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Argentina, Brazil and Chile elected to the Int. Maritime Organization council

Saturday, November 30th 2013 - 06:46 UTC
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The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organization The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organization

Argentina, Chile and Brazil have been elected to be members of the International Maritime Organization Council for the 2014/15 biennium by the IMO assembly, which is meeting in London.

 Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States.

Category (b) 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden.

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: Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey.

The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organization. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council performs all the functions of the Assembly, except that of making recommendations to Governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.

The newly elected Council will meet, following the conclusion of the 28th Assembly, for its 111th session (on 5 December) and will elect its Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the next biennium.

The 28th session of the IMO Assembly is being held at IMO Headquarters, London, from 25 November to 4 December 2013. The Assembly is IMO’s highest governing body. All 170 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend, as are the intergovernmental organizations with which agreements of co operation have been concluded, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with IMO.

The Assembly normally meets once every two years in regular session. It is responsible for approving the work program voting the budget and determining the financial arrangements of the Organization and also elects the Council.

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  • redp0ll

    As our Mendoza troll continually reminds us his country has zero interest in foreign trade so why are they in this organisation?
    Perhaps Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg would be more worthy candidates.
    Oh, I forgot Snotty doesn't like Europeans, so perhaps Nepal and Bhutan would be more to his liking.
    A thought. If no external trade how is RA going to export all that soya to China, most of which is turned into animal feed for the pork industry.
    Maybe he believes in the old adage of “pigs might fly?”
    It would certainly be consistent with his crazy fantasies.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 03:49 pm 0
  • Pete Bog

    Argentina is a great maritime nation as most of their great naval heros came from Europe; who can fail to admire their great ships like the Libertard?

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 06:51 pm 0
  • HansNiesund

    CFK is furious, apparently. She thought it was the Interminable Moaning Organisation they were joining.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 07:45 pm 0
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