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The IMO

The Role of the IMO

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), as a specialised agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

The Role of the ITF

The ITF, as a social partner, has been appreciated by the UN agencies, in particular IMO, a regulatory body in the maritime, for speaking on behalf of more than 1 million international maritime workers. The ITF has obtained its consultative status since 1961. We do acknowledge the profound roles and responsibilities assigned to us and have been striving to excel to ensure safety and security of maritime human are fully considered at high regulatory level. All five Committees and seven Sub-committees, including most Correspondence Groups, Experts Groups and Editorial & Technical Groups, are covered.