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An international organization is an organization with an international membership, scope, or presence. There are two main types:[1]

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References

  1. ^ The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations divides modern international organizations into two "basic types, the 'public' variety known as intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and the 'private' variety, the international non-governmental organization (INGOs)." (Evans, Graham, and Richard Newnham. Penguin Dictionary of International Relations. Penguin, 1998, p. 270.)
  2. ^ "Intergovernmental organizations having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent offices at Headquarters." United Nations Department of Public Information, United Nations Secretariat.

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Simple English

An international organization is an organization, but rather than having people as members, they have individual countries as members. International organizations are active in more than one country. These organizations can not command countries and citizens in a way a government can, but they do make rules that put limit on what governments can do

Examples of such organizations are the United Nations, or the Red Cross.


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