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Six candidates for position of IMO Secretary-General

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By the established deadline of 31 March 2015, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received the nominations of six candidates, nominated by their Governments for the position of Secretary-General of IMO.

The election for the post will be held at the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which meets from 29 June to 3 July 2015.  The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 29th session from 23 November to 2 December 2015, for its approval.

The nominations received are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ surname.

Candidate                                           Government

Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou              Republic of Cyprus

Mr. Vitaly Klyuev                                Russian Federation

Mr. Ki-tack Lim                                   Republic of Korea

Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr.                      Republic of the Philippines

Mr. Andreas Nordseth                        Kingdom of Denmark

Mr. Juvenal Shiundu                          Republic of Kenya

The present incumbent, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, ends his four-year term as Secretary-General on 31 December 2015.


IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution by ships.

Web site: www.imo.org

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