International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Canada’s Delivery on Host-State Commitments to ICAO

Canada has been the host state to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) since 1947 and, along with its Quebec and Montréal partners, remains strongly committed to the organization.

The Government of Canada renewed its hosting agreement with ICAO for another 20 years and delivered on additional commitments to the organization: Canada completed major renovations to the ICAO premises to better accommodate the 38th ICAO Assembly in the fall of 2013 and future conferences, and increased services and outreach, including at the ministerial level , to the ICAO community.

Canada and its partners continue to work hard to deliver optimal services to the ICAO community in its Montréal home.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, which led to the establishment of ICAO. To mark this event, the City of Montréal renamed Square-Victoria metro station to Square-Victoria-OACI. The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations, Christine St-Pierre, Senator Léo Housakos, ICAO’s President of the Council, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO’s Secretary General, Raymond Benjamin, and the President of the Société de transport de Montréal, Philippe Schnobb, were present. A commemorative plaque was unveiled and will be installed at the station.

"This plaque symbolizes our sustained and strong commitment to the work of ICAO in its Montreal home, now and into the future. As Montrealers and visitors alike come and go through this station in the course of their daily affairs, the new name and this plaque will remind them of the city’s proud and vital link to this important organization and the world of aviation.”

John Baird

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister

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