IHO Assembly postponed
In the context of the growing global health crisis linked to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the IHO Secretary-General in liaison with the Council Chair and the Monaco Government have come to the decision to postpone the 2nd Session of the IHO Assembly originally planned 21 to 24 April.
The IHO Directing Committee is currently exploring the options for the Assembly to be held at a new date during the second half of the year. The Committee is also looking at alternatives to carry out the election for the IHO Director position which will become vacant in September 2020 and which was scheduled to take place during the Assembly next month. More details on the solution will be provided in an Assembly Circular Letter in due course.
As an immediate consequence of the latest recommendations issued by the Monaco government, the majority of the Secretariat's staff has been directed to work from home. All relevant operations such as website maintenance, financial transactions and registration of incoming and outgoing mail will be maintained. However, it is possible the processing and regular support for work programme items are not be carried out with the usual efficiency. We would ask for some patience if there are slight delays in matters treated by the Secretariat.