Brazil has been re-elected today to the the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency with responsibility for international shipping regulations.
As a member of the Council since 1967, Brazil has been since 1975 in the category comprised of countries with a particular interest in seaborne trade or international shipping. The new mandate is due to expire in 2021.
With over 90% of its international trade transported by sea, Brazil attaches great importance to IMO’s work. Negotiations in the Organization cover themes such as navigational safety and the reduction of sea pollution, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.