Tuesday, 27 September 2011

International Organizations

 Intergovernmental Organizations and International Agencies
http://www.osce.org/ Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - With 56 States from Europe, Central Asia and North America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. It offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of its participating States into practice through its unique network of field missions.
http://www.ngocongo.org/index.php The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO) facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decision-making. CONGO is most active at the major UN centres of New York, Geneva and Vienna but its work stretches out to all regions of the world.
http://www.wango.org/default.aspx The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being.
http://www.au.int/ The African Union
http://www.apec.org/ Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
http://www.iaea.org/ International Atomic Energy Agency
http://www.iea.org/ International Energy Agency
http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home The International Finance Corporation is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. Part of the World Bank Group.
http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm International Monetary Fund. Comprehensive research data.
http://www.oas.org/en/ the Organization of American States brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere.
http://www.oecd.org The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
http://www.wto.org/ World Trade Organization. “The WTO was born out of negotiations, and everything the WTO does is the result of negotiations.”
http://www.who.int/en/ World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/ The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation to empower charities, non-governmental organisations, professional associations, trade unions, faith groups and cultural practitioners.
http://www.ecowas.int/ The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of
economic activity.
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/en/view.aspx The NAFTA Secretariat, comprised of a Canadian Section, a Mexican Section and a United States Section, is responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/ UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
http://www.icc-cpi.int/ International Criminal Court
http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/ Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
http://www.summit-americas.org/default_en.htm The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions.
http://www.escwa.un.org/index.asp UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
http://www.unece.org/ The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
http://www.unescap.org/  The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. 
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/index_en.htm The Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission is in charge of implementing the common trade policy of the European Union.

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