The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations (UN) celebrate June, 25 2017 as the Day of the Seafarer. The day aims to both advertise for a career at sea and provide information on the profession of seafarer. In addition, the day of the seafarer is a way to highlight the social and economic importance of this profession. Each year there is a different motto of the day. The IMO Secretary-General emphasizes the recognition and appreciation that is to be brought against the sailors.