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Flag of Organization of American States

Flag of Organization of American States

The Organization of American States is an international organization that was founded on 30 April 1948 for the purposes of solidarity and cooperation among its member states within the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in the US capital, Washington, DC, the OAS has 35 members, which are independent states in the Americas. The Organization’s official languages are […]

Flag of Pacific Community

Flag of Pacific Community

The Pacific Community is an international development organisation owned and governed by its 26 country and territory members. SPC regional development issues include climate change, disaster risk management, fisheries, food security, education, gender equality, human rights, non-communicable diseases, agriculture, forestry and land use, water resources, and youth employment. The Pacific Community was founded in 1947 […]

Flag of Caribbean Community

Caribbean Community Flag

The Caribbean Community is an organisation of fifteen states and dependencies throughout the Caribbean having primary objectives to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy. The organisation was established in 1973 CARICOM was established in the English-speaking parts of […]

Flag of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Flag of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie is an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a lingua franca or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones, French speakers, or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture. The organization comprises 88 member states and governments; of these, 54 states […]

Flag of Central American Integration System

Flag of Central American Integration System

The Central American Integration System has been the economic and political organization of Central American states since February 1, 1993. On December 13, 1991, the ODECA countries signed the Protocol of Tegucigalpa, extending earlier cooperation for regional peace, political freedom, democracy and economic development. In 1991, SICA’s institutional framework included Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, […]

Flag of Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Flag of Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an economic union comprising 10 member states in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration between its members and other countries in Asia. ASEAN’s primary objective was to accelerate economic growth and through that social progress and cultural development […]