Mexico Re-elected to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council
Mexico was reelected today to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, category "C", for the 2020-2021 period. The vote took place during the 31st General Assembly in London.
In the coming term and by coordinating with the Ministries of the Navy, as the national maritime authority; Communications and Transport; and Foreign Affairs, Mexico will continue working to strengthen international maritime cooperation for sustainable development and to protect the marine environment.
Mexico's re-election will allow it to continue backing measures to achieve an obstacle-free working environment for women in the maritime sector, as it has done in 2019, year of empowering women in the maritime community. Mexico is certain that the inclusion of women facilitates economic prosperity and benefits the global maritime community.
Mexico is a founding member of the IMO. It has played an active role on the council since 1978, and uninterruptedly since 1989. As a founding member of the IMO, and throughout its 59 years as a member, Mexico has been influential in contributing to developing and implementing international instruments and cooperation on security, marine environmental protection and training.
The IMO Council is made up of 40 member countries in three categories: "A" (10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services); "B" (10 other States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade) and "C" (20 States not elected under A or B that have special interests in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world). Press Release 432