China was re-elected as a Class A member of the International Maritime Organization
On November 25, the 27th General Conference of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), held in London, elected a new board member. China was successfully elected as a Class A member again, which is the 12th consecutive time that China was elected as a Class A member of the organization.
At the same time, the countries elected as Class A members also include Japan, South Korea, Norway, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, the United States and Panama. In addition, 10 countries including India, Bangladesh, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Canada, Brazil and Argentina were elected as Class B members; Singapore and other 20 countries were elected as Class C directors.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for maritime safety, security and prevention of marine pollution caused by ships. At present, there are 170 member countries, of which 155 have participated in the election of this session of the General Assembly. The General Assembly is the highest authority of the International Maritime Organization, which is held every two years. One of the main topics is the election of the members of the Council. As the executive body of the General Assembly, the Council is responsible for supervising the daily work of the International Maritime Organization under the General Assembly, and exercising the functions of the General Assembly when it is not in session. Category A members are 10 countries with the greatest interests in international shipping services, category B includes 10 countries with the greatest interests in international maritime trade, and category C is 20 countries representing the major geographical regions of the world and with special interests in maritime transport.