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African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

note - regional multilateral development finance institution temporarily located in Tunis, Tunisia; the Bank Group consists of the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the Nigerian Trust Fund
address - Avenue Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
phone - 225 2720263900
website - www.afdb.org/en
established - 14 August 1963
effective
- 10 September 1964
aim - help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development
regional members - (54) Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
nonregional members - (28) Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE (ADF member only), UK, US

African Union (AU)

note - replaces Organization of African Unity (OAU)
address -  P.O. Box 3243, Roosvelt Street W21K19
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
phone - 251 11 551 77 00
fax - 251 11 551 78 44
website - https://au.int/
established - 9 July 2002
aim - to achieve greater unity among African States; to defend states' integrity and independence; to accelerate political, social, and economic integration; to encourage international cooperation; to promote democratic principles and institutions
members - (55) Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (suspended), Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali (suspended), Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara), Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan (suspended), Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

email - amisomhom@gmail.com,  au-amisomhom@africa-union.org
website - https://amisom-au.org/
established - 19 January 2007; replaced 1 April 2022
aim - United Nations-approved, African Union peacekeeping mission for assisting Somali government forces in providing security for a stable political process, enabling the gradual handing over of security responsibilities from AMISOM to the Somali security forces, and reducing the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other armed opposition groups; in April 2022, AMISOM was reconfigured and replaced with the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)
police component: (6) Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia
military component: (5) Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)

note - in April 2022, AMISOM was reconfigured and replaced with the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS); the ATMIS was authorized by the African Union and mandated by the United Nations Security Council - AU Peace and Security Council
email
- piu@atmis-au.org        
website -  https://atmis-au.org
established – 1 April 2022
aim – support the Somalia Federal Government (FGS) in implementing the security objectives of the FGS's security transition plan, a comprehensive strategy developed by the FGS and its international partners in 2018 (updated in 2021) to gradually transfer security responsibilities from ATMIS to Somali security forces; ATMIS is projected to gradually reduce staffing from its 2022 level of about 20,000 personnel (civilians, military, and police) to zero by the end of 2024      

police component: (6) Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia        
military component: (5) Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda  

African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group)

address - Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, Ixelles - 1050, Bruxelles - Brussels,
Belgique - Belgium
phone - 32 2 743 06 00
fax - 32 2 735 55 73
email - info@acp.int
website - http://www.acp.int/
established - 6 June 1975
aim - to manage their preferential economic and aid relationship with the EU and sustainable development of Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy, which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order
members - (79) Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

note - acronym from Organismo para la Proscripcion de las Armas Nucleares en la America Latina y el Caribe (OPANAL)
address
- Milton #61, Colonia Anzures, Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo
P. C. 11590, Mexico City, Mexico
phone - (52) 55 5255 2914
fax - (52) 55 5255 3748
email - info@opanal.org
website - https://www.opanal.org/en/home-2/
established - 14 February 1967 under the Treaty of Tlatelolco
aim - maintain a nuclear weapons free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean and encourage the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the global prohibition of nuclear weapons
members - (33) Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

email: info@aosis.org
website:
https://www.aosis.org
established
- November 1990
aim - to call attention to threats of sea-level rise and coral bleaching to small islands and low-lying coastal developing states from global warming; to emphasize the importance of information and information technology in the process of achieving sustainable development
members - (39) Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
observers - (5) American Samoa, Guam, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Andean Community (CAN)

note - formerly known as the Andean Group (AG) and the Andean Common Market (Ancom)
address
- Av. Paseo de la República 3895, San Isidro, Lima, Perú
phone - (511) 7016400
email - correspondencia@comunidadandina.org
website - http://www.comunidadandina.org/
established - 26 May 1969; present name established 1 October 1992
effective - 16 October 1969
aim - to achieve an integral, balanced and autonomous development, through Andean integration, with projection towards a South American and Latin American integration
members - (4) Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
associate members - (5) Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
observers - (2) Morocco, Spain, Turkey

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA)

note - also known as Banque Arabe de Developpement Economique en Afrique (BADEA)
address
- P. O. Box 2640 Khartoum - Sudan
phone - 249-1-83773646 /83773709
fax - 249-1-83770600/83770498
email - badea@badea.org
website - https://www.badea.org/
established - 18 February 1974
effective - 16 September 1974
aim - to strengthen economic, financial, and technical cooperation between Arab and African regions 
members - (17 plus the Palestine Liberation Organization) Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria (hasn't participated in a meeting since 4 June 2011), Tunisia, UAE, Palestine Liberation Organization; note - these are all the members of the Arab League excluding Comoros, Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)

address - P.O. Box 21923 SAFAT, 13080 Kuwait, State of Kuwait
phone - (965) 2495 9000
fax - (965) 249 593 90/91/92
email - HQ@ARABFUND.ORG
website - https://www.arabfund.org/
established - 16 May 1968
aim - to promote economic and social development projects in Arab countries
 - (21 plus the Palestine Liberation Organization) Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (suspended 1993), Sudan, Syria (suspended), Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, Palestine Liberation Organization

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

address - 73, Rue Tensift, Agdal Rabat, Morocco
phone - 212 537 68 13 74/73/72/71
fax - 212 537 68 13 77
email - Sg.uma@maghrebarabe.org
website - https://maghrebarabe.org/
established - 17 February 1989
aim - to promote cooperation and integration among the Arab states of northern Africa
members - (5) Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)

address - Arab Monetary AMF Building, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
phone - (971) (2) 6171400
fax - (971) (2) 6326454
website - https://www.amf.org.ae/en
established - 27 April 1976
effective - 2 February 1977
aim - to promote Arab cooperation, development, and integration in monetary and economic affairs
members - (21 plus the Palestine Liberation Organization) Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, Palestine Liberation Organization
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