Category: Organizations

  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

    SAARC

    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and geopolitical cooperation among eight member nations that are primarily located in South Asia continent. Its secretariat is headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal. The idea for the SAARC was proposed on May 2, 1980, by Ziaur Rahman, then president of Bangladesh. The founding countries met […]

  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

    IFAD

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. Seventy-five percent of the world poor live in rural areas in developing countries, yet […]

  • BRICS

    BRICS

    BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The grouping was originally known as “BRIC” before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialized countries, but they are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and […]

  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

    OPEC

    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an international organization and economic cartel whose mission is to coordinate the policies of the oil-producing countries. The goal is to secure a steady income to the member states and to collude in influencing world oil prices through economic means. OPEC is an intergovernmental organization that was […]

  • INTERPOL

    INTERPOL

    The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation. It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923 and adopted its telegraphic address as its common name in 1956. INTERPOL is the second largest international police organization after the United Nations by member states, with 190 […]

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