United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
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Concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System

Publication Year: 2013 Publisher: IMO

Oceans and Seas

Related Goals
14

Background

The Concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System was in order to provide Member States, industry and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the theme of this year’s World Maritime Day theme: "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20". The concept intends to provide an overview of the maritime transportation system’s contribution to the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development.