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Major International Economic Organizations

Mark Leggett
Manager
Business, Science & Technology Service Section
Indianapolis-Marion County Library



African Development Bank - ADB
01 BP 1387
Abidjan 01
Cote d'Ivoire
Ph: 20-44-44
Established to finance economic and social development among African nations.

Andean Community
Avda Paseo de la Republic 3895
Lima 27
Peru
Ph: (14) 414212
Promotes economic, commercial and political integration within five Andean countries.

Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation-APEC
438 Alexandra Rd., 19th Floor
Alexandra Point
Singapore 119958
Ph: 2761880
http://www.apecsec.org.sg/
Focuses on the promotion of economic cooperation, particularly in terms of investment and trade.

Asian Development Bank - ADB
POB 789
0980 Manila
Philippines
Ph: (2) 6324444
http://www.asiandevbank.org/
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
Jakarta 12110
Indonesia
Ph: (21) 7262410
http://www.aseansec.org/
Promotes economic progress for its seven constituents.

Bank for International Settlements - BIS
Centralbahnplatz 2
4002 Basel
Switzerland
Ph: (61) 2808080
http://www.bis.org/
Organized to encourage cooperation among national central banks.

Caribbean Community and Common Market - CARICOM
Bank of Guyana Building
POB 10827
Georgetown
Guyana
Ph: (2) 69281
http://www.caricom.org
Main field of activity is economic integration by means of a Caribbean Community Market.

Central American Common Market - CACM
4A Auda 10-25
Zona 14
Apdo Postal 1237
01901 Guatemala City
Guatemala
Ph: (2) 682151
Aims to liberalize intra-regional trade among five Central American countries.

Council of Arab Economic Unity
PO Box 1
Mohammed Fareed
Cairo
Egypt
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
Secretariat Building
Asokoro, Abuja
Nigeria
Ph: (9) 5231858
Promotes trade and cooperation in West Africa.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD
One Exchange Square
175 Bishopsgate
London, EC2A 2EH
England
Ph: (171) 338-6000
http://www.ebrd.com/
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
Switzerland
Ph: (22) 7491111
http://www.efta.int/
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.
http://europa.eu.int/

Export-Import Bank of the United States
811 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20571
USA
Ph: 800-565-EXIM
http://www.exim.gov/
Helps the private sector by financing exports of U.S. goods and services.

Franc Zone
Direction Generale des Services Etrangers
Banque de France
39 Rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs
BP 140-01
Paris Cedex 01
France
Ph: 1-42-92-31-46
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
USA
Ph: (202) 623-1000
http://www.iadb.org/
Promotes development through financing and technical assistance.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD (World Bank)
1818 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20433
USA
Ph: (202) 477-1234
http://www.worldbank.org/
Assists economic development of member nations by making loans.

International Chamber of Commerce - ICC
38 Cours Albert 1er
75008 Paris
France
Ph: 1-49-53-28-28
http://www.iccwbo.org
Promotes free trade and private enterprise, provides technical assistance and represents business interests.

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions - ICFTU
155 blvd Emile Jacqmain
1210 Brussels
Belgium
Ph: (2) 224-02-11
http://www.icftu.org/
Promotes the interests of working people throughout the world.

International Labour Organization - ILO
4 route des Morillons
1211 Geneva 22
Switzerland
Ph: (22) 7996111
http://www.ilo.org/
Works for bettering labor conditions world-wide.

International Monetary Fund - IMF
700 19th St., NW
Washington, DC 20431
USA
Ph: (202) 623-7430
http://www.imf.org/
Promotes international monetary co-operation.

Islamic Development Bank
POB 5925
Jeddah 21432
Saudi Arabia
Ph: (2) 6361400
Encourages economic development.

North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA
14th St., Constitution Ave., NW
Room 2061
Washington, DC
USA
Ph: 202-482-5438
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
France
Ph: 1-45-24-82-00
http://www.oecd.org/
A forum for the industrialized democracies to discuss and co-ordinate their economic and social policies.

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries - OAPEC
POB 20501
Safat 13066
Kuwait
Ph: 4844500
Group looks at cooperation in the petroleum industry.

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC
Obere Donaustrasse 93
1020 Vienna
Austria
Ph: (1) 211-12-0
http://www.opec.org/
Seeks to unify petroleum policies.

Southern African Development Community - SADC
SADC Building
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana
Ph: 351863
http://www.sadc-usa.net/
Promotes the concept of a free market among the countries of Southern Africa.

Southern Common Market - Mercosur/Mercosul
Rincon 575 P 12
11000 Montevideo
Uruguay
Ph: (2) 964590
http://www.americasnet.com/mauritz/mercosur/
Aims to achieve economic integration and coordination of economic policies.

World Confederation of Labour - WCL
33 rue de Treves
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Ph: (2) 230-62-95
http://www.cmt-wcl.org/
Furthers labor interests among its international trade union affiliations in 102 countries.

World Federation of Trade Unions - WFTU
Branická 112
14700 Prague 4
Czech Republic
Ph: (2) 462140
A world-wide federation of labor groups.

World Trade Organization - WTO
Centre William Rappard
rue de Lausanne 154
1211 Geneva
Switzerland
Ph: (22) 7395111
http://www.wto.org/
Serves as the foundation of the multilateral trading system.


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