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Global Studies: International Organizations

Global Studies is a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary subject area that explores the concept of globalization and the interrelationships of peoples and states.

United Nations

Economic Institutions

  • World Bank: Collects knowledge to reduce poverty and support development.
  • International Monetary Fund: The IMF is mad cup of 187 countries. It works to assist economic cooperation, reduce poverty, promote growth and facilitate trade and economic stability.
  • European Commission Eurostat: The statistics division of the European Commission

Humanitarian Organizations

  • World Food Programme: The largest humanitarian agency fighting world hunger worldwide.
  • World Security Network: An independent global action network for foreign and defense affairs.
  • Human Rights Watch: An independent organization dedicated to protecting human rights.
  • USAID: USAID provides foreign aid.  The website provides information on its initiatives.
  • UN.GIFT - United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking, the largest and most public hub of the UN to work towards combating human trafficking.
  • Amnesty International - International, well-known human rights non-governmental organization with systems of tracking human trafficking and slavery, as well as assistance programs.