Shefali Juneja became the first woman president of ICAO

Shefali Juneja became the first woman president of ICAO

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Category : Appointment/Resignation Published on: September 27 2021

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·        Shefali Juneja has been elected as the Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Safety Committee.

·        She is also the first woman to head this strategic committee.

·        Juneja has previously served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation dealing with international agreements from 2012 to 2019.

·        India has got this responsibility after a gap of 12 years.

Important facts

About the International Civil Aviation Organization

v ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments as signatory states to the Chicago Convention (1944) to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transportation.

v Founded: 4 April 1947

v Headquarters: Montreal, Canada

v Secretary General: Juan Carlos Salazar Gomezu

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