritime Forum, China 11/07/2018
Maritime Day of China Forum 11/07/2018
Dalian University, China 10/07/2018
Seatrade Awards 2018 29/06/2018
International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) Congress 2018 25/06/2018
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Szczecin, Poland 13/06/2018
Symposium on port security operations 12/06/2018
IMO Special Event on Ports 11/06/2018
IMLI Graduation 2018 09/06/2018
6th Analyst & Investor Capital Link Shipping Forum (part of Posidonia 2018 seminars) 04/06/2018
Posidonia 2018 - opening address 04/06/2018
Cyprus Shipping Chamber Annual General Meeting 31/05/2018
IALA Conference, keynote speech - 'Successful voyages, Sustainable planet – A New Era for Marine Aids to Navigation in a Connected World' 27/05/2018
IMO 70 Forum - better shipping for a better future 15/05/2018
International Workshop on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships and IMO regulations 14/05/2018
WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018 - Inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute 08/05/2018
WMU Board of Governors/WMU 35th Anniversary Dinner 07/05/2018
​Singapore, Green Shipping Blue Business Conference - "Green shipping. Blue Business. Moving forward together" 26/04/2018
2nd Maritime Administrators' Forum, Singapore - IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future 25/04/2018
Interspill Conference and Exhibition - opening remarks 13/03/2018
Offshore Arabia 2018 - Keynote address 28/02/2018
Finnish Transport Safety Agency 22/02/2018
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Seminar on LRIT 15/02/2018
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASMT) Graduation Ceremony 26/01/2018
IMO Awards Ceremony 27/11/2017
Visit to the Mohammed Bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies, Saudi Arabia 23/09/2017
Business Forum, Vladivostock, Russian Federation - main IMO issues 18/09/2017
Tokyo MoU committee meeting, Vladivostok, Russian Federation 18/09/2017
Visit to sail training ship "Nadezhda" and Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Russian Federation 17/09/2017
London International Shipping Week - “How can the IMO help in the free flow of trade?” 14/09/2017
ICS Annual Shipping Conference 13/09/2017
Safety at Sea Awards 12/09/2017
World Fisheries University (WFU) Pilot Programme Opening Ceremony, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea 07/09/2017
Bangladesh seminar: “Strategies for Professional Development of Seafarers and Global Shipping" 27/08/2017
National Maritime Authority of Mexico - Seminar on "IMO's current panorama, perspective and global challenges" 22/08/2017
World Maritime Day celebration (Mexico) 21/08/2017
2017 IAMU Student Forum at IMO 11/07/2017
Launch of the GloMEEP Global Industry Alliance to Support Low-Carbon Shipping 29/06/2017
Malaysia Day of the Seafarer and celebration of Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri day 25/06/2017
International Transport Workers' Federation and Seafarers' Rights International - Workshop on the fair treatment of seafarers 23/06/2017
Consular Corps of London, Seminar on the Abandonment of Seafarers 22/06/2017
IMLI Graduation speech, Malta 27/05/2017
Speech to European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) staff 24/05/2017
International maritime conventions and the global shipping industry - International Maritime Forum, Shanghai University 15/05/2017
Launch of MTCC-ASIA, Shanghai Maritime University 15/05/2017
Relevance of IMO's role to the "One Belt One Road" vision, Beijing Summit (Belt and Road Forum) 14/05/2017
Third Joint Ministerial Conference of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control,Vancouver, Canada 03/05/2017
1st session of IHO Assembly, Monaco 24/04/2017
IALA Preparatory Diplomatic Conference, Paris, France 18/04/2017
70th National Assembly, FEDEPILOTI, Rome, Italy 11/04/2017
10th German National Maritime Conference 04/04/2017
High-level Ministerial working lunch, Malta 29/03/2017
Ministerial Stakeholders Conference, Malta 28/03/2017
Panama Maritime XIII - IMO objectives for 2017 12/03/2017
Arctic Council - Senior Arctic Officials Meeting (Juneau, Alaska) - Polar Code developments 08/03/2017
European Shipping Week Event - Safety in the Intermodal Supply Chain 27/02/2017
International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017), World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden 24/01/2017
6th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference 12/01/2017
Eighth City of London Biennial Meeting - "Striving for Stability in a Highly Uncertain World" 18/11/2016
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Istanbul, Turkey - "Shipping: indispensable to the world" (closing remarks) 06/11/2016
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Istanbul, Turkey - "Shipping: indispensable to the world" (opening remarks) 04/11/2016
Dubai Maritime Summit - "IMO and the regulatory environment" 02/11/2016
European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) AGM, Keynote address, Malta 05/10/2016
Malta Maritime Summit, Keynote address - Legislating for the Maritime Industry 04/10/2016
High Level Meeting to celebrate 40 Years of Cooperation in the Mediterranean to Prevent and Combat Marine Pollution from Ships, Keynote address, Malta 04/10/2016
Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2016, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden 29/09/2016
35th International Standards Organization, Technical Committee on Ships and Marine Technology, Beijing, China 27/09/2016
23rd International Maritime Pilots’ Association Congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea 26/09/2016