IMO Assembly elects new Council for 2006-2007 biennium
Assembly - 24th session: 21 November - 2 December 2005
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be members of its Council for the 2006-2007 biennium:
Category (a): 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services:
Category (b): 10 other States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade:
20 States not elected under (a) or (b) above which have special interests in
maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the Council will ensure
the representation of all major geographic areas of the world:
The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the Organization and co-ordinating the work of the Committees. Between sessions of the Assembly the Council performs all the functions of the Assembly, except that of making recommendations to Governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention issues.
The 24th session of the IMO Assembly is being held at its London Headquarters; it started on 21 November and is scheduled to last until 2 December 2005.
Briefing 49, 25 November 2005
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