Flashcards in 2. Global Governance (Political and Economic) Deck (12)
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
This is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group organised on a local, national or international level – e.g. Christian Aid. NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizens’ concerns to governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.
Structural Adjustment Programme (SAPs)
Conditional loans provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to countries that experienced economic crises.
The United Nations
Organisation created in 1945, following the Second World War, to promote international co-operation and to prevent another such conflict.
The United Nations' most powerful body, with primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation – military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in 1949.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International organisation working to foster global monetary co-operation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
International organisation that offers concessional loans and grants to the world's poorest developing countries in order to reduce poverty.
World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Organisation that regulates international trade.
Organisation - A group of seven/eight states.
Organisation - A group of twenty states.
Global socio-economic and political divide.