The International Maritime Organization (IMO) consists of 171 member states and 3 associate members. The General Assembly of IMO is the highest governing body of IMO and meets biannually. The executive body for the IMO is the IMO Council, consisting of 40 States appointed by the General Assembly.
This success reflects the recognition of the international maritime community towards Malaysia’s contribution in the international maritime arena. In this connection, as a Council member Malaysia actively participates in the formulation and decisions on policies as well as maritime programs of IMO.