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International Civil Aviation Organization

Also called the ICAO. An agency of the United Nations that develops standards for safe international flight. It recommends principles for inspections, infrastructure, accidents procedures, and so forth. Nearly every member of the UN is also a member of the ICAO. It was established in 1947 and is based in Montreal.
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The ministry said it may propose a resolution criticizing North Korea in the ICAO general assembly starting Sept.
May also expressed deep disappointment in the decision by the European States to "reserve" on the aspects of the ICAO Assembly Resolution that reconfirm that countries may impose emissions trading or other market-based measures on the airlines of other countries only through agreement and in accordance with treaty requirements and ICAO principles.
ICAO will be convening a side event at COP21 tomorrow to highlight its expectations and provide concrete insights into the successful strategy and initiatives it has pursued to assist the development and implementation of Member States Action Plans to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, in cooperation with Governments, other UN bodies and the aviation industry.
Capacity-building assistance to states in need in cooperation with ICAO, other states and the aviation industry is emphasised in the roadmap.
This partnership between the GCAA, ICAO and ADAC illustrates the central role airports play in the continued development and evolution of the aviation sector, and further confirms the UAE's leadership within the ICAO," he stated.
AcSys Biometrics is prepared to supply the technology necessary to provide the heightened security measures the ICAO requires and is privileged to have been chosen to demonstrate its technology at ICAO's 33rd Assembly," said Jerry Janik, president of AcSys Biometrics.
ICAO carries out periodic audits of member countries and assesses their implementation of norms prescribed by ICAO.
The ICAO Resolution calls for an improvement of fuel efficiency by 2% annually to 2050; work to achieve a collective medium-term aspirational goal of capping aviation's carbon emissions from 2020; and a global CO2 standard for aircraft engines with a target date of 2013.
Assad Kotaite, president of ICAO's council and ICAO Secretary General Philippe Rochat were among those attending the signing ceremony.
Exactly one year ago, ICAO formally adopted the chip empowered passport or "ePassport" as it has become known, as the new high security, globally-standardized form of passport; one carrying facial biometric details to allow positive confirmation of the presenter as the rightful holder.
No final agreement has been reached, they said, as ICAO works with other international groups and Ukrainian officials to develop a strategy.
Should ICAO fail, the European Union could re-impose an emissions trading system on global airlines.