Andreas Nordseth, Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority:
I am very pleased that Denmark has been re-elected as a member of the Council. We are strongly committed to ensuring that the IMO remains the focal point for addressing shipping’s current and future challenges.
48 candidates presented their candidature for the 40 seats in the Council. Denmark ran for a seat in Category C, where 20 of 27 candidates were elected.
Facts about IMO
- The IMO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for shipping, tasked with setting global standards for maritime safety and marine environmental protection.
- The IMO has 175 Member States, 40 of which serve in the IMO Council, and it is the executive organ of the Organization.
- Council elections are held every second year during the IMO Assembly. Denmark was elected for the first time in 2001 and has been re-elected since then.