The Farnesina expresses its satisfaction for the re-election of Italy in Category A of the Executive Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the two-year period 2020-2021. The conference took place today in London during the work of the XXXI General Assembly of the Organization, which has the task of promoting the development and safety of maritime transport.
The re-election of Italy, an uninterrupted member of the Executive Board since the establishment of the IMO in 1948, confirms the prestige that our country enjoys in the maritime sector and testifies to the particular contribution that Italy provides to the areas of development and safety of navigation. Moreover, it is important to remember the particular attention paid by our country to the protection of the marine environment and to the creation of a sustainable maritime transport system with reduced carbon emissions.
As proof of Italy’s commitment in this area, Italy, in partnership with the United Kingdom, will co-host the COP26 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020.
Category A of the Executive Board includes those States which, because of the importance of merchant fleets, provide the greatest impetus to the development of global maritime transport.
Italy has been re-elected to the Council, with very broad consensus, together with Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Greece, Panama, the United Kingdom, Norway, the United States and the Russian Federation.