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  • Government Lesson: International Organizations


    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
    Acronym: OAU
    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

    European Union
    Acronym: EU
    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
    Acronym: NATO
    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.

    African Union
    Acronym: AU
    When Founded: 2001
    Why Founded:
    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.

    United Nations
    Acronym: UN
    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
    Acronym: ECOWAS
    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
    Acronym: ECOMOG
    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
    Acronym: OPEC
    When Founded: 1960
    Why Founded: Allow members to influence global oil prices

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    0 25-02-2016 07:38:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:00:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:04:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:21:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:21:00 +0000

  • Sage Anthony

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    0 25-02-2016 08:21:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:23:00 +0000

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    0 25-02-2016 08:26:00 +0000