Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, which was accepted on Tuesday.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 40.3 million people were victims of forced labour and modern slavery in 2017. The 2016 Global Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (
Greener or more environmentally-friendly airplanes can bring benefits to nature and society and help reduce poverty; that’s according to Nancy Young, an aviation expert appointed by the UN Secretary-General to provide recommendations on sustainable transport.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his “sincerest condolences” to the families of the crew members and passengers of downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 as recovery efforts continue amid harsh conditions in the Java Sea.
Air travel, already billed as the safest form of transportation, will be made even safer under the first-ever government-industry joint programme, supported by the United Nations aviation agency, for a unified approach to reducing accident rates, particularly in developing countries.
Taïeb Chérif, an Algerian with over 30 years of commercial airline experience, has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Secretary General of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective 1 August 2006.