International Maritime Organization

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Group.png International Maritime Organization  
(Specialized agency of the United Nations, RegulatorSourcewatch WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
International Maritime Organization.svg
AbbreviationIMO, OMI
Parent organizationUN
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
TypeSpecialised agency
Member ofGlobal Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact

The International Maritime Organization is a UN body to regulate international shipping.


A 2017 report by London-based non-profit organisation InfluenceMap claims corporations have "unmatched" power to shape regulations at the International Maritime Organization[1] - i.e. that the IMO stood out as the UN body most influenced by corporations. The study observed that

“Despite being responsible for close to 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the shipping sector remains outside of the UN Paris Agreement on climate. It has achieved this through corporate capture of the International Maritime Organization”
' [2]

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