International Maritime Organization (IMO)

What is International Maritime Organization (IMO)?

International Maritime Organization (IMO) meaning

note – name changed from Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) on 22 May 1982

 

established – 6 March 1948 set up as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization; effective – 17 March 1958

 

aim – to deal with international maritime affairs; a UN specialized agency

 

members – (170) includes all UN member countries except Afghanistan, Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Mali, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia; and Cook Islands

 

associate members – (3) Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Macau

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html