CONVENTION ON
THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

 

 

 

 

Agreement for the Establishment of a Provisional Maritime Consultative Council

Adoption: United Maritime Consultative Council. Washington, 30 October 1946
Entry into force; 23 April 1947
Authentic text: E.
Registered by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 26 November 1947.
Source: 1947 UNTS 108 (E/F)

Convention on the International Maritime Organization

The Convention was prepared and opened for signature and acceptance by the United Nations Maritime Conference on 6 March 1948 convened by the Secretary‑General of the United Nations pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 35(IV) (Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, of 28 March 1947).
As a result of the entry into force of the amendments adopted by the IMCO Assembly by its resolutions A.358(IX) of 14 November 1975 and A.371(X) of 9 November 1977 [see chapter XII.1(d)], the name of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) was changed to "International Maritime Organisation (IMO)" and the title of the Convention modified accordingly.

Adoption: Geneva, 6 March 1948
Entry into force: 17 March 1958
Depository: UN Secretary-General Secretariat: IMO
Authentic text: E/F/S
IMO publication(s):

Procès-verbal of rectification of Spanish authentic text.
Other source(s): United Nations Maritime Conference. Held at Geneva, Switzerland from 19 February to 6 March,1948. Final Act and Related Documents. Lake Success, New York. United Nations Publication 1948 VIII.2; also Economic and Social Council: E/ CONF.4/61 (E/F).

289 UNTS 4 (E/F/S/)
9 UST 621 (E), 622 (E) 647 (F)
53 AJIL 516
S.Ex.L, 80-2
Global

ATS 1958 No. 5
TIAS 4044
5 Peaslee 370
1953 CanTS 11
1958RTAF 30

UKTS 54 (1958), Cmd 589
JOF 30 Oct 50
Singh 1588
1958 JOF 9075
RMC I,1.10 II.1.10

4 Churchill 519
15 Vert A173
Jackson I/1
Arroyo 3 p. 5

Procès-verbal of rectification of Spanish authentic text.

Other source(s): 1520 UNTS 297

Note: The text of the Convention and its amendments are reproduced in the

Basic Documents. 3 vols.in E/F.  Vol I: 1968; sales number IMCO.1968.1; also : Vol I: Basic Documents 2004 edition sales number IA305E ISBN 92-801-4190-2 ;vol II: 1969: Sales number: IMCO.1968.5; vol III ; 1972 sales number: IMCO.1972.8

Incorporated in Amendments to the Convention on the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization. 1981 edition. Sales numbers: 81.11.E, ISBN 92-801-1123-X; 81.11.F, ISBN 92-801-2102-2; 81.11.S, ISBN 92-801-3070-6.

Basic Documents  2vols. 1986; vol I: 1986 sales number 001.86.17.E; ISBN 92-801-1213-9

"Basic Documents" 2 vols.  Vol I: 1986 edition, (REPRINT: Sales numbers: IMO-005A (ISBN 92-801-5039-1); IMO--006C (ISBN 92-801-6008-7); IMO-001E (ISBN 92-801-1213-9); IMO-002F (ISBN 92-801-2172-3); IMO-004R (92-801-4069-8); IMO-003S (ISBN 92-801-3419-1)
Vol II: 1985 edition. Sales numbers: IMO-007E (ISBN 92-801-1186-8); IMO-008F (ISBN 92-801-2149-9); IMO-009R (ISBN 92-801-4069-8)

"Basic Documents" 2 vols.  Vol I: 2004 edition, Sales numbers: IA001E (ISBN 92-801-4156-2); IA001F (ISBN 92-801-4120-1); IA001S (ISBN 92-801-0081-5)
Vol II: 2003 edition. Sales numbers: IA007E (ISBN 92-801-4168-6); IA 008F (ISBN 92-801-4119-8); IA 010S (ISBN 92-801-0080-7)

Convention on the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization. 1979 edition. Sales number 79.01.E  ISBN 92-801-1088-8.

