1st Edition

A Chronology of International Organizations

By Richard Green Copyright 2008

    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.

    Part 1 General Overview; Chapter 1 The Evolution of International Organizations; Part 2 The United Nations; Chapter 2 The United Nations; Chapter 3 United Nations Regional Commissions; Chapter 4 Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); Chapter 5 Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Chapter 6 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); Chapter 7 Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); Chapter 8 Other United Nations Bodies; Chapter 9 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Chapter 10 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); Chapter 11 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); Chapter 12 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Chapter 13 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Chapter 14 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Chapter 15 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Chapter 16 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Chapter 17 United Nations Peace-keeping Operations; Chapter 18 United Nations Peace-building and Special Missions; Chapter 19 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Chapter 20 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Chapter 21 United Nations Training and Research Institutes; Chapter 22 World Food Programme (WFP); Chapter 23 Specialized Agencies Within the United Nations System; Chapter 24 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Chapter 25 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); Chapter 26 International Development Association (IDA); Chapter 27 International Finance Corporation (IFC); Chapter 28 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); Chapter 29 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Chapter 30 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Chapter 31 International Labour Organization (ILO); Chapter 32 International Maritime Organization (IMO); Chapter 33 International Monetary Fund (IMF); Chapter 34 International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Chapter 35 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Chapter 36 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Chapter 37 Universal Postal Union (UPU); Chapter 38 World Health Organization (WHO); Chapter 39 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Chapter 40 World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Chapter 41 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); Part 3 Major Non-UN Organizations; Chapter 42 African Development Bank (ADB); Chapter 43 African Union; Chapter 44 Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina de Naciones—CAN); Chapter 45 Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD); Chapter 46 Arab Monetary Fund; Chapter 47 Asia–Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC); Chapter 48 Asian Development Bank (ADB); Chapter 49 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN); Chapter 50 Bank for International Settlements (BIS); Chapter 51 Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM); Chapter 52 Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana—SICA); Chapter 53 Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); Chapter 54 The Commonwealth; Chapter 55 The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); Chapter 56 Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC); Chapter 57 Council of Arab Economic Unity; Chapter 58 Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS); Chapter 59 Council of Europe; Chapter 60 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); Chapter 61 Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO); Chapter 62 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Chapter 63 European Space Agency (ESA); Chapter 64 European Union (EU); Chapter 65 The Franc Zone; Chapter 66 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Chapter 67 Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD); Chapter 68 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Chapter 69 International Criminal Court; Chapter 70 International Olympic Committee (IOC); Chapter 71 International Organization for Migration (IOM); Chapter 72 International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; Chapter 73 International Seabed Authority (ISA); Chapter 74 International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Chapter 75 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); Chapter 76 Islamic Development Bank (IDB); Chapter 77 Latin American Integration Association—LAIA (Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración—ALADI); Chapter 78 League of Arab States; Chapter 79 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); Chapter 80 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Chapter 81 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Chapter 82 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); Chapter 83 Organization of American States (OAS); Chapter 84 Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC); Chapter 85 Organization of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (BSEC); Chapter 86 Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC); Chapter 87 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Chapter 88 OPEC Fund for International Development; Chapter 89 Pacific Community; Chapter 90 Pacific Islands Forum; Chapter 91 South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC); Chapter 92 Southern African Development Community (SADC); Chapter 93 Southern Common Market (Mercosur/Mercosul); Chapter 94 Western European Union (WEU); Chapter 95 World Council of Churches (WCC); Chapter 96 World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU); Chapter 97 World Trade Organization (WTO);


    Richard Green

    'This book provides useful historical summaries of the development of the most important international organizations of our day' -- Reference Reviews