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The Council is elected by the Assembly for a two-year terms beginning after each regular session of the Assembly.
The Council is the Executive Organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the Organization. Between sessions of the Assembly the Council performs all the functions of the Assembly, except the function of making recommendations to Governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.
Other functions of the Council are to:
co-ordinate the activities of the organs of the Organization;
consider the draft work program and budget estimates of the Organization and submit them to the Assembly;
receive reports and proposals of the Committees and other organs and submit them to the Assembly and Member States, with comments and recommendations as appropriate;
appoint the Secretary-General, subject to the approval of the Assembly;
enter into agreements or arrangements concerning the relationship of the Organization with other organizations, subject to approval by the Assembly.
Additional details regarding the Council can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Council.
The United States is represented on the Council by the State Department. The Head of Delegation for Council is the State Department's Transportation Affairs Officer, Mr. Thomas Johnson. Mr. Johnson is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation, Ms. Mayte Medina (USCG) and LCDR Matthew Frazee (USCG).
Next Session: 110th Session of the Council (C 110)
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. Members of the public
interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional
details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
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