1964 Amendments (Articles 17 and 18)
Adoption: 15 September 1964
Entry into force: 6 October 1967
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.69(ES.II)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

607 UNTS 276 (E/F/S)
1967 CanTS 30
UKTS 92 (1967), Cmnd 3463

18 UST 1299
1967 JOF 10516

TIAS 6285
1967 RTAF 77

S.Ex.H, 89-1
1964 UNJYB 202

1965 Amendment (article 28)
Adoption: 28 September 1965
Entry into force: 3 November 1968
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.70 (IV) of 28 September 1965
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

649 UNTS 334 (E/F/S)
19 UST 4855 (E), 4858 (F)
UKTS 105 (1968), Cmnd 3839

TIAS 6490
1968 JOF 10278

S.Ex.M, 90-1
1968 RTAF 68

1968 CanTS 18
1965 UNJYB 204

1974 Amendments (articles 10, 16, 17, 18, 20, 28, 31 and 32)
Adoption: 17 October 1974
Entry into force: 1 April 1978
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.315 (ES.V) of 17 October 1974
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1080 UNTS 374 (E/F/S)
SD 23:35 1974
1974 UNJYB 103
UKTS 69 (1978), Cmnd 7262

TIAS 8606
1976 NZTS 25

S.Ex.F, 94-1
1978 JOF 2036
28 UST 4607, 4609(E), 4612 (F)

1984 CanTS 42
1978 RTAF 40

1975/1977 Amendments (title and substantive provisions)
Adoption: 14 November 1975, rectification 9 November 1977
Entry into force: 22 May 1982 (art 51: 28 July 1982)
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.358(IX) of 14 November 1975 and A.371(X) of 9 November 1977 [rectification of resolution A.358(IX) excluding the amendment to article 51]
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1276 UNTS 468(E/F/S)&1285 UNTS 318(E/F/S)
34 UST 497
SD 24:66 (1975-1976)
1978 NZTS 11

UKTS 34 (1982), Cmnd 8632
1984 CanTS 42
Global
S.Ex.S, 96-1

TIAS 10374
1982 ATS 24
1982 JOF 1938

1977 Amendments (institutionalisation of the Committee on Technical Co-operation)
Adoption: 17 November 1977
Entry into force: 10 November 1984
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.400(X) of 17 November 1977
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1380 UNTS 268 (E/F/S)
Misc 8(1980), Cmnd 7863
62 Vert A814

ATS 1984 No. 27
TIAS 11094
Global

S.Ex.S, 96-1
1984 JOF 3805
1979 NZTS 2

1984 CanTS 42
1984 RTAF 66 (931)

1979 Amendments (articles 17, 18, 20 and 51)
Adoption: 15 November 1979
Entry into force: 10 November 1984
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.450(XI) of 15 November 1979
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1380 UNTS 288 (E/F/S)
UKTS 26 (1986), Cmnd.9777
1984 RTAF 66 (939)

TIAS 11094
1984 CanTS 42
62 Vert A814 (242)

S.Ex.K, 96-2
ATS 1984 No.31
Global

1980 NZTS 18
1984 JOF 3807

1991 Amendments (institutionalisation of the Facilitation Committee)
Adoption: 7 November 1991
Entry into force: 7 December 2008
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.724(17) of 7 November 1991
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/E/1.19 (NV.2) of 27 March 1992 (certified copy in E/F/S); A1/E/1.19(NV.4)  of 1 July 2002: Council Resolution C.75(88) adopted on 14 June 2002 and copy of resolution A.724(17)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC I.1.80, II.1.80

SD 39 p.138

Cm 2552. Misc 12 (1994)

Global

1993 Amendments (articles 16, 17 and 19 (b))
Adoption: 4 November 1993
Entry into force: 7 November 2002
Depository: United Nations
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.735(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/E/1.20 (NV.2) of 4 November 1993(certified copy of Assembly Resolution in E/F/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC I, 1.90, II.1.90
Misc.11 (1994)

US Treaty Doc. 104-36 p.6
MMCC1 pp466-469

SD 41:255 (1993) Cm 2551

 


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