Intergovernmental Organizations

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We talk about UN, Red Cross and several organizations that are helping the world.

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Intergovernmental Organizations
  1. States work following rules to govern their interactions.
    1. Relations are rooted in norms. International norms are the expectations actors hold.
      1. They are concrete, tangible structures with specific functions and missions.
        1. Include
          1. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as the UN
            1. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as the International Committee of the Red Cross.
              1. Some IGOs are global in scope; others are regional or just bilateral (having only two states members)
              2. Global IGOs (aside from the UN)
                1. Functional purposes involving coordinating actions of some set of states around the world
                  1. The IGO called Intelsat, for example, is a consortium of governments and private businesses that operates communication satellites.
                  2. NGOs with broad purposes and geographical scope often maintain observer status in the UN so they can participate in UN meetings about issues of concern.
                    1. Greenpeace attends UN meetings about the global environment.
                    2. Rapid grow of this network, increasingly intense communications and interactions that occur within it, indicate rising international interdependence.
                      1. UN
                        1. The UN Charter is based on the principles that states are equal under international law
                          1. It is also a forum where states promote their views and bring their disputes.
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