The Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy, the Honourable Dr Vince Henderson, confirmed that the Government of Dominica has nominated Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University as a candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Dr Doumbia born in the village of Mahaut comes with a vast knowledge, experience, and expertise of senior management in international organisations, including the International Maritime Organisation, the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation.
The International Maritime Organisation, whose headquarters is in London, is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.
The Government of Dominica is confident that Dr Doumbia-Henry is fully qualified and experienced to serve as Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation. The election will take place in July 2023 during the 129th session of the IMO Council.
If successful Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry will join the cadre of Dominicans at the helm of a number of regional and international institutions.