Extra Regional Organisation

Extra Regional Organisations

Education Development Center

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

Family Health International

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Family Health International (FHI) was established at the University of North Carolina in 1971 with a handful of researchers and a small amount of funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The International Fertility Research Programme (IFRP), as it was called, built research capacity in developing countries, using the power of science and research to introduce contraceptive technology. By 1973, with nearly 200 studies underway throughout Asia and Latin America, IFRP outgrew its university setting and became an independent organisation. Its mission expanded as well, branching into maternal and child health. By 1978, IFRP was working with more than 200 research centres in 47 countries. Read more

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, providing assistance without discrimination based on nationality, race, religious belief, class or political opinion.

Founded in 1919, the International Federation comprises 185 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, a Secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. There are more societies in formation. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.

International Organisation for Migration


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 127 member states, a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


FTC headquarters
FTC logoThe Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices.
The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of President Wilson's major acts against trusts. Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era. Since its inception the FTC has enforced the provisions of the Clayton Act, a key antitrust statute, as well as the provisions of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 40 et seq. Over time, the FTC has been delegated the enforcement of additional business regulation statutes and has promulgated a number of regulations (codified in Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations). Learn more

 Full List as of  May 2012