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Associations of people, whether in the private or public sector, having some interest, activity, or purpose in common, and united in a structured relationship of roles and responsibilities, which they jointly act to accomplish.

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European Union

Organizations; Institutions

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent ...

Southern Common Market

Organizations; Institutions

The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) is an economic and political agreement among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela; with Bolivia becoming an accessing member ...

African Union

Organizations; Institutions

The African Union (AU) is a union consisting of 54 African states. The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of ...

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Organizations; Institutions

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization ...

European Commission

Organizations; Institutions

The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and ...

World Trade Organization

Organizations; Institutions

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade.

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Organizations; Institutions

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an oil cartel whose mission is to coordinate the policies of the oil-producing countries. The goal is to secure a ...