The 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization recently elected a new 36-member Council as the governing body of the Organization for a three-year term.
The Council is a permanent body of the Organization responsible to the Assembly. In the election, adequate representation is given to States of chief importance in air transport, States not otherwise included but which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation and States not otherwise included whose designation will ensure that all major geographic areas of the world are represented on the Council.
The election process was divided into three parts, with the following States elected:
PART 1: States of chief importance in air transport
Australia*, Brazil*, Canada*, China*, France*, Germany*, Italy*, Japan*, Russian Federation*,
United Kingdom*, and the United States*.
PART 2: States which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation
Argentina*, Colombia*, Egypt*, Finland, India*, Mexico*, Netherlands, Nigeria*, Saudi Arabia*, Singapore*, South Africa*, and Spain*.
Part 3: States ensuring geographic representation
Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Malaysia*, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea*, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates*, Zambia.