ISLAMABAD: International Civil Aviation Day will be observed on December 7 globally, including Pakistan, to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport.
The organisation is a United Nations body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety. With support from governments, organisations, businesses and individuals, ICAO promotes International Civil Aviation Day through seminars, published material, educational lectures, classroom activities and news announcements on international civil aviation topics. ICAO was established on December 7, 1944, to secure international cooperation and uniformity in civil aviation matters.
The International Services Transit Agreement and the International Air Transport Agreement were also signed. In 1994 ICAO established International Civil Aviation Day to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2011.