2-Aug-2021 5:41 AM

Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia begins mandate as ICAO Secretary General

ICAO announced (01-Aug-2021) Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia officially assumed the office of secretary general, succeeding Dr Fang Liu of China. Secretary General Salazar is a former director general of civil aviation for Colombia. He has more than 26 years of experience in civil aviation, public policy, and the management of large and complex organisations. He plans to work closely with the ICAO Council to further strengthen the agency's governance and ethical framework, to review the organisational structure of the secretariat, to build a digital transformation programme, and to modernise the working methods of the organisation to keep pace with aviation innovation. He has also promised to further strengthen ICAO's global presence through its regional offices and support for key regional priorities, and to assure that special efforts are undertaken through the organisation to support developing States that have suffered the most devastating impacts of the pandemic. ICAO will further support member states in the implementation of CORSIA and other capacity building activities aiming at carbon offsetting and initiatives for reducing emissions from international civil aviation. [more - original PR]

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