By the deadline of 31 March 2011, six candidates had been nominated by their Governments for the position of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The election for the post will be held at the 106th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which meets from 27 June to 1 July 2011. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from 21 to 30 November 2011, for its approval.
The nominations received are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ name.
Mr. Lee Sik Chai Republic of Korea
Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou Republic of Cyprus
Mr. Neil Frank Ferrer Republic of the Philippines
Mr. Jeffrey Lantz United States of America
Mr. Esteban Pacha Vicente Kingdom of Spain
Mr. Koji Sekimizu Japan
The present incumbent, Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, ends his second four-year term as Secretary-General on 31 December 2011.
IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
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