IME Joins the United Nations Subcommittee on Transport of Dangerous Goods
Yesterday, the UN Sub-committee on Transport of Dangerous Goods voted unanimously to grant the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) consultative status to participate in the work of that sub-committee as a non-governmental observer. IME began participating at the current sub-committee meeting under the IME banner immediately and will continue to do so at future meetings. Thank you to the USA for their support, the chairman of the Explosives Working Group for his support, and all the other UN experts who overwhelmingly supported IME's application.
Obtaining NGO status will allow IME to participate under its own banner at the UN Transport sub-committee sessions, thus gaining direct recognition for the work it does with the sub-committee. Additionally, IME will now have the flexibility to respond to late arriving proposals and to bring additional technical advisory staff to the sub-committee when issues dictate the need.
IME representative at the UNSCETG, Dave Boston, during a break in the UN business.