Hundreds of ministers and other high-level officials from 193 countries, including local government dignitaries, will be hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) at its 41st triennial Assembly taking place from 27 September to 7 October 2022.

The negotiations will be of critical importance to governments’ abilities to charter a sustainable and resilient recovery of the global aviation sector from the effects of the pandemic.

As a result, the 2022 ICAO Assembly has attracted interest from aviation regulators, operators, and non-governmental organisations.

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly and Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante will join ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano at the opening ceremonies.

41st Assembly main issues

Environmental Protection

  • The need to reach an agreement amongst Member States on a Long-term Global Aspirational Goal (LTAG) in line with the latest scientific recommendations
    The need to reach an agreement amongst Member States on the means of implementation for LTAG, with the potential of strengthening the role of State Action Plans to support LTAG achievement.
    The promotion of participation in the ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (ACT-SAF) Programme.
    The promotion of the latest technologies, operations, fuels and innovations through the ICAO Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation
    Governments’ review of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Public Health Emergencies

  • The development of a strategy and effective mechanisms to manage future public health emergencies
    The development of a comprehensive crisis management mechanism to build resilience in order to manage any type of crisis in the future

Aviation Security & Facilitation

  • The ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan, which will provide leadership to all entities involved in security enhancement and internationally agreed goals and targets.
    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation security threats and risks
    The strategic importance of biometric travel documents for achieving border security objectives, along with the implementation of ICAO’s traveller identity programme objectives
    The implementation of interoperable health certificates with the ICAO Visible Digital Seal for Non-Constrained Environments (VDS-NC)
    The implementation of the recommendations from the Symposium on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims (AAAVF 2021) recommendations

Aviation Safety and Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency

  • The Global Aviation Safety Plan and Global Air Navigation Plan, which will help bring the aviation community together to achieve an agile, safe, secure, sustainable, high-performing and interoperable global air navigation system
    The evolution of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme

Air Transport Economic Development

  • The recognition of aviation as a powerful enabler of recovery, and place it at center of national strategies to fully realise its socio-economic benefits
    The liberalisation of air transport, opening markets and overcoming protectionist constraints
    More support for air cargo operations
    Enhanced access to funding for long-term investment needs to enhance and modernise aviation infrastructure and air navigation services worldwide
    The finalisation and adherence to the draft multilateral convention on foreign ownership in airlines.Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter