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Convention on the International Maritime Organization

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Mar 6, 1948
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000498)
Title abbreviation

IMO Convention

Title (French)

Convention portant création de l'Organisation maritime internationale

Title (Spanish)

Convenio constitutivo de la Organización Marítima Internacional

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über die Internationale Seeschiffahrts-Organisation

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Mar 17, 1958
Subject
Sea
Keyword
International organization Data collection/reporting Marine resources management Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Institution Maritime zone Navigation
Abstract

Objectives: To establish the International Maritime Organisation. Summary of provisions: Parties agree that the purpose of the International Maritime Organisation is to, inter alia, provide machinery for co-operation amongst Governments with a view to adopting the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships (art. 1). Parties further agree that the functions of the Organisation are consultative and advisory (art. 2) and that it is to provide for the drafting of conventions, agreements, or other suitable instruments, and convene such conferences as may be necessary (art. 3). Parts IV to X provide for the functioning of the Organisation's organs. The Organisation is established as a specialised agency of the United Nations in accordance with article 57 of the Charter of the United Nations (Part XIV). Institutional mechanisms: The International Maritime Organisation is established and consists of an Assembly, a Council, a Maritime Safety Committee, a Legal Committee, a Marine Environment Protection Committee, and a Secretariat (art. 12).

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* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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