The IMO Assembly, which meets once every two years, adopts the Strategic Plan (covering a six-year period) and High-level Action Plan (covering the next biennium) for the Organization.
The Strategic Plan contains key strategic directions enabling IMO to achieve its mission objectives.
The High-level Action Plan has been developed to enable the Organization to effectively address those strategic directions by identifying high-level actions that are necessary for the achievement of IMO's objectives and the priorities over a biennium resulting from those identified actions, thereby providing the linkage between the Organization's strategy, the work of the various IMO organs and the biennial budget,
The Guidelines on the application of the Strategic Plan and the High level Action Plan (Resolution A.1062(28), were adopted in order to ensure uniform implementation of the Strategic and High-level Action Plans of the Organization by all its organs.
The Introduction to the Guidelines on the application of the Strategic Plan and the High level Action Plan highlights the key elements of the GAP with a view to facilitating the application of the Guidelines.
The introduction to the Guidelines on the Organization and Method of Work of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and their subsidiary bodies highlights the key elements of these Guidelines (MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.4/Rev.2).