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The Directory: International Organisations

Gunnar Anzinger: Multi-Governmental Organizations  

Links to just about every international and multi-governmental organisation.

Asian Development Bank  

Established in 1966 to promote economic and social development in Asian and Pacific countries through loans and technical assistance.

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)  

Includes ten member states: Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)  

International organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. Includes a directory of central banks.

Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs).  

Aims to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court  

Incorporates 2,500 organisations around the world that work in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC.

Commonwealth Secretariat  

A voluntary association of 54 countries that work together towards shared goals in democracy and development.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)  

International financial institution that supports projects in 29 countries from central Europe to central Asia, investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot fully be met by the market.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  

Activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime. Site includes ICC Guidelines, codes and rules for all areas of international business; rules and awards of the ICC International, Court of Arbitration.

International Committee of the Red Cross  

Independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence.

International Labour Organisation  

Tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

International Law Commission  

UN body which promotes the progressive development of international law and its codification.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)  

Organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

League of Arab States  

Regional organisation of Arab states in North Africa and Southwest Asia, designed to co-ordinate collaboration, safeguard independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)  

Intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty (4 April 1949), providing collective defense for the 28 member states.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  

Seeks to bring together governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development, and contribute to growth in world trade.

United Nations (UN)  

Official website of the United Nations, a unique coallition of 192 member states.

World Bank Group  

Made up of two unique development institutions owned by 184 member countries�the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) whose mission is global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world.

World Health Organisation (WHO)  

The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

World Trade Organisation (WTO)  

Global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.