List of intergovernmental organizations

List of intergovernmental organizations

The following is a list of intergovernmental organizations.

United Nations and agencies

The UN has five main bodies:
*The General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly);
*The Security Council (decides certain resolutions for peace and security);
*The Economic and Social Council (assists in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development);
*The Secretariat (provides studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN);
*The International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ).

The UN also includes various specialized agencies:
**Food and Agriculture Organization
**International Labour Organization
**International Maritime Organization
**International Refugee Organization
**Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
**United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
**United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
**United Nations Development Programme
**United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
**United Nations Environment Programme
**United Nations Industrial Development Organization
**United Nations International Drug Control Programme
**World Health Organization (WHO)
**World Meteorological Organization
**World Tourism Organization

*The UN maintains various offices:
**United Nations Headquarters (New York City)
**United Nations Office at Geneva
**United Nations Office at Nairobi
**United Nations Office at Vienna

Maritime organizations

*International Hydrographic Organization
*International Maritime Organization
*International Seabed Authority

Arms control and nuclear power organizations

*Conference on Disarmament
*Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
*Wassenaar Arrangement

Nuclear power

*European Atomic Energy Community
*International Atomic Energy Agency
*International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science Applications in the Middle East
*Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
*Nuclear Energy Agency
*United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
*World Association of Nuclear Operators

Financial and trade organizations

*African Development Bank
*Asian Development Bank
*Bank for International Settlements
*Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
*Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
*Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
*Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)
*East African Development Bank (EADB)
*European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
*European Commission (EC)
*European Investment Bank (EIB)
*Inter-American Development Bank
*International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
*Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
*Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV (FMO)
*Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
*Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)
*OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund)
*Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
*Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC)
*West African Development Bank (BOAD)
*World Bank Group
**International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
**International Development Association (IDA)
**International Finance Corporation (IFC)
**Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
**International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

Law enforcement cooperation


Border commissions

Regional organizations


*European Union (EU)
*Council of Europe (COE)
*European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
*European Patent Organization (EPO)
*Western European Union
*European Science Foundation
*International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS)
*Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR)
*Assembly of European Regions (AER)
**European Space Agency (ESA)
**European Southern Observatory (ESO)
*European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL)
*Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
*Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union
*British-Irish Council
*Nordic Council
*Nordic Investment Bank
*Organisation conjointe de coopération en matière d'armement(OCCAR)
*Agency for international trade information and cooperation(AITIC)


*Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
*Asian Development Bank (ADB)
*East Asian Summit (EAS)
*Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
*South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
*Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
*Gulf Cooperation Council
*Colombo Plan


**Central Asian Cooperation Organization
**Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
**Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
**Eurasian Economic Community
**Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
**Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

**North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
**Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
**South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (ZPCAS)

**Union for the Mediterranean

*Indian Ocean
**Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)
**Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

*Arctic Ocean
**Arctic Council

*Pacific Ocean:
**Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
**Pacific Islands Forum
**Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
**Secretariat of the Pacific Community

*ACP Countries
**Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)


*African Union
*Conseil de l'Entente
*Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
*West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)
*Southern African Development Community (SADC)
*Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
*Arab Maghreb Union


*Organization of American States (OAS)
*Union of South American Nations :*Mercosur:*Andean Community
*Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
*Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
*Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
*Central American Parliament
*Rio Group
*Cooperation System of the American Air Forces(SICOFAA)
*Central American Integration System

Educational Organizations and Universities

* United Nations University
* Academy of European Law (ERA)
* European University Institute
* EUCLID (Euclid University)
* International Bureau of Education IBE, now a part of UNESCO

Cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious organizations

*Commonwealth of Nations
*La Francophonie
*Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)
*Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI)
*Latin Union
*Arab League
*Organisation of the Islamic Conference

Ideological and political groupings

*Non-Aligned Movement
*Western European and Others Group


*Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
*International Olympic Committee (IOC)
*International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
*International Ski Federation (FIS)
*Nouvelle Fédération-Board (NFB)


*Advisory Centre on World Trade Organization Law



*Allied Control Council
*Arab Cooperation Council
*Central Treaty Organization
*Council of Ambassadors
*Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa
*French Community
*French Union
*International Authority for the Ruhr
*International Trade Organization
*Latin League
*League of Corinth
*League of Nations
*Organisation of African Unity
*Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
*Union of African States
*Warsaw Pact

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