The new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Brazil to International Organizations, H.E. Mr. Fred Arruda, paid a courtesy call to IMO Headquarters yesterday, and presented his letter of credentials to Secretary-General Sekimizu. Brazil is a member of the 40-strong IMO Council.
Panama Administrator visits IMO Sec-Gen
Mr Jorge Barakat Pitty, Administrator, Panama Maritime Authority, visited IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu on Monday (13 October). He presented a cheque representing the remaining part of Panama’s assessed contribution to the Organization.
At a side-event alongside IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee yesterday (13 October) delegates heard Global Ocean Committee (GOC) co-chair José María Figueres present the GOC report: From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean
. Mr Figueres made specific mention of the report’s relevance to IMO and where IMO can play a specific role in order to deliver the proposals tabled in the report. Click for photos