International Bodies: Organisation of Islamic Conference NAM and Recent Meetings

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International Bodies

International Bodies
International Bodies

Organisation of Islamic Conference


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sec Gen: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Turkey


Official languages: Arabic, English, French

India is not a member

Next head: Kazakhstan

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)



Chair: Japan

21 Pacific Rim countries

To promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout Asia-Pacific region

China and Taiwan are represented separately

India is not a member.

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

1973. renamed as OSCE in 1995


Sec Gen: de Brichambaut

56: Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and N America

World’s largest security oriented intergovernmental organisation

2010 summit: Astana, Kazakhstan

First summit: Helsinki Finland (1975)



Gland, Switzerland

Dir: Julia Marton, Pres: Ashok Khosla

Conservation organisation.

CITES under its aegis.

Publishes ‘Red List’

Eurasian Group on Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (EAG)



9: Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ujbekistan, Russia, India

Is an FATF type regional body


  • 1955, Bandung conference

  • Formally came into being in 1961 at Belgrade at its first conference

  • 118 members

  • 1983 summit: New Delhi

  • Mrs. Indira Gandhi chaired the 1983 summit

  • Giani Jail Singh & N Sanjeev Reddy were secretary generals of NAM between 1983-1986 (not simultaneously)

  • Present Chairman: Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) <after he stepped down as president there should be someone else>

  • First Sec-Gen: Josip Broz Tito

Recent Meetings

  • 2006: Havana

  • 2009: Sharm El Sheikh

  • 2011: Belgrade and Jakarta

  • 2012: Kish Island

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