Republic of South Sudan Joins ICAO

MONTRÉAL, 10 November 2011 – The Republic of South Sudan has become ICAO’s 191st Member State by adhering to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.


South Sudan became a Member State on 10 November 2011, 30 days after South Sudan’s notification of adherence was received, on 11 October 2011, by the Department of State of the United States, which serves as Depositary of the Convention.
South Sudan’s membership in ICAO will facilitate plans currently underway by the Organization’s Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB) to provide technical assistance to the State.


An infrastructure-based improvement programme to enhance the safety of UN air operations in the country, in cooperation with the UN Mission to South Sudan, is underway and a proposal is being made to the Government of South Sudan for the development of a roadmap for the civil aviation sector.


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