effective implementation of the relevant conventions, codes and other instruments, mandatory or recommendatory, as appropriate, dealing with dry cargo operations, which include dangerous goods, solid bulk cargoes and containers;
further enhancement of the safety and security culture, and environmental consciousness in all dry cargo operations; and
co-operation with other relevant UN bodies, IGO's and NGO's on international standards related to dry cargo operations.
Additional details regarding the Sub-Committee's work program can be found in its Terms of Reference document.
The United States is represented on the DSC Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for DSC is Coast Guard's Hazardous Materials Division Chief, CDR Michael Roldan. CDR Roldan is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation and Administrative Program Manager; Ms. Amy Parker, and the various delegation advisors.
Next Session: 17th Session of the DSC Sub-Committee (DSC 17)
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