International Civil Aviation Organization
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A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 188 Contracting States.
ICAO, DOC 9626 Manual on the Regulation of International Air Transport [E-F-S-R-A-C] 1996, p. 3.4-1