International Organizations on the Web
Use the Internet to learn about the world's supranational
organizations. See how the nations of the world cooperate
on important global issues, from security and international law to
economic integration. Then read the most recent Post
stories about each group or organization.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEAN's mission is to promote economic cooperation among the nations
of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This site provides an overview of
the group and its programs, the text of its key agreements and
detailed economic statistics for the region.
Post ASEAN Stories
The European Union
Europa, the official homepage of the European Union details the continent's long quest toward economic, political and monetary solidarity. The site documents the various institutions
of the union, placing decision-making and enforcement powers.
Plus you can learn (and listen to) what
classical composition has been adopted as
the official anthem of a unified Europe.
Post EU Stories
International Committee of the Red Cross
The ICRC helps victims of war and internal violence, attempting to ensure implementation of humanitarian rules restricting armed violence. The Red Cross site has news, photos, publications and information about their operations around the world and International Humanitarian Law.
Post Red Cross Stories
International Court of Justice
The International Court is the principal judicial organ of the
United Nations. This page gives its history, names the current justices
and lists cases pending before the court.
Post International Court Stories
International Monetary Fund
The IMF is a cooperative institution of member countries that "lends money to members having trouble meeting financial
obligations to other members, but only on condition that they undertake economic reforms to
eliminate these difficulties for their own good and that of the entire membership." Read selected IMF publications, browse the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board information by country, and look at the activities of the IMF Institute.
Post IMF Stories
Mercosur marks the effort of South America's most prosperous nations to
establish a free market on the continent. At this site
you can learn about the history and structure of the organization and its
Post Mercosur Stories
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO's site provides a history of the security organization. You can find the text of the North Atlantic Treaty, information on member countries, as well as updates on NATO's mission in
Partnership for Peace program.
Post NATO Stories
Organization of American States
Learn about the world's oldest regional organization and its commitment to the common
concerns of nations of the Western Hemisphere. In addition to profiles of its member states and observers in North, Central and
South America, you can read about current OAS programs, including initiatives on
human rights, the environment and drug abuse.
Post OAS Stories
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
The OECD is a "forum permitting governments of the industrialised democracies to study and formulate the best
policies possible in all economic and social spheres." Read about the history behind this intergovernmental organization, look at a list of member states, and browse descriptions of their many publications.
Post OECD Stories
The U.N. site contains an overview of the world's largest international
organization. It describes the structure and functions
of its principal bodies and agencies, profiles the present and
secretaries-general and supplies a map of current
peacekeeping operations around the world.
Post U.N. Stories
United Nations Children's Fund
"UNICEF advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential." This site offers updates of UNICEF's initiatives throughout the world and a library of online publications. Learn about the U.S. Committee for UNICEF's activites on their separate site.
Post UNICEF Stories
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The UNHCR was created by the U.N. General Assembly to provide protection and assistance to the world's refugees. Resources available on the site include legal information, maps, teaching aids, press releases, back issues of UNHCR publications and a virtual reality documentary.
Post UNHCR Stories
The World Bank
The World Bank identifies its mission as helping "developing
countries reduce poverty and promote sustainable
development." This site offers an overview of the history of the Bank and
the bodies that comprise it. It gives information on current
development projects, criteria for loans and answers to commonly asked questions.
Post World Bank Stories
World Health Organization
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Their site has information about WHO's major programs, outbreaks, international travel and health, the WHO library and the annual World Health Report.
Post WHO Stories
World Trade Organization
The WTO serves as the world's watchdog to promote and enforce free and fair economic practices
and compliance with international trade agreements. Their site offers an overview of the group,
a list of member nations, recent press releases and rulings, and practical information, including how the WTO
resolves trade disputes.
Post WTO Stories
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