The IMO to expand council by 12 additional member states

The UN's maritime organization, the IMO, is planning to expand the council in charge of strategy and budget with the addition of 12 member states. Further decisions will be made at the IMO General Assembly in December.

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For the first time since 1993, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made plans to expand its decision-making body, the council, with 12 new member states to a total of 52 countries.

The proposal for an expansion of the council, which is responsible for the organization's strategy and budget, among other things, will be finally decided at the IMO General Assembly in December 2021, reads a statement.

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