Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. 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.
Each World Maritime Day has its own theme, which is reflected in IMO’s work throughout the year in question, and its own logo – some of which are reproduced in the montage above.
For information related to World Maritime Day 2014, including the World Maritime Day message and background paper, please click here.