External Liaisons

Inter-Governmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations are recognized as observers to be invited to meetings of the Assembly and all subsidiary organs and subordinate bodies of the IHO in which they have an interest and to which they can make a contribution.

The IHO maintains a substantive number of Memoranda of Understanding and Co-operative Agreements with relevant organizations active in the maritime domain.

In accordance with Article 4 of the General Regulations of the IHO and IHO Resolution 5/1957 - as amended, Observers that meet, as appropriate, the criteria listed below, may be invited to meetings of the Assembly and all subsidiary organs and subordinate bodies of the IHO in which they have an interest and to which they can make a contribution:

a. Governments that are not Parties to the Convention: one or two observers each, if proposed by a Member Government or the Secretary-General and subject to approval by two thirds of the Member Governments;

b. Inter-governmental organizations with which an agreement or special arrangement has been made: one or exceptionally two observers each; and

c. Non-governmental international organizations with which the Organization has established appropriate relationships in accordance with the Guidelines for the Accreditation of Non-governmental International Organizations: one or exceptionally two observers each.

Click HERE to access the Memoranda of Understanding and Co-operative Agreements signed with the relevant organizations.

Inter-Governmental Organizations Recognised as Observers

The following inter-governmental organizations have been recognised as meeting the necessary criteria to be accredited as Observers to the IHO:

Non-Governmental International Organizations Recognised as Observers

The following non-governmental international organizations have been recognised as meeting the necessary criteria to be accredited as Observers to the IHO:


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