[ICAO] – ICAO recently launched the ICAO eLibrary – an online digital publications repository that features Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for International Civil Aviation, Conventions and Related Acts.
The ICAO eLibrary provides public access to ICAO’s regulations and legal documents in a read-only format, free of charge. The multilingual platform is operating in official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
It provides personalized reading experience to highlight, comment and bookmark publications. The latest selected ICAO publications are available in the ICAO eLibrary at any time on any device. The collection of ICAO publications will be continuously expanded with new content added every month. It is recommended to check the website regularly for updates.
ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transport as signatory states to the Chicago Convention (1944).
Its core function is to maintain an administrative and expert bureaucracy (the ICAO Secretariat) supporting these diplomatic interactions, and to research new air transport policy and standardization innovations as directed and endorsed by governments through the ICAO Assembly, or by the ICAO Council which the assembly elects.
Industry and civil society groups, and other concerned regional and international organizations, also participate in the exploration and development of new standards at ICAO in their capacity as ‘Invited Organizations’.
As new priorities are identified by these stakeholders, the ICAO secretariat convenes panels, task forces, conferences and seminars to explore their technical, political, socio-economic and other aspects. It then provides governments with the best results and advice possible as they collectively and diplomatically establish new international standards and recommended practices for civil aviation internationally.