As of January 2014
The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of micro algae Spirulina against malnutrition (IIMSAM) is an Autonomous Entity within Article Five (5) of the Collaborative Inter-governmental Scientific Research Institute, Free Agreement for co-operation in scientific research and humanitarian use of micro-alga spirulina as food. Registered under United Nations Treaty Series No. 37542-37543, dated 12th June 2001; in accordance with the Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.IIMSAM was granted Inter-governmental Observer status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (Under United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolution 212/2003 5th of March 2003). Designated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) Under Rule 79 of the Rules & Procedure for continuing participation in the deliberations of the council on questions within the Scope of their Activities. IIMSAM is Mandated to disseminate Spirulina as a Humanitarian Instrument in fighting severe malnutrition worldwide. IIMSAM works to promote the use of Spirulina against severe malnutrition. IIMSAM maintains communication channels open with entities around the world. These include but not limited to:
IIMSAM has an International Panel of Experts that provide technological, scientific, and operational support and biological and engineering advice. These include some of the world’s leading experts on Spirulina.