Yearbook of the United Nations 1993

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.



International Maritime Organization (IMO)

In 1993, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held the eighteenth session of its biennial Assembly (London, 25 October-5 November), at which it considered and approved its work during the previous two years. The Assembly adopted amendments to the annex of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, regarding changes to signals and lights, and to the annex of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, to introduce the units of the International Organization for Standardization. Also adopted were 36 technical resolutions, some of which dealt with procedures for operational control; life-saving and search and rescue; fire safety; radio communications; tonnage measurement; fatigue factors in manning and safety; survey and inspection of tankers and bulk carriers; standards for ship manoeuvrability; piracy; guidelines to assist flag States; the Code for the Safe Carriage of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Flasks on Board Ships; and the International Safety Management Code. The Assembly adopted the 1994-1995 IMO budget and elected 32 member States to serve during the 1994-1995 biennium on the IMO Council—IMO’s governing body between Assembly sessions. It also adopted amendments to the IMO Convention which would increase the Council’s membership from 32 to 40. The amendments were to enter into force 12 months after being accepted by two thirds of IMO member States.


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