Safe, Secure and Efficient Shipping on Clean Oceans
IMO is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
IMO's work in developing international safety regulations and recommendations for shipping.
Maritime security is an integral part of IMO's responsibilities. A comprehensive security regime for international shipping entered into force on 1 July 2004.
IMO's work in developing international regulations and recommendations to prevent pollution of the seas by ships.
Information on Liability and compensation regimes developed by IMO and issues dealt with by IMO's Legal Committee.
Focuses on the human side of shipping - the people involved in every aspect of ship safety and prevention of marine pollution, from seafarers to ship operators to port state control officers.
Information relating to IMO's work at the ship-port interface, including standardisation and harmonisation of procedures as well as security issues.
Information on IMO's Technical Cooperation Programme which is designed to assist Governments which lack the technical knowledge and resources that are needed to operate a shipping industry successfully.
Implementation of IMO treaty instruments lies with States that are Parties to those instruments. The Member State Audit aims to determine the extent to which these States give full and complete effect to obligations and responsibilities contained in a number of IMO treaty instruments in their capacity as flag, port and/or coastal States.
The Conference Division is responsible for the co-ordination and servicing of all IMO Meetings in the six official languages of the Organization: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
A key element of the Organization’s work. IMO's Public Information Service promotes global awareness of the Organization, its programmes and activities through coordinated, connected and integrated outreach activities.