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|Title:||Convention of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization|
|Alternative Title(s):||Convention on the International Maritime Organization|
|Entry Into Force Date:||1958-03-17|
|Description:||This Convention created the International Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). In 1982, the name officially changed to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Under the aegis of the United Nations, the IMO was originally created to promote safety at sea. The IMO facilitates cooperation among maritime nations regarding technical and safety aspects of shipping. Starting in the 1970s, the IMO has taken on responsibility for preventing pollution at sea.
The Convention has undergone several technical amendments, such as amendments increasing the size of its Council.
|Legal Citation:||9 UST 621; 289 UNTS 3|
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|Document Creator:||United Nations Maritime Conference|
|Site Administrator:||Avalon Project, Yale University|