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Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine
Selected International Organizations
There are many international organizations. Below is a selected few of these organizations.
Asian-Pacific Economic Corporation
APEC was established to promote economic integration around the Pacific Rim and to sustain economic growth. APEC currently has 21 members.
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) was established on 19 November 1996 by a Resolution adopted by the Meeting of States Signatories at the United Nations in New York. 182 countries are members of the CTBTO.
Web server offering information on the European Union's goals and policies.
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Provides information about the OECD and it's activities, members, news releases (available full text), and publications.
Organization of American States
April 30, 1948 - 21 countries of the hemisphere met in Bogotá, Colombia, to adopt the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), which affirmed their commitment to common goals and respect for each nation’s sovereignty. Since then, the OAS has expanded to include the nations of the Caribbean, as well as Canada.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
OPEC is an international Organization of 12 developing countries which are heavily reliant on oil revenues as their main source of income. Membership is open to any country which is a substantial net exporter of oil and which shares the ideals of the Organization.
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 help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business. Founded in 1995 and created by the Uruguay Round negotiations, over 144 countries are members.
Popular UN Reports and Organizations
Human Development Reports
Search by country and print or download reports which include demographic and political information about that country.
Food and Agriculture Organization
The FAO was founded in 1945. Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security. FAO Statistics generate data for nutrition, food production, forestry, etc.
International Atomic Energy Association
The IAEA serves as the world's foremost intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology.
International Labour Organization
Established in 1919, and since 1946 a member of the United Nations Organization, the International Labour Organization has focused on workplace issues, actively seeking to create decent work for all - work which is freely chosen and performed in an environment of equity, security and human dignity.
Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries. Its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund, but it retained the acronym "UNICEF," by which it is known to this day.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Statistics on current populations and projected populations, as well as information about the population work done by the United Nations.
World Health Organization
A UN organization responsible for working to improve health worldwide.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Information about refugees worldwide. The Refworld database, linked on the home page, provides access to thousands of documents about refugees.