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International Organizations

Here is a list of some important international organizations:
Organization Full Name Purpose
UN United Nations peaceful forum to solve conflicts, provides humanitarian relief and peacekeeping missions when needed.
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries stabilize oil supply and profits for member nations, mostly Middle East
OAS Organization of American States mutual defense of interests of western hemisphere countries
SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organization mutual defense of interests of Southeast Asian countries
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement trade agreement between US, Canada, and Mexico to lower trade restrictions (like tariffs)
EU European Union reduce trade, political restrictions between member nations, improve economic position in world market by joint use of resources

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