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Friday, 1 July 2016

International Day of the Seafarer 2016, June 25.

海员国际日,  6月25日.
International Day of the Seafarer, June 25.
Международный день моряка, 25 июня.
Journée internationale des gens de mer, 25 Juin.
 Día Internacional de la gente de mar, 25 de junio.
اليوم الدولي للالبحارة , 25 يونيو.

Theme 2016 : "At Sea for All."

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message on the International Day of the Seafarer 2016, June 25th.
The world is now embarking on carrying out twin plans for the future that have the potential to transform our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Both can be advanced through actions of the shipping industry, giving added meaning to this year’s commemoration of the Day of the Seafarer.
By helping keep the world’s people clothed, fed and housed, seafarers have the potential to drive economic growth that is socially inclusive and environmentally sound.
At the same time, we must ensure that seafarers themselves benefit from the Sustainable Development Goals. Their work can be dangerous and difficult. At sea for up to a year, they may face loneliness, isolation and exploitation. They deserve appreciation for their efforts and compensation for their labour.
On this Day of the Seafarer, let us advance the work of those who make shipping possible in a way that promotes our global vision of a life of dignity and opportunity for all.
 Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General.

Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, on the International Day of the Seafarer 2016, June 25th.
This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer. The Day of the Seafarer was established in 2010 to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and to global society as a whole.
Now, it is celebrated all over the world – in ports, on ships, in shipping companies and, of course, here at IMO. It gives us all a chance to reflect on how much we all rely on seafarers for most of the things we take for granted in our everyday lives. Over one million seafarers operate the global fleet yet billions of people depend on them for the essentials and the luxuries of life. Shipping is essential to the world – and so are seafarers. So, this year, on 25 June, the Day of the Seafarer, we are once again asking people everywhere to show their appreciation for the seafarers that quietly, mostly unnoticed, keep the wheels of the world in motion.
This year, our campaign slogan is "At Sea For All". We want people in shipping to use it to tell seafarers that they are essential to the industry. We want seafarers themselves to use it to say they are proud to serve a wider cause than their own careers. And we want members of the general public to use it to signal their own appreciation of the importance of seafarers.
We want everyone to say that seafarers are "At Sea For All". As in previous years, the campaign will be centred on social media. Please, show your support for our campaign, using the resources available on the Day of the Seafarer page on the IMO website. For example, on Twitter, tag us @IMOHQ and use the hashtag #AtSeaForAll. Post your messages and photos on our Facebook page and on our online wall at the IMO website. Share our videos – or, make your own and share them. And don't forget to use that hashtag so we can spread the word as far as possible. Last year, we reached more than 15 million people with our Day of the Seafarer campaign.
Seafarers lead a tough and sometimes lonely existence. Outside of shipping, most people don't know a seafarer – but everyone has cause to thank them. So please, on 25 June, join us in thanking them and spreading the word. You will be adding your voice to millions of others who, on this one day, take the time to stop and thank those who work so hard to make our lives better.
Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General

FORUM : International Day of the Seafarer - June 25.

Aims of Day

• Engage the shipping industry to tell both seafarers and the non-shipping audience that seafarers are essential to us all – by saying At Sea for All
• Engage seafarers themselves to say that they are proud to serve a wider cause than just their own careers – by saying
• We are At sea for All
• Engage enlightened members of the general public to signal their own appreciation of the importance of seafarers – by saying Seafarers are At Sea for All

#AtSeaForAll Campaign

"At sea for all"; that's the "campaign theme" of this year's annual Day of the Seafarer. It's the sixth annual day, marked by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Saturday, 25 June.

Seafarers Awareness Week (20-26 June 2016)

Seafarers Awareness Week is the annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK - the charity that supports the maritime community - to raise awareness of Britain's dependence on seafarers. 
At Sea For All.

Opening remarks by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, at the 2016 Conference on “Legal Order in the World’s Oceans: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”.

Organized by the Center for Oceans Law & Policy, in cooperation with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) and the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) of the United Nations. UN Web TV

-  First Global Integrated Marine Assessment
- "At sea for all": annual day celebrates maritime workers. UN Radio
FUTURE AUTOMATION - Port Technology Int

An animated film about Seafarers UK's Centenary and key projects.

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