(1) The term international organization is used in this Dictionary and Directory to cover the multiplicity of bodies whereby states are associated in a common purpose. The emergence and, particularly during the last decades, the enormous expansion in number, range of tasks and functions of these organizations may be viewed as a response to the objective need for integration of international society at both the global (universal) and regional level.
KeywordsUnited Nations North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Civil Aviation Organization Intergovernmental Organization European Free Trade Association
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