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A Chronolgy of International Organizations / Edition 1
     

A Chronolgy of International Organizations / Edition 1

by Richard Green
 

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ISBN-10: 1857432088

ISBN-13: 9781857432084

Pub. Date: 09/26/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers the general development of international organizations.

As the role of international organizations attains greater global significance, this source

Overview

This volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers the general development of international organizations.

As the role of international organizations attains greater global significance, this source detailing how, when and why they developed, is vital both to the study of twentieth century history and to an understanding of the world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857432084
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface viii Abbreviations ix General Overview 1 The Evolution of International Organizations 3 The United Nations 21 The United Nations 23 United Nations Regional Commissions 31 Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 31 Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 33 Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 36 UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) 38 Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 41 Other United Nations Bodies 42 Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 42 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 45 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 47 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) 49 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 51 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 55 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 57 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 61 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 65 United Nations Peace-keeping Operations 70 United Nations Peace-building and Special Missions 73 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 76 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 78 United Nations Training and Research Institutes 80 World Food Programme (WFP) 83 Specialized Agencies within the UN System 88 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 88 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 92 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 97 International Development Association (IDA) 99 International Finance Corporation (IFC) 101 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) 104 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 106International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 108 International Labour Organization (ILO) 110 International Maritime Organization (IMO) 112 International Monetary Fund (IMF) 114 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 119 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 122 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 128 Universal Postal Union (UPU) 131 World Health Organization (WHO) 132 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 136 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 139 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 141 Major Non-UN Organizations 143 African Development Bank (ADB) 145 African Union 148 Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina de Naciones-CAN) 153 Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) 156 Arab Monetary Fund 157 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) 159 Asian Development Bank (ADB) 162 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 165 Bank for International Settlements (BIS) 167 Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) 170 Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana-SICA) 173 Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) 175 The Commonwealth 178 The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 182 Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) 186 Council of Arab Economic Unity 189 Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) 191 Council of Europe 193 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 196 Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO) 200 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 203 European Space Agency (ESA) 206 European Union (EU) 209 The Franc Zone 214 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 216 Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) 219 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 222 International Criminal Court 223 International Olympic Committee (IOC) 225 International Organization for Migration (IOM) 227 International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 230 International Seabed Authority (ISA) 234 International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) 236 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 237 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 239 Latin American Integration Association-LAIA (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Integracion-ALADI) 242 League of Arab States 244 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 249 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 251 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 256 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 260 Organization of American States (OAS) 263 Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) 266 Organization of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (BSEC) 267 Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 269 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 274 OPEC Fund for International Development 280 Pacific Community 281 Pacific Islands Forum 283 South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) 288 Southern African Development Community (SADC) 290 Southern Common Market (Mercosur/Mercosul) 294 Western European Union (WEU) 298 World Council of Churches (WCC) 302 World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) 303 World Trade Organization (WTO) 304

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