EghtesadOnline: Secretary-General of the United Nations International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim will visit Tehran to attend a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the organization on Sept. 8, the deputy head of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran said on Monday.
“The event will be a turning point in Iran’s maritime industry, reflective of Iran’s placement among top 20 maritime and ship-owning countries,” IRNA also quoted Hadi Haqshenas as saying.
With 173 member states and three associate members, IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and prevention of pollution by ships.
The Convention on the International Maritime Organization was adopted on 6 March 1948 at the United Nations Maritime Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. The convention entered into force 10 years later, on 17 March, 1958, when the 21st state ratified the treaty, according to Financial Tribune.
IMO’s first meeting was held in London on 6 January 1959. Since then, IMO member states have pursued their mission to develop the global regulatory framework for international shipping.