Chile was re-elected as part of the Council of the International Maritime Organization
In a meeting held in London and with the participation of delegations from more than 170 countries, Chile was re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the period 2020-2021.
The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations and is the global authority responsible for setting standards for safety, security and environmental performance that must be observed in international shipping. Its main function is to establish a fair and effective regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is adopted and implemented at the international level.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro Ribera, stressed the importance of this election, which reflects a recognition of the commitment expressed by the State of Chile to the safety of maritime transport, the preservation of the oceans, their resources and the environment. In addition, he pointed out that the IMO is the most effective multilateral maritime forum to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDS) and is a space for cooperation with other countries.
Chile's election to the IMO Council is the result of joint work between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Directorate of Multilateral Policy, and the Embassy of Chile in the United Kingdom, and the Directorate General of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine of Chile (DIRECTEMAR).
The election took place on Friday, November 29, in the context of the XXXI Assembly of the International Maritime Organization, held in London, United Kingdom.