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International Organizations

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The resolution on the establishment of IMO- London- was adopted and is considered one of the organizations affiliated to the United Nations and aiming to develop a mechanism for issues related to maritime safety, safety of lives at sea, navigation worthiness, prevention of pollution resulting from vessels pollutions preventions and maritime security. Egypt has joined the organization since 1959. The IMO members reach 165 members and 3 associate members.

  • IMO is composed of 5 main committees and 9 subcommittees besides the organization's Council and Assembly.
  • The representation of ARE government in the organization's meeting has a significant impact on the acknowledgement of the international resolutions issued by the Organization and that should be complied with in order to achieve the maritime safety and the protection of the environment from pollution.
  • Noting the effective Egyptian participation in the IMO meetings since its accession, it is considered the only Arab country with a membership lasting from 1977 till now.
  • The relevant departments of MTS are always keen to consider the Organization's international agreements and instruments and the related compliance. The Organization classified Egypt as the first country in the white list of countries issuing recognized certificates for vessels and seafarers.
  • (Annex 15 including the 2004 committees and International agreements).

The International Labor Organization ILO:

The International Labor Organization was established in 1919 in Geneva as one of the UN organizations. The total number of its members is 175 countries represented in the ILO meetings with 3 parties (government - Businessmen - Workers).

In view of the diversity of international agreements adopted in the field of maritime labor and the continuous review and amendment, the ILO council approved, in 2001, on the establishment of an international working group composed of 12 countries representing the geographic area of the member countries. The working group considers the collection of all the agreements in a unified Instrument. Egypt occupies the main seat for the North African region. The draft unified agreement will be submitted to the Preliminary Maritime Conference held in September 2004 in the preparation of the adoption of the agreement in the Maritime Conference that will be held in 2005.


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