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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

International Day of the Seafarer 2014, June 25.

Day of the Seafarer, Día de la Gente de Mar, День моряка,, 年海员日致辞, Journée des gens de la mer, لعام ارة البح يوم

Message from Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization Day of the Seafarer 2014.
Theme 2014 - The Seafarers brought me ...

国际海事组织秘书长 Koji Sekimizu 2014 年海员日致辞
 海员日主题- “海员为我们带来了…”
لعام ارة البح يوم 2014 الدولية البحرية للمنظمة العام الأمين كلمة السيد Koji Sekimizu.
يوم من البحارة 2014 - الموضوع - جلب البحارة لي ..

День моряка 2014 года. Обращение Коджи Секимицу,Генерального секретаря Международной морской организации.
Тема Дня моряка -  «Моряки привезли мне...»

Día de la Gente de Mar de 2014 Mensaje de Koji Sekimizu Secretario General de la Organización Marítima Internacional
Lema del Día de la Gente de Mar: "La gente de mar me trajo..."

Journée des gens de la mer 2014,Message du Secrétaire général de l'Organisation maritime internationale, M. Koji Sekimizu
Thème de la Journée des gens de mer -"Les gens de mer m'ont apporté...."

On 25th June every year, Day of the Seafarer celebrates the vital yet often hidden work done by seafarers to transport goods and commodities all around the globe. The film illustrates the unseen connections between those who serve at sea and the things we take for granted in our everyday lives.

Campaign Background
In 2010, the Diplomatic Conference which met in Manila to adopt milestone revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and its associated Code, also agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole, should be marked annually with a ‘Day of the Seafarer’. The date chosen was 25 June, the day on which the amendments were formally adopted.
The campaign objectives are:
• to increase awareness among the general public of the indispensable services you render to international seaborne trade, the world economy and society at large;

• to send a clear message to you that we recognize and appreciate your services; that we understand the extraordinary conditions and circumstances of your profession; that we do care about you; and that we do all that we can to look after and protect you when the circumstances of your life at sea so warrant; and

• to redouble our efforts at the regulatory level to create a better, safer and more secure world in which you can operate.

IMO will be celebrating the fourth edition of its global campaign: Day of the Seafarer, held every year on 25 June.
Seafarers are the people without whom food, clothes, gifts, gadgets or even basic needs would not reach our doors. We rely on them every day. Yet have you ever said thank you to a seafarer? Chances are you haven't.
For this year’s campaign, we invite you to complete the sentence “Seafarers brought me………..” with a word denoting an object or something specific of your choosing – and if possible, to supplement this with a photo, video and/or written message and post it on the platform of your choice using the social media hashtag #thankyouseafarers
You can also voice your support on our virtual wall here:
Watch and share the official video message from our Secretary-General shot in the port of Hamburg.

For step-by-step instructions on how to participate in our campaign, download our toolkit

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