The International Civil Aviation Organization

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The International Civil Aviation Organization

Origin, Objectives and Achievements

Civil aviation is a powerful force for progress in our modern global society. It creates and supports millions of jobs worldwide. It forms part of the economic lifeline of many countries. It is a catalyst for travel and tourism, the world's largest industry. Beyond economics, air transport enriches the social and cultural fabric of society and contributes to the attainment of peace and prosperity throughout the world. Therefore, providing a cohesive, global form of organization for such activities is essential in ensuring their quality, stability and effectiveness.

The International Civil Aviation Organization:
I- Definition:

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To secure international co-operation and a highest possible degree of uniformity in regulations and standards, procedures and organization regarding civil aviation matters.
2. To ensure the safety and orderly development of all aspects of international civil aeronautics.
3. To provide a forum whereby requirements and procedures in need of standardization may be introduced, studied and resolved.
Strategic Objectives for 2005-210:
1. Enhance global civil aviation Safety
2. Enhance global aviation security
3. Minimize the adverse effect of global civil aviation on the environment
4. Enhance the efficiency of aviation operations
5. Maintain the continuity of aviation operations
6. Strengthen law governing international civil aviation

IV- Achievements:
The efforts of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have contributed to making air travel the safest mode of transportation, with the continuous strong growth of airline traffic. In 1947, when nine million traveled, 590 were killed in aircraft accidents; in 1993 the number of deaths was 936 out of the 1.2 billion airline passengers.
Case Study: Lebanon
Previous Lebanese Prime Minister visits ICAO Headquarters in Canada
In 1997, ex-Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri visited ICAO Headquarters while on an official visit to Canada. He met with senior officials of the organization following a tour of the new headquarters and conference centre.
This visit, which
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