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International Maritime Organization

  • By: Jens Schröder-Hinrichs
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is an important monitor and facilitator of global trade. As of 2010, 169 member-states participate in the work of the organization, together with 59 ...

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