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Women Empowerment
2022 May 18 Wed, 10:03:48 pm

UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in maritime industry

NEW YORK, 18th May, 2022 (WAM) -- The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to "take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed", the top UN official representing seafarers said. "Women account for just 20 percent of the workforce in the maritime authorities of Member States and 29 percent across subsectors in the maritime industry," International Maritime Organization (IMO) chief Kitack Lim told the virtual Symposium on Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working...