Republic of Moldova joins IMO

The Republic of Moldova has become a Member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), following its deposit, on 12 December 2001, 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 the Republic of Moldova, the number of IMO Member States stands at 161.


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.

List of IMO Member States

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