Middle East states elected to IMO Board
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt and Turkey to be members of its Council for the 2004-2005 biennium, stated a press release. The announcement was made at IMO’s 23rd Assembly session held at its London headquarters from November 24 to December 5, 2003.
The council is the executive organ of IMO, the United Nations shipping agency, and is responsible for supervising the work of the organization. Between IMO Assembly sessions the council performs all the functions of the assembly, except that of making recommendations to governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.
IMO is responsible for the safety of international shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. The organization is also commissioned with providing machinery for cooperation among governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to shipping engaged in international trade. — (menareport.com)
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