ICAO ASSEMBLY ELECTS NEW COUNCIL
FOR THREE-YEAR TERM
MONTRÉAL, 5 October 2010 - The 37th Session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization completed the election of its new Council today. The 36-member Council is the governing body of the Organization and is elected for a three-year term.
The election process was divided into three parts, with the following States elected:
(States of chief importance in air transport) – Australia*, Brazil*, Canada*, China*, France*,Germany*, Italy*, Japan*, Russian Federation*, United Kingdom*, and the United States*.
(States which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for internationalcivil air navigation) – Argentina*, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt*, India*, Mexico*, Nigeria*, Saudi Arabia*, Singapore*, South Africa* and Spain*.
(States ensuring geographic representation) – Burkina Faso, Cameroon*, Cuba, Guatemala,Malaysia*, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea*, Slovenia, Swaziland,Uganda*, United Arab Emirates*.
A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 190 Contracting States.