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Important Groups that Global Perspectives Students Need to be Aware of
Abbreviation: U.N. Formed in 1945 Created to stop world wars and provide a platform for dialogue between nations. There are currently 192 members. Its headquarters is in New York City.
Abbreviation: P.L.O. Formed in May of 1964. Created by 422 influential Palestinians to oppose Israeli occupation of Palestine and create an independent nation for Palestinians. Led by Yasser Arafat, who in 1993, officially recognized the legitimacy of Israel. Arafat died in 2004 and was succeeded by Mahmoud Abbas as President of Palestine.
Arabic acronym that means “Islamic Resistance Movement.” Formed in 1987 by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Responsible for recent Israel-targeted rocket attacks and shootings. Successful in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, taking 76 of the 132 seats in the chamber. Considered a terrorist organization by Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan, and the United States.
Abbreviation: O.P.E.C. Formed in September of 1960. Created to regulate the supply of oil that was being exported to countries around the world. Originally formed to ensure a fair price on their product. Currently made up of 12 countries: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. The headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.
Abbreviation: W.T.O. Formed in 1995. Created to liberalize trade, negotiate trade agreements and settle trade disputes between its member nations. There are currently 153 members. Its headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Abbreviation: N.A.F.T.A. Signed into U.S. law by Bill Clinton and took effect on January 1 st, 1994. Trilateral trade bloc created by the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico. Purpose: To remove most barriers to trade and investment between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.