Established in 1944 and following the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) by the Contracting States, The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a United Nation specialized agency.
ICAO's role is to set standards and rules regarding international civil aviation as well as serving as a forum for cooperation among the 192 contracting countries. Malaysia has been a member of ICAO since May 7, 1958 and has been continuously taking part in programs and activities organized by the organization.
The ICAO Council, which comprises of 36 states selected via election from members of the assembly is the governing body of ICAO. Malaysia has been a Council Member of ICAO from 2007 and has since maintains membership in the Council for three consecutive terms
The appointment of Malaysia as a council member
The appointment of Malaysia as a council member of the ICAO enables Malaysia to contribute to the international civil aviation industry and provides direct access to voice matters affecting the national interest. Simultaneously, the membership enhances the image and profile of Malaysia at the international level.