A U.S. organization that also works with the international community. Today, CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and is recognized as the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.
A United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services.
USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.
For more than 60 years, Project HOPE has transformed the health and well-being of people and communities around the world. We work on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, health care workers, and public health systems to ensure sustainable change.
The World Bank is an international banking organization established to control the distribution of economic aid among member nations and to make loans to them in times of financial crisis.
The organization was established in 1995 as the successor to the 1948 General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, administers trade agreements, provides a forum for trade negotiations, and monitors national trade policies for the member countries.
A United Nations agency to promote trade by increasing the exchange stability of the major currencies.
The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade, and 60% of the population of the planet.
The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the respective Heads of State and Government.
In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups, and special events are organized throughout the year.
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business.
Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. Some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world.
An Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) is a coalition of foreign governments that work together to promote common ends. That can be for humanitarian, political, economic, educational, or social good. The biggest and oldest example is the United Nations. There are many dozens of these organizations now; several of the largest began within the UN but are now semi-autonomous (such as the World Bank, World Health Organization; and the International Monetary Fund).