IMO Secretary-General's Mandate Renewed
Monday, November 13, 2006
Efthimios E. Mitropoulos outlined his agenda for the future as the IMO Council confirmed its support for his continuing to serve the Organization as Secretary-General for another four years.
The Council decided by acclamation to renew Mitropoulos's mandate for another four-year term, concluding on 31 December 2011, and to advise the twenty-fifth regular session of the Assembly accordingly, in conformity with Article 22 of the IMO Convention.
He also took the opportunity to thank the staff of the Organization. "
Looking to the future, Mitropoulos said that the safety of life at the sea should continue to be IMO's principal objective. In particular, he singled out the 'goal-based standard' concept, and spoke of the "beneficial impact it will certainly have."