Q. What is the International Maritime Organization (IMO)?
A. A specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. IMO is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic.
Q. How many member states and associate members have the IMO?
A. 174 member states and 3 associate member states (source: IMO Member States webpage, 17 July 2018).
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