Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London attended the 30th IMO (International Maritime Organization) Assembly Session, held in London from 27 November to 6 December 2017.
All 172 IMO Member States attended the Session.
During the plenary sessions, the issue of funding this large organization and inability of some countries to settle their annual assessed contributions were discussed extensively. In addition, large number of delegates presented a series of warning indicators of constantly increasing maritime transport unsafety, caused by warfare activities and growing tensions in many regions around the world. Conclusion was made for the IMO Member States to make all efforts towards ensuring safety of the maritime transport that with 61% participates in total freight transports worldwide.
In its ordinary procedure, the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2018-2019 biennium:
- In category A: 10 States
- In category B: 10 States
- In category C: 20 States
The Assembly has also elected the members of:
- Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
- Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
- Legal Committee (LEG)
- Technical Cooperation Committee (TC)
- Facilitation Committee (FAL)
- and the members of the IMO's sub-committees.
All members are elected into committees and sub-committees for a two-year term of office i.e. until the next, 31st IMO Assembly Session.