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Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 70th session – Media information


MEPC meeting

Basic information

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 70th session
Chairman: Mr. Arsenio Dominguez (Panama)

When and where?
24-28 October 2016, at IMO Headquarters in London.

MEPC general information

All 171 IMO Member States and three Associate Members may attend as well as all Parties to MARPOL. Intergovernmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations are also invited.

Accredited media may attend plenary sessions but working group sessions are closed.

Accreditation and media access

-  Any media attending the Committee will be required to show a valid form of ID.
-  Plenary sessions are open to accredited media.  

Media wishing to attend plenary sessions but who do not have current and valid IMO media accreditation must download and complete the media accreditation form and return it to with a letter of assignment.

Already accredited?
If already accredited (and in possession of an IMO media pass) please email if you wish to attend. Your existing pass will be activated.
Agenda and timetable
Please email for provisional agenda and timetable.

Morning, 09.30-12.30 (break: 11:00-11:30); afternoon, 14.30-17:30 (break 16:00-16:30)
Amendments are excepted to be adopted on Friday.  

Final report and working group reports are expected to be approved on Friday.