The Faroe Islands becomes Associate Member of IMO
The Faroe Islands has become an Associate Member of IMO, following the deposit with the United Nations of notification to this effect by Denmark.
IMO now has 162
Member States and three Associate Members, which are: The Faroe Islands (Denmark);
Hong Kong (China); and Macau (China).
Article 72 of the IMO Convention provides that "Members may make a declaration at any time that their participation in the Convention includes all or a group of a single one of the Territories for whose international relations they are responsible".
Article 8 of the
IMO convention provides that "Any Territory or group of Territories to
which the Convention has been made applicable under Article 72, by the Member
having responsibility for its international relations or by the United Nations,
may become an Associate Member of the Organization by notification in writing
given by any such Member or by the United Nations as the case may be, with the
Secretary-General of the United Nations".
14 January 2003