Imo & Ilo Representative
IMO & ILO Representative
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialised Agency of the United Nations, fostering the safety and security of international shipping, and the prevention of pollution from ships. The IMO was founded in 1948 with the Convention on the International Maritime Organization by the United Nations Maritime Conference in Geneva. The Organisation’s goal is to improve the safety of life at sea, by developing international regulations and streamlining the practices of all 174 IMO members.
The purposes of the Organization, as summarised by Article 1(a) of the Convention, are “to provide machinery for cooperation among Governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping engaged in international trade; to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships”.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations Agency devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognising human and labour rights. The ILO was created as part of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and it is the only tripartite organisation in the UN, bringing together national governments, employers, and workers representatives of the 187 member States. The Organisation is tasked with setting labour standards, developing policies for social justice, and promoting decent working conditions. The Organisation operates on the basis that universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice.