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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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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Organizations; United Nations

A specialized agency of the United Nations that was established in 1945. Headquartered in Rome, FAO has a number of regional, subregional, and liaison offices around the world. ...

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

Organizations; United Nations

Prior to World War I (1914–18), world trade flourished with the creation (since 1860) of a network of bilateral treaties based on most-favored-nation principals (MFN) governed ...

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Organizations; United Nations

Sometimes known as the "World Court", ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN) founded in 1946. Its statute is a multilateral agreement annexed to the ...

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Organizations; United Nations

An independent intergovernmental organization established in 1957 tasked by the United Nations to promote and monitor safe, secure, and peaceful uses of atomic energy. It reports ...


Organizations; United Nations

After World War I, the colonial territories of the defeated powers were distributed to the victorious allies, under the general supervision of the League of Nations. It was a ...

United Nations membership

Organizations; United Nations

Article 4 of the United Nations Charter stipulates that membership in the UN is open to all "peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, ...

Hague Tribunal

Organizations; United Nations

Headquartered at the Hague, Netherlands, the Hague Tribunal was originally established by the Hague Peace Conference in 1899 to provide a permanent court accessible at all times ...