India Re-Elected To International Maritime Organisation

  • Elections were held at the assembly of the IMO for the 2024–25 biennium.
  • India was re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council.
  • India’s re-election falls under the Category of 10 states with “the largest interest in international seaborne trade”.
  • Alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • IMO is the leading authority that regulates the maritime industry, which supports global trade, transportation, and all marine operations.

IMO Council:

  • It is the executive organ of IMO
  • It is responsible for supervising the work of the organization.
  • Between sessions, it performs the functions of the assembly, except that of making recommendations to governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.

JPO Program:

  • Under the MIV (Maritime India Vision) 2030, India aims to appoint permanent representatives at IMO London.
  • To enhance and garner maritime expertise for India, it is proposed that India should nominate at least 2 qualified candidates for the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program at the IMO.
  • It is an established program within the United Nations to provide young professionals with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in international cooperation under the supervision of specialists.
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