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24th Edition

The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2022

ISBN 9781003292548
Published July 27, 2022 by Routledge
942 Pages

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Book Description

The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2022 serves as an unequalled one-volume guide to the contemporary international system.

Within a clear, unique framework the recent activities of all major international organizations are described in detail. Given alongside extensive background information the reader is able to assess the role and evolving functions of these organizations in today's world.

The contact details, key personnel and activities of more than 2,000 international and regional entities have again been thoroughly researched and updated for this 24th edition.

Highlights in this edition include:

- a fully revised Who's Who section with biographical details of the key players in the international system.

- the response of the international community to crises and conflicts throughout the world.

- specially-commissioned introductory essays cover topics including global environmental governance, transboundary water management, and multilateral governance and global action on health.

Table of Contents


Background Information

Multilateral Co-operation and Global Governance: The Evolution of International Organizations ZORZETA BAKAKI

Global Environmental Governance


The Structure of Migration Governance


Multilateral Governance and Global Action on Health


Transboundary Water Management: Conflict and Co-operation


The Development of International Organizations: A Chronology

International Observances (Days, Years, Decades etc.)


The United Nations

United Nations


Diplomatic Representation

Permanent Missions


Information Centres/Services


System-wide Coherence

Inter-Agency Bodies and Programmes




Other Special High Level Appointments of the Secretary-General

General Assembly


Security Council

International Tribunals


Trusteeship Council

Economic and Social Council—ECOSOC

International Court of Justice

United Nations Fundamental Treaties

Charter of the United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations Regional Commissions

Economic Commission for Europe—UNECE

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific—ESCAP

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean—ECLAC

Economic Commission for Africa—ECA

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia—ESCWA

Other United Nations Bodies

Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs—OCHA

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights—OHCHR

United Nations Children’s Fund—UNICEF

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development—UNCTAD

United Nations Development Coordination Office

United Nations Development Programme—UNDP

Funds, Programmes and Policy Centres

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women—UN Women

United Nations Environment Programme—UNEP

Associated Bodies

The Rio Conventions

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—UNHCR

United Nations Human Settlements Programme—UN-Habitat

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs—UNODA

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime—UNODC

United Nations Peacekeeping

Chronology of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Observer Missions

United Nations Political Missions and Peacebuilding

Special Appointments of the UN Secretary-General Concerned with His Good Offices and with Peacebuilding

United Nations Population Fund—UNFPA

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East—UNRWA

United Nations Training and Research Institutes

World Food Programme—WFP

Specialized Agencies and Related Organizations within the UN System

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations—FAO

International Atomic Energy Agency—IAEA

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development—IBRD—World Bank

International Development Association—IDA

International Finance Corporation—IFC

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency—MIGA

International Civil Aviation Organization—ICAO

International Fund for Agricultural Development—IFAD

International Labour Organization—ILO

International Maritime Organization—IMO

International Monetary Fund—IMF

International Organization for Migration—IOM

International Telecommunication Union—ITU

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—UNESCO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization—UNIDO

Universal Postal Union—UPU

World Health Organization—WHO

World Intellectual Property Organization—WIPO

World Meteorological Organization—WMO

World Tourism Organization—UNWTO

World Trade Organization—WTO


Major Non-UN Organizations

African Development Bank—AfDB

African Union—AU

Andean Community of Nations—CAN

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development—AFESD

Arab Monetary Fund

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation—APEC

Asian Development Bank—ADB

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank—AIIB

Association of Southeast Asian Nations—ASEAN

Bank for International Settlements—BIS

Caribbean Community—CARICOM

Central American Integration System—SICA

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa—COMESA

The Commonwealth

Commonwealth of Independent States—CIS

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf—GCC

Council of the Baltic Sea States—CBSS

Council of Europe

Economic Community of West African States—ECOWAS

Economic Cooperation Organization—ECO

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development—EBRD

European Space Agency—ESA

European Union—EU

Franc Zone

Inter-American Development Bank—IDB

Intergovernmental Authority on Development—IGAD

International Chamber of Commerce—ICC

International Criminal Court—ICC

Hybrid International Criminal Court

International Olympic Committee—IOC

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

International Committee of the Red Cross—ICRC

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Seabed Authority—ISA

International Trade Union Confederation—ITUC

Inter-Parliamentary Union—IPU

Islamic Development Bank—IsDB

Latin American Integration Association—LAIA

League of Arab States

North Atlantic Treaty Organization—NATO

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development—OECD

International Energy Agency—IEA

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency—NEA

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe—OSCE

Organization of American States—OAS

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries—OAPEC

Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation—BSEC

Organization of Islamic Cooperation—OIC

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries—OPEC

OPEC Fund for International Development 733

Pacific Community 735

Pacific Islands Forum 739

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation—SAARC

Southern African Development Community—SADC

Southern Common Market—MERCOSUR/MERCOSUL

World Council of Churches—WCC

World Federation of Trade Unions—WFTU


Other International Organizations

(Listed by subject)


Who’s Who in International Organizations

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Europa’s publications are compiled by a team of editors and researchers, with introductory material provided by specialists in their field.