This year’s theme on the 34th celebration of World Maritime Day is: "Piracy: orchestrating the response", a theme chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to provide the international community and the shipping industry with an opportunity to highlight and reflect upon the efforts made to meet the challenges of modern-day piracy.
The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. World Maritime Day is observed this year during the week of 26 to 30 September and is being celebrated at the International Maritime Organization's Headquarters on Thursday, 29 September 2011.
Piracy: orchestrating the response - The theme for this year was selected to enable IMO not only to focus and intensify its efforts to meet the challenges of modern-day piracy but also to facilitate the orchestration of a broader, global response aimed at eradicating the scourge. Consequently, the following objectives will be pursued during the year:
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