Tuvalu becomes Member of IMO
Tuvalu has become a Member of IMO, following its deposit, on 19 May 2004, 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 Tuvalu, the number of IMO Member States stands at 164, with three Associate Members, which are: Faroe Islands (Denmark); Hong Kong (China); and Macao (China).
10 June 2004
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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