International Civil Aviation Organization
Friday، 13 January 2023 - 04:24 PM
A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (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 191 Member States. The ICAO Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
Mission of the Organization
Encourage the development of international civil aviation throughout the world in a safe and orderly manner.
Establish the necessary standards and regulations for the safety, security, efficiency, and regularity of aviation.
Protection of the aviation environment, regulation, and facilitation of navigation between States and border crossings.
Prevention of irregularities.
Develop air accident investigation systems.
Egypt and the International Civil Aviation Organization
Egypt has been a member of the Council of the International Aviation Organization since its inception
On 1/10/2022, during its participation in the 41st General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through a high-level delegation headed by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Lieutenant General Mohamed Abbas Helmy, Egypt submitted a request to re-run for membership of the Council of the Organization for the "second category" for the next three years, during the elections that will take place within the work of the General Assembly of ICAO, this comes from Egypt's leading role in the field of civil aviation, and in light of its keenness on a permanent and effective presence in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). During its membership in the FAO Council
Egypt has many supporting ingredients that qualify it to win again a seat in the Council of the Organization for the "second category", as it enjoys the support and nomination of the Arab and African groups in the international organization and enjoys close relations with all ICAO Member States, as well as its permanent commitment to the application of all legislation and regulations issued by regional and international aviation organizations.
According to the statute of the "ICAO", the member states of the organization are selecting only 36 countries to form the Council of the International Aviation Organization, which manages the affairs of the organization, divided into three categories, each category consists of 12 countries, and the "first category" represents the countries that manufacture aircraft and aviation technology, while the "second category", in which Egypt applied for candidacy, represents the countries that have a major role in providing facilities in the field of civil aviation and air navigation, while the "third category" seats are distributed according to geographical areas .
Following the announcement of Egypt's victory, Lieutenant General Mohamed Abbas, Minister of Civil Aviation, congratulated the political leadership on Egypt's victory and its preservation of its seat in the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, stressing that the support and interest of the political leadership and the state in the aviation sector had a major role in enhancing the position of Egyptian air transport at the regional and international levels.
The Minister of Civil Aviation expressed his thanks and appreciation to all heads and members of delegations of all countries participating in the General Assembly for their support and election to Egypt, expressing his gratitude for this great international appreciation that Egypt enjoyed, which confirms the distinguished relations between Egypt and the countries of the world and reflects the extent of appreciation of the international aviation community for Egypt's effective and positive role and efforts in the air transport industry, as Egypt retains this seat since joining ICAO until now, in the elections held every three years .