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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mercosur
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 member states.
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO Logo 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 Bosnia and the Partnership for Peace program.
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OAS Logo 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.
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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.
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United Nations
UN Logo 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 past secretaries-general and supplies a map of current peacekeeping operations around the world.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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