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ICAO : International Civil Aviation Organization

02 Dec 2020

ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, which was created in 1944 to support diplomacy on international air transport matters under the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).


Under the auspices of ICAO, countries have adopted over 12,000 standards and practices, which help to align their national regulations relevant to aviation safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental protection, enabling a truly global network to be realized.


ICAO forums provide opportunities for advice and advocacy to be shared with government decision-makers by industry groups, civil society non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other officially-recognized air transport stakeholders. IAF and ICAO have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that defines the cooperation between the two organizations in relation to the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Part of this MoU is the realization of capacity building activities, such as the development and delivery of training courses on verification under CORSIA.