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Asian Mekong Development Co-operation (Mekong Group)

The Asian Mekong Development Co-operation (Mekong Group) is an association of Southeast Asian countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

East African Community (EAC): Regional Intergovernmental Organisation

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six east African countries i.e. Kenya, Rwanda, Republics of Burundi, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of Uganda. It’s headquarter is located in Arusha, Tanzania.

East African Development Bank (EADB)

The East African Development Bank (EADB) was established by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda in 1967 with an aim to provide economic and financial support among the member state.

UN Commission on Human Settlements (UNCHS)

The UN Commission on Human Settlements (UNCHS) was founded in 1978 with an aim to encourage human settlements development socially and environmentally in way of sustainability and provide adequate shelter for all.

Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF): Medical humanitarian organisation

The Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) is an international humanitarian-aid organisation of those Doctors whose realm of working is borderless. It works on basically to those areas or regions facing endemic diseases and war torn regions.

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC): Cooperation Council for Arab State

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) is a cooperation council for those gulf states of Arab which have common political and cultural identities especially common root of Islamic belief. It was founded in 1981 by the political and economical alliance of six Arab State. I.E. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Organisation for Independent States of the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is an Inter-Governmental organisation formed to strengthen the cooperation between the independent States of the Pacific Ocean. It was established in 1971 with a name of ‘South Pacific Forum’ but in 1999, renamed as Pacific Islands Forum in order to incorporate the independent States of north and south Pacific island countries.

World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was formed in 1945 with an aim to bring trade union across the world under single umbrella of International Organization. It was established to replace the International Federation of Trade Unions by the representation of 67 million workers from 56 National Organisations from 55 countries and 20 International Organisations.

International Air Transport Association (IATA): Trade Association of the World’s Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines formed to support areas of aviation activity as well as help to formulate industrial policy on aviation issues. IATA was founded in Havana, Cuba, in April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers.

World Tourism Organization (UWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UWTO) is one of the specialized agencies of United Nation formed in 1957 to promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It acts as arbitrator, articulator and facilitator to implement economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and also act as a leader for advancing worldwide knowledge on tourism policies.

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO): Regional Central Bank

The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) is an international public institution founded in 12 May 1962 with headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. It is the common issuing institution of the member states of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU).

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Regional Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) formed on 19 December, 1966 as financial institution to foster economic growth as well as economic cooperation in one of the poorest regions of the world. During its embryonic period, Manila (Capital City of Philippines) was chosen as it’s headquarter. It is consists of 67 member countries in which 48 are from Asia and the Pacific region and rest are from outside.  This organization was founded with a prime motive to serve predominantly agricultural region.

Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD): Specialized Arab organizations

The Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) was founded in 1970 by Arab Countries. It is one of the specialized Arab organizations, functioning under the umbrella of the League of Arab States.  As such, its members are all the member states of the Arab League. The organization's goals, stated upon its establishment, are defined on two dimensions: nationally as well as regionally.

Bank of Central African States (BEAC): Economic and Monetary Community of Central Bank

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) is a form of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Bank founded to serves six central African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of the Congo). It was established in 1972 with the official name 'Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (BEAC)'.

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF): Regional Arab Organisation

The Arab Monetary Fund is a Regional Arab Organisation, founded in 1976 but started operations in 1977. Its headquarters are in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) was created on 17 February 1989 at a meeting in Marrakesh of Heads of State of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. This body was intended to coordinate and harmonise the development plans of the four countries as well as interregional trade to form a block vis-à-vis the EU.

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFEST)

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFEST) is an Arab regional financial institution focused on funding economic and social development by financing public and private investment projects and providing grants and expertise. Its headquarter is located in the State of Kuwait. The prime objective of AFEST is to make a model of cooperation and Arab economic integration, and a reflection of outstanding joint Arab action.

Antarctic Treaty (AT): Treaty for scientific research & demilitarized in Antarctic Continent

The Antarctic Treaty was signed between 12 countries in Washington on 1 December 1959   for making Antarctic Continent as demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research only. It entered into force in 1961 and has since been acceded by many other nations. The total number of Parties to the Treaty is now 53.

Amnesty International (AI): Organisation For Human Rights

Amnesty International (AI) is a non-governmental organisation formed in July 1961 by Peter Benenson (UK) with an objective to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice to those, whose rights have been violated.

African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM BANK): Trade Finance Bank for Africa

The African Export- Import Bank (AFREXIM BANK) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade.

African Development Bank (AfDB): Multilateral Development Finance Institution

African Development Bank (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries was established in 1964. It is of one of the supplementary and complimentary entities of African Development Bank Group just like: The African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.

15 Amazing Natural Wonders of the World

Our cultural and natural heritages are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. List of 7 Wonders of the World of UNESCO only defines the masterpieces of human creative genius but through this article, we are giving the perplex of nature which cannot be imagined by any human being.

International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO)

The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) is the inter-governmental organization which was formed to oversight of certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems. It act as LRIT Coordinator (International system for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships) to ensure the operation of the international system for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) worldwide by auditing and reviewing the performance of the system.

Nordic Development Fund (NDF): Multilateral Development Finance Institution

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1989 by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NDF’s headquarters are in Helsinki, Finland, in the same building complex as the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and the Nordic Project Fund (Nopef).

International Road Federation (IRF): "Better Roads. Better World"

The International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental organization founded in Washington, DC in 1948 with the objective to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks around the world. With a presence in 118 countries, membership in the IRF is a compelling value proposition that confers the prestige of belonging to the best-recognized global advocate for better roads for a better world.

International Seabed Authority (ISA)

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC): Regional Economic Forum

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. The basic concept behind the formation of this regional economic forum was to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.

Outer Space Treaty

Outer Space Treaty is a legal entity and came in 1966 as a legal document towards the General Assembly. The Treaty was largely based on the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, which had been adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 1962 (XVIII) in 1963, but added a few new provisions. The Treaty was opened for signature by the three depository Governments (the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America) in January 1967, and it entered into force in October 1967.

United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF), formerly known as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. It was established with the aim of providing long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It was established in 1946 with the objective of providing relief to children in countries that was devastated by World War II. It is the main United Nations specialized organisation which defends, promotes and protects the children’s rights.

International Development Association: Bank for Poor Developing Countries

The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. It was established in 1960 to complement the existing International Bank for Reconstruction and Development by lending to developing countries which suffer from the lowest gross national income, from troubled creditworthiness, or from the lowest per capita income.

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