International Bodies: World Intellectual Property Organization and United Nations Population Fund

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International Bodies

International Bodies
International Bodies

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

1967

Geneva

Francis Gurry

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To encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.

One of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations

United Nations Population Fund

1969

Focuses on Health, Gender Equality and population and development strategies.

Nuclear Suppliers’

Group

1974/75

(rotating chair) Hungary for 2009-10

46 countries

(EU observer)

Reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of nuclear material.

Founding Members (7): Canada, West Germany, France, Japan, USSR, UK, US.

China became a member in 2004.

Was formed in response to Pokharan 1.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

1975

Abuja, Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria)

15: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Niger (suspended), Ivory Coast (suspended)

One of the pillars of the African Economic Community

Created by the Treaty of Lagos. <Lagos is in Nigeria>

European Space Agency (ESA)

1975

Paris

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Intergovernmental organization for exploration of space.

Gulf Cooperation Council

1981

6: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Trade bloc.

International Organisation of Securities Commissions

1983

Madrid, Spain

Security commissions from 100 different countries

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

1989: On the initiative of G7

Paris (at the OECD HQ)

Luis Corral

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To combat money laundering and terrorist financing. It has issued Forty Recommendation and Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing

India became a member in 2010.

Several international organisations including the IMF and WB are observer members

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