India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council for coming two years (2016-17)
India has been re-elected unopposed to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) underCategory “B” at the 29th session of the Assembly of the IMO held in London on 27 November, 2015.
IMO Assembly : The 29th Session of the IMO Assembly is being held at IMO Headquarters London from23 November to 02 December, 2015.
The IMO Council consists of 40 member countries who are elected by the IMO Assembly.
About India as a member of IMO :
India has been one of the earliest members of the IMO, having ratified its Convention and joined it as a member-state in the year 1959,except for two years for the period 1983-1984.
About IMO : The IMO was established in Geneva in 1948 and came into force ten years later, meeting for the first time in 1959. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, the IMO has 171 Member States and three Associate Members.