International Organizations


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intergovernmental organization
an organization formed between different governments for a specific purpose
international organization
groups of governments or people from different countries working together to solve an issue that crosses country borders
non-governmental organization (NGO)
a voluntary citizens' group that is organized on a local, national or international level and works to perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions; also known as international non-governmental organization (INGO)
European Union
an organization of European countries formed improve trade and among its members
International Red Cross/Red Crescent
an non-governmental organization that helps people around the world respond to natural disasters and assists other problems
World Health Organization
an organization within the United Nations that works to improve health throughout the world
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
a formal agreement among the governments of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to form a free trade zone in North America and eliminate taxes on the buying and selling of each other's products
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
a treaty between North America and Europe that has agreed to protect each other in case of attack.
United Nations (UN)
an organization founded to keep the peace, develop friendly relationships among countries, and improve the quality of life for the world's poor people; most countries are part of this organization.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
an agency of the United Nations established to help governments improve the health and education of children and their mothers
World Bank
an organization that helps poor countries get the money they need to build improvements that will help reduce poverty
World Court
Established by the United Nations. Hears cases on disputes between nations who agree to accept its decisions
World Trade Organization (WTO)
an international body founded to promote international trade and economic development by reducing taxes and other restrictions