Monday, December 6, 2010

Int'l Civil Aviation Day

Int'l Civil Aviation Day
 MANILA, Philippines – To mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1994, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted Resolution A 29-1 recognizing December 7 of every year as International Civil Aviation Day and declared it an official UN day.

The purpose of the global celebration is to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of states, and the role of ICAO in promoting the safety, efficiency, and regularity of international air transport.

The International Civil Aviation Organization works to achieve its vision of safe, secure, and sustainable development of civil aviation through cooperation among member states. Its objectives include the enhancement of global civil aviation safety and security, the minimization of the adverse effect of global civil aviation on the environment, the enhancement of the efficiency of aviation operations, and the strengthening laws governing international civil aviation.

The contribution of civil aviation in the progress of nations is immense. With massive improvements in civil aviation and air transport systems, planes now travel at much faster speed, going longer distances non-stop and carrying more people and cargo.

On the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day, we acknowledge the work of the many men and women worldwide whose efforts have breached geographical divides, bringing people to places that allow them to value diversity, transporting goods that are essential to human survival and development.

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