The Singapore delegation to the 39th ICAO Assembly was led by Co-ordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan.


Singapore was successfully re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 1 October 2016. First elected to the Council of the ICAO in 2003, Singapore has subsequently been re-elected in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013 at the Assembly Sessions held triennially.

The Singapore delegation to the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, was led by Co-ordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan, and included officials from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

On Singapore’s re-election, Minister Khaw said, “We are honoured to be re-elected to the Council of ICAO and by the support of our fellow ICAO Member States. We will continue to contribute actively to the advancement of the ICAO’s mission.”

Working Together to Shape International Aviation

The ICAO is a United Nations specialised agency, which works with its Member States and industry groups to set international civil aviation standards, recommended practices, and policies. Currently, Singapore contributes in over 100 ICAO expert groups to help shape international standards in areas ranging from aviation safety and security, to aviation environmental protection and aviation medicine. It holds leadership positions in 18 of these groups.

In addition, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the training arm of the CAAS, contributes to international aviation by providing a wide range of specialised training programmes for civil aviation professionals worldwide. SAA has also partnered ICAO in offering fellowships for course participants.

For more information on the ICAO Council, click here.