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The Assembly is the highest Governing Body of the Organization. It consists of all Member States and it meets once every two years in regular sessions, but may also meet in an extraordinary session if necessary. The Assembly is responsible to:
elect its President and two Vice-Presidents;
determine its own Rules of Procedures;
establish temporary or permanent subsidiary bodies;
elect Members to be represented on the Council;
receive and consider the reports of Council and decide upon any question referred to it by the Council;
approve the work program of the Organization;
vote on the budget and determine the financial arrangements of the Organization;
review the expenditures and approve the accounts of the organization;
refer such matters to the Council for formulation by it of any recommendation or instruments thereon;
recommend to Members for adoption, regulations and guidelines concerning marine safety, the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships and other matters concerning the effect of shipping on the marine environment assigned to the Organization by or under international instruments, or amendments to such regulations and guidelines which have been referred to it;
take such action to promote technical cooperation, taking into account the special needs of developing countries;
refer to the Council for consideration or decisions any matters within the scope of the Organization.
Additional details regarding the Assembly can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly.
The United States is represented on the Assembly by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for Assembly is the Coast Guard's Commandant, ADM Papp. ADM Papp is supported by the Alternate Heads of Delegation, Mr. Jeffrey Lantz and Mr. Thomas Johnson, the Administrative Program Manager LCDR Matthew Frazee, and the various delegation advisors.
Next Session: 28th Session of the Assembly (A28)
November 25-Dec 4, 2013
IMO Headquarters, London, England
U.S. Public Meeting
The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. The basic meeting details are below, however for more information please contact LCDR Matt Frazee.
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