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United Nations

Headquarters: International territoryin New York City, New York, U.S.
Official languages: (6) Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Membership: 193 member states
Leaders
Secretary-General: Ban Ki-moon
Deputy Secretary-General:Jan Eliasson

Establishment
United Nations Charter signed 26 June 1945
Entry into force of Charter 24 October 1945

• United Nations General Assembly established in 1945
General Assembly President: (term length 1year) Vuk Jeremić (2012) and John William Ashe (2013)
•UNGA usually meets every year in September

• United Nations Security Council established
in 1946
Security Council President: (term length 1 month) Mohammed Loulichki (December 2012)

Permanent members: (5 memebers)
China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States

Non-permanent members (10 memebers) (term length 2 year)
• UNSC election held every year to elect 5 members.
• UNSC election was held on 18 October 2012.
Elected members are:
Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea, and Rwanda. (1 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2014)
Outgoing members are:
Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa (1 January 2011 – 31 December 2012)
Members Elected in 2011 are:
Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo. (1 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2013)

• Pakistan has become non permanent member of Security Council for 7 times.
• India has become non permanent member of Security Council for 7 times.
• Pakistan and India represent Asia-Pacific Group 4 times together.
• U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid on November 30,2012.
• Palestinian wins de facto UN recognition of sovereign state
• There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.
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SAARC

• Secretariat: Kathmandu, Nepal
• Official languages: English
• Establishment: December 8, 1985
• SAARC Secretariat was established in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987
• Members: (8) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
• Observers: (9) China, US, Australia, EU, Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar & South Korea
• Chairman: Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik
• Secretary-General: Ahmed Saleem

ASEAN
• Secretariat: Jakarta, Indonesia
• Official languages: English
• Secretary-General: Surin Pitsuwan
Establishment
• Bangkok Declaration: 8 August 1967
• Charter signed on: 16 December 2008
• Members: (10) Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore , Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

OIC
• Secretariat: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• Official languages: Arabic, English, French
• Establishment: September 25, 1969
• Secretary-General: Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (Turkish)
• Members: 57 member states
• It changed its name from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference on 28 June 2011 and renamed as Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

ECO
• Secretariat: Tehran, Iran
• Official languages: English
• Establishment: 1985
• successor organisation of Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), founded in 1964, which ended activities in 1979.
• Secretary-General: Shamil Aleskerov
• Members: 10 member states Iran, Pakistan, Turkey Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

SCO
• Secretariat: Beijing, China
• Official languages: Chinese and Russian
• Establishment: 2001
• Secretary-General: Muratbek Sansyzbayevich Imanaliyev
• Members: (6 Members) China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
• successor organization Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organization.
• Observers: (5 )Pakistan, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia
• Dialogue Partner: Belarus, Sri Lanka and Turkey
• Guests: ASEAN, CIS and Turkmenistan
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International Monetary Fund
• Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (U S)
• Managing director: Christine Lagarde
• Official languages: English, French, and Spanish
Formation
Charter Adopted: July 22, 1944 (67 years ago)
Entered into force: December 27, 1945 (66 years ago)
• Membership: 187 Nations

World Bank
• Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (U S)
• President: Jim Yong Kim
• Founded in: 1944
• Membership: 188 countries (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
172 countries (International Development Association)

World Trade Organization
• Formation: January 1, 1995
• successor organization General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), commenced in 1948
• Headquarters: Centre William Rappard, Geneva, Switzerland
• Membership: 157 member states
• Official languages: English, French, Spanish
• Director-General: Pascal Lamy

Asian Development Bank
• Formation: August 22, 1966
• Headquarters: Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
• Membership: 67 member states
• President: Haruhiko Kuroda
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European Union

• European Parliament president – Martin Schulz
• European Council president – Herman Van Rompu
• European Commission president – Josι Manuel Barroso
• Europe Day – May 9
• The European Flag – 12 stars
• The EU motto - "United in diversity" is the motto of the European Union.
• Member states of the EU - 27 States
• Headquarters - Brussels
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Commonwealth of Nations
• Established: 11 December 1931
• Headquarters: London, UK
• Membership: 54 member states
• Secretary-General: Kamalesh Sharma

International Atomic Energy Agency
• Establishment: 29 July 1957
• Secretary-General: Yukiya Amano
• Headquarters: Vienna, Austria
• Membership: 151 member states
• Signature and ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are not preconditions for membership in the IAEA.

• De'facto nuclear country: Israel
• Countries not signed NPT: India, Pakistan and Israel
• Countries not signed CTBT: India, Pakistan and North Korea
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Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
• Formulated by: Nehru, Nasser and Tito
• Establishment: 1961 in Belgrade, Serbia
• Members: 120 members (including Palestine)
• Observers: 17 Observer country
• Chairman: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iran)
• Last Summit (16th) held in Iran (Tehran ) on 26–31 August 2012.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
• Formation: 4 April, 1949
• Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
• Membership: 28member states
• Official languages: English, French
• Secretary General: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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• Formation: Established in 1945 by the UN Charter.
• Previous Name: Permanent Court of International Justice.
• Composition: 15 Judges.
• Headquarters: The Hague
• Members: 193 countries
• President: Peter Tomka
• Vice President: Bernardo Sepϊlveda Amor
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