Support Seafarers Today
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates 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, IMO invites you to complete the sentence “Seafarers brought me………..” with a word denoting an object or something specific of your choosing. Find out more here.
IMO is the UN specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
Part of the agency's work is to protect the Marine Environment. In the overall context of sustainable development, shipping is a very powerful and positive force, making a major contribution to global trade and prosperity in a way that has only a relatively small negative impact on the global environment.
Learn more here.