ICAO develops policies and Standards, undertakes compliance audits,
performs studies and analyses, provides assistance and builds aviation
capacity through many other activities and the cooperation of its Member
States and stakeholders. As of March 2016, there are 191 ICAO members , consisting of 190 of the
193 UN members (all but Dominica, Liechtenstein, and Tuvalu), plus
the Cook Islands.
The Council of ICAO is elected by the Assembly every 3 years and consists of 36
members elected in 3 categories.
The present Council was elected on 1 October 2013 at the 38th Assembly of ICAO at Montreal. The structure of the present Council is as follows:
PART I (States of chief importance in air transport)
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States. (12)
PART II (States which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation)
Argentina, Egypt, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and Venezuela. Except Norway, Portugal and Venezuela others are re elected. (15)
PART III (States ensuring geographic representation)
Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Poland, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates and United Republic of Tanzania. Poland has been elected for the first time.