International Agencies- Concise Notes- (Set 1)

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Amnesty International:

  • About- It is an NGO with over 7 million members and supporters around the world.
  • Objective: to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
  • Founded: In 1961.
  • Founder: Peter Beneson
  • Awards:
    •  Nobel Prize: 1977
    •  UN Prize in the field of Human Rights-1978
  • Motto: It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
  • Headquarters: London, U.K.
  • Secretary General: Salil Shetty

World Bank:

  • About– It is a Financial Institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital Programs.
  • Objective: Reduction of Poverty
  • Founded: In July 1944
  • President: Jim Yong Kim
  • Motto: Working for a world free of Poverty.
  • Headquarters: Washington D.C. U.S.
  • Founders:  John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White.

East Asia Summit:

  • About– It is a forum held annually by leaders of 18 East Asian Region.
  • First Summit: In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 December 2005.
  • Meetings
    •  EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings.
  • Founder:  Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation(IOR-ARC):

  • Abbreviation: IORA or IOR-ARC
  • About: It is an international organisation consisting of Coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.
  • Principal:Open Regionalism for strengthening Economic Cooperation particularly on Trade Facilitation and Investment, Promotion as well as Social Development of the region
  • Headquarter: Ebene Mauritius
  • Establishment: 6th March 1977
  • Secretary General: KV Bhagirathi
  • Members: 20 Members +6 Dialogue Partner

United Nation Environmental programme:

  • Abbreviation: UNEP
  • About:It  is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
  • Headquarter: Nairobi Kenya
  • Establishment: 5th June 1972
  • Head:  Achim Steiner.
  • The winner of Miss Earth beauty pageant serves as the spokesperson of UNEP.

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