AMBASSADOR JUAN CARLOS GAMARRA PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

Peruvian Ambassador Juan Carlos Gamarra presented credential letters to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Kitack Lim.

Such credentials recognize his appointment as Peru's Permanent Representative to the IMO. At the event, the ambassador reaffirmed Peru’s commitment to work actively with the organization to continue implementing standards and measures related to maritime safety, environment protection, and technical cooperation, among others.

Likewise, Ambassador Gamarra met the Secretary General to deposit the instrument of accession to the London Protocol. Therefore, Peru has become the 51st State to accede to the IMO treaty covering dumping of wastes at sea.

The London Protocol entered into force in 2006, modernizing the original "London Convention" dumping treaty by prohibiting all dumping at sea with the exception of wastes commonly agreed by Governments and then put on an approved list.

London, 31 October 2018