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    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek...
    • Contributor: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • Date: 2001
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    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2002
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    COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa promotes regional economic integration through trade and investment. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    • Date: 2002
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    The World Bank Website of the World Bank covering development projects and operations, data and research, publications, and other activities in support of the Bank's role in providing financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: World Bank
    • Date: 2001
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    International Trade Centre (ITC) The International Trade Centre (ITC) (French: Centre du commerce international (CCI)) is a subsidiary organization of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and provides trade-related technical assistance. Whereas the WTO mainly deals with the rules of international trade and UNCTAD with research and advocacy, ITC's mandate is far more narrow as it is solely concerned...
    • Date: 2002
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    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) "UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. As of 1 April 2019, 170 States are Members of UNIDO. They regularly discuss and decide UNIDO’s guiding principles and policies in the sessions of the Policymaking Organs.The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration...
    • Date: 2002
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    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) "The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Our mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations...
    • Date: 2001
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    UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (In French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule...
    • Date: 2001
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    WTO - World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible." Summary retrieved on May 18, 2020 from...
    • Date: 2001
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    World Meteorological Organization (WMO) "The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and...
    • Date: 2006
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    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
    "The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 30 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the fundamental role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means. NATO is playing an increasingly important...
    • Contributor: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • Date: 2001
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    United Nations (UN) Homepage of the United Nations. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: United Nations
    • Date: 2001
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    World Health Organization (WHO) "WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in six regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. Our main...
    • Contributor: World Health Organization
    • Date: 2001
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    UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Unicef
    • Date: 2001
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    UN Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC) "The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average...
    • Date: 2002
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    CTBTO - Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is an international organization established on 19 November 1996. Its main purpose is to make the necessary preparations so that the CTBT can be effectively implemented once the Treaty enters into force, and to prepare for the first session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty. Its main activity is to...
    • Contributor: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization
    • Date: 2002
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    Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established in 1967 (with five members: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand) with the aim of cooperation in the economic, social, cultural, technical, educational and other fields, and in the promotion of regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law. Today all countries of Southeast Asia are members with Timor Leste...
    • Date: 2008
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    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe | OSCE The OSCE is an international organization which comprises 57 participating States including the USA. It is a security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections. It has many activities in Southeast Europe. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2001
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    African Union "The African Union (AU) was officially launched in July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, following a decision in September 1999 by its predecessor, the OAU to create a new continental organisation to build on its work. The decision to re-launch Africa’s pan-African organisation was the outcome of a consensus by African leaders that in order to realise Africa’s potential, there was a need to...
    • Date: 2011
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    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) operates as a cooperative, multilateral economic and trade forum. It is the only international intergovernmental grouping in the world committed to reducing barriers to trade and investment without requiring its members to enter into legally binding obligations. APEC achieves its goals by promoting dialogue and arriving at decisions on a consensus basis, giving equal weight to the views of all...
    • Date: 2001
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    Asian Development Bank (ADB) "The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world's poor: 263 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than $3.20 a day.ADB assists its members,...
    • Date: 2001
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    European Union (EU) The European Union is an economic and political union between 27 countries. It formed in 1958 as the European Economic Community (EEC), and was renamed the European Union (EU) in 1993 to reflect the organization’s expanded policy areas that include health, climate and the environment, security, justice and migration. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2006
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    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) "The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. It is home to approximately sixteen million citizens, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, and from the main ethnic groups of Indigenous Peoples, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese and Javanese. The Community is multi-lingual; with English as the major language complemented by French and...
    • Date: 2002
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    Organization of American States (OAS) The Organization of American States (OAS) is a continental intergovernmental organization consisting of 35 independent states in the Americas. The organization's main pillars are democracy, human rights, security, and development. The OAS was founded in 1948 for the purposes of facilitating peace and cooperation among its member states. Permanent observer status has been granted to 69 states as well as the European Union. Website....
    • Date: 2001
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    Asia-Europe Foundation Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Singapore, the Asia-Europe Foundation aims to strengthen Asia-Europe relations by facilitating the exchange of ideas and promoting shared learning experiences through activities such as conferences, seminars, and publications. The Asia-Europe Foundation is the only permanent institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2002