Convention on International Civil Aviation

The Convention on International Civil Aviation, commonly known as the Chicago Convention, established the International Civil Aviation Organisation – the specialized UN agency responsible for coordinating international air travel. The convention provides for the international rules on aviation and the rights of signatories in relation to air travel. It also exempts air fuels from taxes.
It was initially signed by 54 countries in Chicago to promote international cooperation in the aviation sector. It laid the foundation for the standards and procedures for peaceful global air navigation. It currently has 193 members.

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