SS.7.C.4.2 VOCAB

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International Red Cross/Red Crescent
an organization that helps people around the world respond to natural disasters and that checks on the conditions of prisoners of war
non-governmental organization (NGO)
a voluntary citizens' group that is organized on a local, national or international level and works ; they perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to governments, advocate for certain issues such as human rights or the environment, and encourage political participation; also known as international non-governmental organization (INGO)
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
United Nations (UN)
an organization founded in 1943 to keep the peace, develop friendly relationships among countries, and improve the quality of life for the world's poor people; consists of 193 member countries
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
an agency of the United Nations established in 1946 to help governments improve the health and education of children and their mothers
World Court
a permanent panel of fifteen judges appointed by the UN to nine-year terms to hear cases; cases argued before the court focus on disputes between nations who agree to accept its decisions
World Trade Organiztion (WTO)
an international body founded in 1995 to promote international trade and economic development by reducing taxes and other restrictions
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
a group of 28 countries that has agreed to protect each other in case of attack; founded in 1949