International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

note- name changed from Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) on 22 May 1982
Established- 6 March 1948 set up as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization; effective - 17 March 1958
Aim- to deal with international maritime affairs; a UN specialized agency
Members- (170) includes all UN member countries except Afghanistan, Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Mali, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia; and Cook Islands
Associate members- (3) Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Macau