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Major International Economic Organizations
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African Development Bank - ADB
01 BP 1387
Established to finance economic and social development among African nations.
Avda Paseo de la Republic 3895
Ph: (14) 414212
Promotes economic, commercial and political integration within five Andean countries.
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation-APEC
438 Alexandra Rd., 19th Floor
Focuses on the promotion of economic cooperation, particularly in terms of investment and trade.
Asian Development Bank - ADB
Ph: (2) 6324444
Supports numerous programs in the area of economic development for its members.
Association of South East Asian Nations - ASEAN
70A Jalan Sisingamongaraja
PO Box 2072
Ph: (21) 7262410
Promotes economic progress for its seven constituents.
Bank for International Settlements - BIS
Ph: (61) 2808080
Organized to encourage cooperation among national central banks.
Caribbean Community and Common Market - CARICOM
Bank of Guyana Building
Ph: (2) 69281
Main field of activity is economic integration by means of a Caribbean Community Market.
Central American Common Market - CACM
4A Auda 10-25
Apdo Postal 1237
01901 Guatemala City
Ph: (2) 682151
Aims to liberalize intra-regional trade among five Central American countries.
Council of Arab Economic Unity
PO Box 1
Ph: (2) 755321
In addition to the preparation of studies, the Council formulates programs geared to economic coordination.
Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS
Ph: (9) 5231858
Promotes trade and cooperation in West Africa.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD
One Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH
Ph: (171) 338-6000
Established to contribute to the progress and economic reconstruction of the countries of central and eastern Europe.
European Free Trade Association - EFTA
9-11 rue de Varembé
1211 Geneva 20
Ph: (22) 7491111
Aimed at bringing about free trade in industrial goods and an expansion of trade in agricultural products in four European countries.
The European Union - EU
(Headquarters site yet to be named)
Seeks to increase cooperation in economic and monetary affairs among European nations.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
811 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20571
Helps the private sector by financing exports of U.S. goods and services.
Direction Generale des Services Etrangers
Banque de France
39 Rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs
Paris Cedex 01
Involved with monetary union among those countries whose currencies are linked with the French franc.
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
1300 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20577
Ph: (202) 623-1000
Promotes development through financing and technical assistance.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD (World Bank)
1818 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20433
Ph: (202) 477-1234
Assists economic development of member nations by making loans.
International Chamber of Commerce - ICC
38 Cours Albert 1er
Promotes free trade and private enterprise, provides technical assistance and represents business interests.
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions - ICFTU
155 blvd Emile Jacqmain
Ph: (2) 224-02-11
Promotes the interests of working people throughout the world.
International Labour Organization - ILO
4 route des Morillons
1211 Geneva 22
Ph: (22) 7996111
Works for bettering labor conditions world-wide.
International Monetary Fund - IMF
700 19th St., NW
Washington, DC 20431
Ph: (202) 623-7430
Promotes international monetary co-operation.
Islamic Development Bank
Ph: (2) 6361400
Encourages economic development.
North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA
14th St., Constitution Ave., NW
Oversees trade and investment agreement between the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
2 rue André-Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16
A forum for the industrialized democracies to discuss and co-ordinate their economic and social policies.
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries - OAPEC
Group looks at cooperation in the petroleum industry.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC
Obere Donaustrasse 93
Ph: (1) 211-12-0
Seeks to unify petroleum policies.
Southern African Development Community - SADC
Private Bag 0095
Promotes the concept of a free market among the countries of Southern Africa.
Southern Common Market - Mercosur/Mercosul
Rincon 575 P 12
Ph: (2) 964590
Aims to achieve economic integration and coordination of economic policies.
World Confederation of Labour - WCL
33 rue de Treves
Ph: (2) 230-62-95
Furthers labor interests among its international trade union affiliations in 102 countries.
World Federation of Trade Unions - WFTU
14700 Prague 4
Ph: (2) 462140
A world-wide federation of labor groups.
World Trade Organization - WTO
Centre William Rappard
rue de Lausanne 154
Ph: (22) 7395111
Serves as the foundation of the multilateral trading system.
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