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Inyang Umoh (tutor)
25-02-2016 07:35:00 +0000
Nigeria is a member of many international organizations. On the test you can be sure you will be asked about several of them. It's important that you at least know the basic information about these organizations.
The information below should be used to supplement your other reading:
Organization of African Unity
When Founded: 1963
Why Founded: Key objectives of the OAU include:
Increase co-operation of African states in order to achieve a better life for the people of Africa.
To defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of African states.
The eradication of all forms of colonialism and white minority rule in Africa
When Founded: 1958
Why Founded: Established to provide increased political and economic integration within Europe
The Commonwealth (or Commonwealth of Nations)
When Founded: 1921
Why Founded: Member states have no legal obligation to one another. Instead, they are united by language, history, culture and their shared values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
When Founded: 1949
Why Founded: Military alliance between consisting of members from North America and several European countries. They provide "collective defence" whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
When Founded: 2001
Key objectives of the AU include:
- To achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and Africans.
- To defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of its Member States.
- To accelerate the political and social-economic integration of the continent.
When Founded: 1945
Why Founded: Established after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. It has a similar mission as the defunct League of Nations
League of Nations
When Founded: 1920
Why Founded: Founded at the end of the First World War. It was the first international organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
Its primary goals included preventing wars through collective security and disarmament and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration
Economic Community of West African States
When Founded: 1975
Why Founded: Founded to achieve economics benefits for its member by creating a single large trading bloc through an economic and trading union
The Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group
When Founded: 1990
Why Founded: ECOWAS members established ECOMOG in 1990 to intervene in the civil war in Liberia (1989–96).
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
When Founded: 1960
Why Founded: Allow members to influence global oil prices
25-02-2016 07:38:00 +0000
Tnx jambite, u r really helping us
25-02-2016 07:42:00 +0000
25-02-2016 07:48:00 +0000
it's really helpin my reading out
25-02-2016 08:00:00 +0000
25-02-2016 08:04:00 +0000
25-02-2016 08:21:00 +0000
Wonderful, it would have been better if the founding nations was included and list of current member states.
sage anthony u can help us wit dat
25-02-2016 08:23:00 +0000
Much in my plate now.. Btw, am not sure i know them all
25-02-2016 08:26:00 +0000