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Title: Convention of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization
Alternative Title(s): Convention on the International Maritime Organization
IMO Convention
Available From: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/decad056.asp#1
Conclusion Date: 1948-03-06
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
EISIL Categories: Home > Communications & Transport > Transport > Water
Home > International Organizations > United Nations > Specialized Agencies > International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Home > International Air, Space & Water > Water > Maritime Matters
Keywords: continental shelf
environment
fisheries
maritime
oceans
pollution
sea
seabed
transport
Language(s): English
Document Creator: United Nations Maritime Conference
Site Administrator: Avalon Project, Yale University


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