Council 121st session, 19-23 November 2018

Council renews mandate of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General for second term
The Council decided to renew the mandate of Mr. Kitack Lim as Secretary-General for another four-year term, concluding on 31 December 2023. The Council recognized the leadership, initiative and commitment with which the affairs of the Organization have been conducted by Mr. Lim as IMO Secretary-General. 

The Council decision is subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 31st session in late 2019 (A.31). 

Review and reform
An open-ended working group on the reform of the Council was established, open to all members and observers, as well as intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with IMO. 

A number of substantive issues were discussed and the working group will be re-established at the Council’s next session (C122 in July 2019).