Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA)

Organisation Maritime de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre (OMAOC)
Organização Maritima da Africa do Oeste e do Centro (OMAOC)

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History

5-7 May 1975, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), as Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport (MINCONMAR) - Conférence ministérielle des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre sur les transports maritimes (CMEAOC), at a meeting of Plenipotentiary Ministers and Representatives of 17 countries, by the adoption of a Maritime Transport Charter for West and Central Africa -- Charte des transports maritimes en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, commonly referred to as Abidjan Charter -- Charte d'Abidjan. Restructured at an extra-ordinary session of Ministers of member States, 6th Aug 1999, Abidjan, when current title was adopted.

Aims

Provide an effective inter-governmental sub-regional platform for sectoral cooperation in the field of Maritime/Transit Transport in a maritime region where countries share common problems of demand and supply for shipping services and associated safety and environmental protection threats.

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Activities

Projects/programmes; research/documentation; networking/liaising. Management of treaties and agreements: Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in West and Central Africa (Abuja MOU).

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Portuguese.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 25 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Shipping
    • Maritime

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

F1523

Last News Received

14. Oct 2015
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