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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
International American Court for Human Rights. With its headquarters at San Jose, Costa Rica, the IACHR has seven judges elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States. Hope you enjoyed my quiz. Please don't forget to rate it.
Caribbean Community. Established on August 1, 1973 with its headquarters at Georgetown, Guyana, CARICOM coordinates the economic policies of member states, formulates common external trade tariffs and policy and has programmes to aid the less-developed member countries.
Benelux Economic Union. Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg formed this union in 1958 with its headquarters at Brussels, Belgium for purposes of economic unity.
Organization of African Unity. It was established on May 25, 1963 with its headquarters at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to promote African unity and solidarity.
Asia. The South-East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) was established on 4th September 1954, with its headquarters at Bangkok (Thailand), to provide collective defence and economic co-operation in the region.
International Civil Aviation Organization. Its headquarters are located in the Canadian city of Montreal. It was founded in 1947 to promote safety of international aviation and establish international standards and regulations.
International Fund for Agricultural Development. Its headquarters are located in the beautiful Italian capital of Rome. It was founded in 1977 and finances agricultural projects to introduce, expand and improve food production and raise nutritional levels.
International Atomic Energy Agency. It is the International Atomic Energy Agency which is a UN Agency. Its headquarters are in Vienna and its purpose is to promote peaceful uses of atomic energy. It was established in 1957.
Genetic Engineering Approval Committee. The correct answer is Genetic Engineering Approval Committee which was in the news for approval of genetically treated Bt Cotton type.
National Textile Corporation. The correct answer is 'National Textile Corporation', which was in the news because it was selling its textile mills in India.
Vienna. OPEC is an organization of major oil producers who control the majority of the world's petroleum trade, in the 1970s they showed their power when they cut off oil supply to the United States. Vienna is the capital of Austria, Berlin is the capital of Germany and formerly East Germany, Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and Baghdad is the capital of the war-torn country of Iraq.
Minsk. CIS is a federation of former Soviet Republics. Minsk is the capital of the Belarus (White Russia), Moscow is the capital of Russia, Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan, which was a permanent member but become an associate member in 2005, and Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyztan.
Geneva. Rotterdam, Netherlands is a major European port located on the North Sea and Venice is a beautiful city located on the Adriatic Sea in Northern Italy. The WHO is a worldwide organization to coordinate activities relating to health protection.
Brussels. Washington is the capital of the United States, Moscow is the capital of Russia, and Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. NATO is a military alliance of mainly European countries and the US.
Bangkok. The aim of the organization, which was disbanded in 1977, was to provide defence against Communism. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, Vientiane is the capital of Laos and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) was the capital of South Vietnam until North Vietnam took it over.
Addis Ababa. The AU is an organization of all African nations except Morocco, the goal of which is to create a single currency and defence force for the betterment of their continent. Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia, Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa.
Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg. Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg are headquarters of such EU institutions as the European Parliament, European Commission, Council of Ministers, Court of Justice, European Investment Bank. Brussels is also the capital of Belgium, Antwerp is a major city in Belgium, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and Nuremberg is the German city where the Nazi war crime trials were held.
Geneva. The Red Cross is an international organization that provides medical aid for people throughout the world. Geneva has been the headquarters of the Red Cross since 1863. Bern is the capital of Switzerland and Zurich is another Swiss city. Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein.
Andean Community. The Union of South American Nations comprises all countries of the South American subcontinent (except French Guyana).
An association of South Asian countries. Established in 1985, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation consists of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Afghanistan also joined in 2007.
OPEC. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), founded in 1960, controls the world oil price by agreeing on production quotas for its member states.
Bangkok, 1967. As of 2007, ASEAN had 10 members in the region, with only Timor-Leste and Papua New-Guinea not represented.
China. China eventually joined the World Trade Organization in 2002. In order to join, countries first have to finalize trade negotiations with all existing member states.
CSCE. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was established in 1995 to succeed the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), which was started in 1973 to ease cold-war tension. In 2007, it had 56 participating states from three continents.
OECD is an organization of democratic, highly developed countries. OECD was originally a purely (Western-)European organization to foster economic development. By 2007, OECD had 30 members from all continents except Africa.
Brussels. The North-Atlantic Treaty Organization has significantly expanded eastward after the fall of the Berlin wall.
Organization of American States. The OAS was founded in 1948 and comprises all 35 independent nations of the American continent (French Guyana belongs to France). In 1962, Cuba was denied participation in activities of the organization, but it is still a member state. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
|Which organization was the predecessor organization for the African Union (AU), which was established in 2002?||International Organizations
Organization of African Unity (OAU). The OAU existed from 1963 to 2002, and was replaced by the African Union (AU). The AU is roughly based on the model of the European Union. Its aims are to work towards common markets and reduce the possibility of inter-state war by increased co-operation among the African nations.
China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan. The co-operation mechanism among the then so-called "Shanghai Five" was started in 1996. Uzbekistan joined in 2001.
Norway. The European Union was established in 1991 to bring the existing European communities under a common framework, and to increase co-operation in homeland security and foreign policy. In 2004, the EU saw it's biggest extension so far with 10 new member states joining. As one of only few European countries, Norway repeatedly voted 'no' on joining the EU.
|Which international organization was founded in 1945 with the stated objective of 'saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war'?||International Organizations
United Nations. With 192 countries representing almost the entire world population, the United Nations is the largest international organization in the world. It was founded by 51 countries in 1945.