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Report of 29th IMO Assembly

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting for its 29th session at IMO Headquarters in London, has called on its Member States to accept a 2012 international fishing vessel safety agreement, in order to bring it into force and address the heavy casualty rate in the sector. The Assembly also adopted a resolution commending the role of merchant shipping in rescuing mixed migrants at sea. It adopted the budget and Strategic Plan for 2016-2017, endorsed the appointment of Mr. Kitack Lim as Secretary-General from 1 January 2016 and elected the 40‑Member Council.

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IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The IMO Assembly, which meets every two years, has the task to elect 40 of its members to serve on the IMO Council which manages the IMO between Assemblies.

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