International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale (OACI)
Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI)
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija Grazdanskoj Aviacii (IKAO)
4 Apr 1947. The T-XT4402 - Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) was signed 7 Dec 1944, Chicago IL (USA). Pending ratification of the Convention by 26 States, the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization (PICAO) -- Organisation provisoire de l'aviation civile internationale was established and functioned from 6 Jun 1945 to 4 Apr 1947. By 5 Mar 1947, the 26th Ratification having been received, ICAO came into being on 4 Apr 1947. In Oct 1947, became a specialized agency of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) in the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, linked to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC.
Serve as a platform of cooperation among national governments who cooperate together on international civil aviation matters under the Chicago Convention.
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Plenary Assembly (at least every 3 years). Permanent Council (meets 3 times a year, always in Montréal), comprising 36 members serving 3-year term. Air Navigation Commission of 15 members; Air Transport Committee of 36 members; Joint Support Committee of 13 members; Finance Committee of 17 members; Committee on Unlawful Interference with International Aviation and its Facilities Committee of 21 members; Technical Cooperation Committee of 19 members. Special panels appointed from time to time as required. Meetings of main bodies normally open.
/Secretariat Structure/ - reporting to Secretary General
I. Office of Secretary General, including:
- Finance Branch, overseeing -
- -Accounting Services Section,
- -Financial Services Section;
- External Relations and Public Information Office;
- Office for Programmes Evaluation, Audit and Management Review;
- Asia and Pacific Office, Bangkok (Thailand);
- Eastern and Southern African Office, Nairobi (Kenya);
- European and North Atlantic Office, Paris (France);
- Middle East Office, Cairo (Egypt);
- North American, Central American and Caribbean Office, Mexico City (Mexico);
- South American Office, Lima (Peru);
- Western and Central African Office, Dakar (Senegal);
- Regional Affairs Office.
II. Air Navigation Bureau, including:
- Deputy Director who oversees -
- Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Section,
- Meteorology Section,
- Safety Oversight Audit Section,
- Flight Safety Section, including
- -Aviation Training Policy and Standards Unit,
- Air Traffic Management Section,
- Accident Investigation and Prevention Section,
- Aerodromes, Air Routes and Ground Aids Section,
- Aeronautical Information and Charts Section, overseeing
- -Aeronautical Information Unit,
- -Cartographic Unit,
- Aviation Medicine Section,
- Unified Strategy Programme Unit.
III. Air Transport Bureau, including:
- Deputy Director who oversees -
- Economic Policy Section,
- Statistics Section,
- Forecasting and Economic Planning Section,
- Airport and Route Facility Management Section,
- Joint Financing Section,
- Environmental Unit;
- Aviation Security and Facilitation Branch which oversees -
- Aviation Security Section,
- Support Unit,
- Development Unit,
- Assistance and Oversight Unit,
- Facilitation Section;
- Aviation Security Audit Unit.
IV. Technical Cooperation Bureau, including:
- Deputy Director who oversees -
- Field Operations Section, Europe and Middle East,
- Field Operations Section, Africa,
- Field Operations Section, The Americas,
- Field Operations Section, Asia and Pacific,
- Project Development Section, overseeing
- -Fellowships Unit,
- Field Personnel Section, overseeing
- -Field Recruitment Unit,
- -Field Personnel Administration Unit,
- Field Procurement Section, overseeing
- -Procurement Unit,
- -Procurement Support Unit (Technical),
- Regular Programme Procurement Section;
- Programme Budget Unit.
V. Bureau of Administration and Services, including:
- Personnel Branch which oversees -
- Staff Services Section, including
- -Social Security and Welfare Unit,
- Recruitment, Establishment and Studies Section;
- Language and Publications Branch which oversees -
- English and Publications Section, including Editorial Unit,
- French Section, including Editorial Unit and Text Processing Unit,
- Spanish Section, including Editorial Unit and Text Processing Unit,
- Russian Section, including Editorial Unit and Text Processing Unit,
- Arabic Section, including Editorial Unit and Text Processing Unit,
- Chinese Section,
- Interpretation Section,
- Terminology, Reference and Documentation Section,
- Document Control,
- Printing Section, including
- -Production Unit,
- -Assembling and Collating Unit,
- -Pre-Press Unit;
- And also includes
- Conference and Office Services Section, including
- -General Services Unit,
- Registry, Distribution and Sales Section, including
- -Registry and Telecommunications Unit,
- -Document Sales Unit,
- -Internal Distribution Unit,
- -External Distribution Unit,
- Information and Communication Technology Section,
- Assembly and Council Secretariat,
- Web, Library and Archives.
VI. Legal Bureau.
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