ACVFFI in 39th General Assembly of ICAO

From left to right: Mr. Hamid, Ms. Vera and Ms. Rueda

ACVFFI`s Delegation was formed by three persons: ACVFFI’s Chairwoman, Pilar Vera (AVJK5022‘s President) and Agueda Rueda (relative of passenger AH5017) and Junaid Hamid (ACAA‘s President from Pakistan). They participated in the 39th ICAO General Assembly held in Montreal from September 27 to October 7. It was the first time in the history of this UN Agency, which Federation of Victims attends as an observer recognised by its Council on 02/29/2016.

 ACVFFI presented to Assembly three Working Papers

Each documents address an unique item:

  1. WP-270: Elevation to Standard of Recommendation 8.46 dealing with Assistance to Victims in Annex 13.
  2. WP-271: Guide to Ensure the Independence of the Official Commissions of Investigation of Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents.
  3. WP-272: ICAO Database of Security Recommendations targeted or not of a global nature, which will become operational in the ICAO website in January 2017.

Mrs. Vera presented and defended three documents, through three speeches to the Executive Committee and Technical Commission. Fortunately, all documents were approved and forwarded to ICAO Council. 

On the other hand, there have also been intense contacts with those responsible for a large majority of countries attending Assembly, as well as International Organisations, whose results we expect to see in the coming months.

ACVFFI has a very positive balance: an historic participation in ICAO General Assembly, the heart of the international community charged with developing standards of civil aviation.