Directory of international economic organizations /
Hans-Albrecht Schraepler.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c1997.
xli, 460 p. ; 24 cm.
0878406336 (cloth)
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Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c1997.
0878406336 (cloth)
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Includes index.
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A companion volume to the Directory of International Organizations (LJ 9/1/96), this work provides information on the history, purpose, structure, members, and activities of a wide range of regional and international economic organizations, ranging from the Asian Development Bank to the International Monetary Fund. The book also includes a useful grid listing the membership of each country in various international organizations, an abbreviations glossary, and an excellent index. A superior ready-reference work, this is recommended for collections strong in international relations.‘Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Lib., Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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A convenient reference, this book provides essential information about international economic organizations -- agencies that promote economic cooperation by studying and taking action on such issues as international economic relations, currency stabilization, trade barriers, capital assistance, labor relations, and macro-economic adjustment policies.Presented in an accessible fact-sheet format, the listings contain each organization's objectives, membership, structure, activities, address, and telephone, telex, and fax numbers. Where relevant, the entries also offer information about vocational training, scholarship, prizes, and awards.Appendices feature a chronology of international economic cooperation, a guide to abbreviations, and tables of membership.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Events in the History of International Cooperationp. xxxvii
United Nations Systemp. 1
United Nations Organization (Uno)p. 3
United Nations Systemp. 10
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad)p. 14
International Trade Center Unctad/Wto (Itc)p. 20
Economic Commission for Europe (Ece)p. 24
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac)p. 27
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap)p. 30
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (Escwa)p. 34
Economic Commission for Africa (Eca)p. 36
World Bank Groupp. 39
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Ibrd)p. 41
International Development Association (Ida)p. 48
International Finance Corporation (Ifc)p. 52
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga)p. 58
International Monetary Fund (Imf)p. 63
World Trade Organization (Wto)p. 71
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido)p. 77
Food and Agricultural Organization (Fao)p. 83
International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad)p. 89
World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo)p. 93
International Atomic Energy Agency (Iaea)p. 100
World Tourism Organization (Wto)p. 108
The Commonwealthp. 115
Economic Organizations and Groupings of Relevancep. 123
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Oecd)p. 125
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec)p. 135
Black Sea Economic Cooperation (Bsec)p. 139
Economic Cooperation Organization (Eco)p. 144
International Chamber of Commerce (Icc)p. 147
Regional Organizations of Political and Economic Importancep. 153
Organization of American States (Oas)p. 155
Latin American Economic System (Sela)p. 160
Latin American Energy Organization (Olade)p. 163
Latin American Integration Association (Laia)p. 167
Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)p. 171
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (Oecs)p. 176
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Osce)p. 180
European Union (Eu)p. 188
European Investment Bank (Eib)p. 205
European Patent Organization (Epo)p. 209
European Space Agency (Esa)p. 214
European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern)p. 220
Council of Baltic Sea States (Cbss)p. 223
Nordic Cooperationp. 225
Commonwealth of Independent States (Cis)p. 232
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec)p. 236
Asian-Pacific Groupingsp. 242
Asian Productivity Organization (Apo)p. 252
Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean)p. 256
South Pacific Forum (Spf)p. 262
South Pacific Commission (Spc)p. 266
Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacificp. 269
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc)p. 272
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (Gcc)p. 276
Council of Arab Economic Unity (Caeu)p. 280
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (Oapec)p. 283
Organization of African Unity (Oau)p. 286
Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas)p. 291
West African Economic and Monetary Union (Uemoa)p. 295
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)p. 299
Southern African Development Community (Sadc)p. 304
Central African Customs and Economic Union (Caceu)p. 309
Banks, Development Banks, and Fundsp. 313
Bank for International Settlements (Bis)p. 315
Opec Fund for International Development (Opec Fund)p. 319
Opec Aid Institutions, Aid Institutions Financed By Opec Member Statesp. 319
Inter-American Development Bank (Idb)p. 325
Inter-American Investment Corporation (Iic)p. 329
Caribbean Development Bank (Cdb or Caribank)p. 332
Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabel)p. 336
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Ebrd)p. 339
International Bank for Economic Cooperation (Ibec)p. 345
Asian Development Bank (Asdb)p. 347
Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (Badea)p. 353
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (Afesd or Arab Fund)p. 357
Arab Monetary Fund (Amf)p. 360
Islamic Development Bank (Isdb)p. 365
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (Kfaed or Kuwait Fund)p. 370
African Development Bank Groupp. 372
African Development Bank (Adb)p. 373
African Development Fund (Adf)p. 375
Nigeria Trust Fund (Ntf)p. 376
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