International Organisations and Groups
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||It was originally known as "The British Commonwealth of Nations'.It is an association of sovereign and independent states which formally made up the British empire.
|Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC)
||To promote trade and investment in the Pacific basin.
|Asian Development Bank(ADB)
||To Promote regional economic cooperation.
|Association of South-East Asian Nations(ASEAN)
||Regional,economic,social and cultural cooperation among the non-communist countries of South_East Asia.
|Commonwealth of independent States(CIS)
||To Coordinate inter-commonwealth relations and to provide a mechanism for the orderly dissolution of the USSR.
|Group of 8(G-8)
||To Promote Co-operation amoung major non-communist economic powers.
|Group of 15(G-15)
||To Promote economic co-operation among developing nations.
|International Olympic Committee(IOC)
||To promote the olympic ideals and administer olympic games.
|Intrnational Organsation for Standardisation(ISO)
||To Promote the development of International Standards.
||Political CO-operation and Separate itself from both USA and USSR(in the cold-war era).
|European Union(w.e.f. July 1, 1967)
||To Create a united Europe in which member countries would have such strong economic and Political bonds that war would cease to be a recurring fact.