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Assembly of International Maritime Organization elected Council Members for 2024-2025 biennium


The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the Members of its Council for the 2024-2025 biennium. | Image source: IMO.org
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the Members of its Council for the 2024-2025 biennium. | Image source: IMO.org

The Council is the executive organ of I.M.O. and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the Organization. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council performs the functions of the Assembly, except that of making recommendations to Governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention. The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of the Council for the 2024-2025 biennium:

Category A 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services (listed in alphabetical order):

China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Norway, Panama, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States

Category B 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade:

Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates

Category C 20 States not elected under (a) or (b) above, which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Türkiye.


I.M.O. Council

The newly elected Council will meet, following the conclusion of the 33rd Assembly, for its 131st session (on 7 December) and will elect its Chair and Vice-Chair for the next biennium.



I.M.O. Assembly

The 33rd Assembly of I.M.O. is meeting in London at I.M.O. Headquarters from 27 November to 6 December 2023. All 175 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly, which is I.M.O.'s highest governing body. The intergovernmental organizations with which agreements of co-operation have been concluded and international non-governmental organizations in consultative status with I.M.O. are also invited to attend.

The Assembly normally meets once every two years in regular session. It is responsible for approving the work programme, voting the budget and determining the financial arrangements of the Organization. It elects the Organization's 40-Member Council.

 

Source:

International Maritime Organization

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