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Sweden elected to International Maritime Organization Council


Sweden has been elected to the Council of the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO). This will give Sweden greater opportunity to influence global shipping and push for safer, more climate-friendly maritime traffic with reduced emissions.

“Shipping is critical for Sweden. It is therefore important for Sweden to be involved and work for the future’s safe and fossil-free shipping. As a Council member, we gain major influence in the IMO and the opportunity to make a difference. Membership of the Council also makes Sweden a more effective host country of the World Maritime University in Malmö,” says Minister for Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson.

Sweden was elected at the 33rd IMO Assembly. As a member of the IMO Council, Sweden can also influence how the IMO is governed, its budget and strategic direction.

About IMO

The IMO Assembly meets every other year and comprises all 175 IMO Member States. The Council is the IMO’s executive body comprising 40 members. The candidacy is for the 2024–2025 term.

Press contact

Ebba Gustavsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 76 127 04 88
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