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).