Timor-Leste becomes Member of IMO

Timor-Leste has become a Member of IMO, following its deposit, on 10 May 2005, of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization, as amended, with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

With the accession of Timor-Leste, the number of IMO Member States stands at 165, with three Associate Members.

Briefing 24, 18 May 2005

IMO - the International Maritime Organization - is the United Nations Specialized Agency with responsibility for the safety of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

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Lee Adamson, Head, Public Information Services on 020 7587 3153 (media@imo.org) or Natasha Brown, External Relations Officer on 020 7587 3274 (media@imo.org).