International Bodies: Asia-Europe Meeting and International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

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International Bodies

International Bodies
International Bodies



Montevideo, Uruguay

4: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Economic Union

Founded by the Treaty of Asuncion

Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

1996 in Bangkok

European Commission, EU’s 27 states, ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, South Korea), India, Mongolia, Pakistan

It is an inter-regional forum. Biannual meetings.

India was admitted at the Beijing summit in 2008.

2010 summit (8th summit): Brussels.

In 2010, Russia, New Zealand and Australia also became members. VP, Hamid Ansari represented India.

First summit: Bangkok

9th summit: Laos

Total of 45 partners

International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)


Marina Del Rey, CA

Responsible for managing the assignment of domain name and IP address

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

2001 (Previously known as Shanghai five. Became SCO when Uzbekistan joined in 2001)


6: China, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.

4 observers: India, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan

2 dialogue partners: Belarus, Sri Lanka

4 Guest: Afghan, ASEAN, CIS, Turkmenistan

First summit, 2001, Shanghai

2010 summit: Tashkent

2011 Summit: Astana

Head: 2009-10: China

2010-11: Kyrgyzstan

African Union


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Pres of Equitorial Guinea)

53 African Nations

Morocco is the only African state which is not a member.

East Asia Summit


ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, South Korea, Japan

A forum held by the 16 countries. ASEAN is the major player.

First summit: Kualalumpur, 2005

Fifth summit: Hanoi, 2010

US and Russia to join at the Hanoi summit after which the number of members would become 18.

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