Atlas of international organizations

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Atlas of international organizations

Atlas of international organizations
An international organization, or more formally intergovernmental organization (IGO), is an organization whose members are sovereign states or other IGOs (like the European Union and the WTO). Such organizations function according to the principles of intergovernmentalism, which means that unanimity is required. The European Union is however an exception to this rule in some areas.

français Une organisation internationale (OI) est une organisation qui regroupe des personnes morales afin de coordonner des actions touchant plusieurs pays. Ces organisations prennent une importance particulière suite à l'essor de la mondialisation, par exemple en apportant un cadre juridique à certaines activités concernant l'ensemble du monde ou de vastes zones de celui-ci.
español Existen dos tipos principales de organizaciones internacionales (conocidos también como organismos internacionales), las organizaciones intergubernamentales (IGOs), son aquellos miembros que son estados soberanos u otras organizaciones intergubernamentales (como la Unión Europea y el WTO), y organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONGs), que son organizaciones privadas.

Maps of international organizations

United Nations (UN)
الأمم المتحدة‎
联合国 (聯合國)
Organisation des Nations Unies
Организация Объединённых Наций
Organización de las Naciones Unidas
Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
Organisation hydrographique internationale
Non-Aligned Movement


Eurasian Economic Union
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Organisation mondiale du commerce
Organización Mundial del Comercio


La Francophonie
Community of Portuguese Language Countries
Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa
Arab League
جامعة الدول العربية
Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System
Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA)
Sistema Econômico Latino-Americano e do Caribe (SELA)

By continent


Other maps

Organizations grouping almost all the countries in their respective continents. Note that Cuba is a suspended member of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Several smaller regional organizations with non-overlapping memberships.
Several non-overlapping large alliances. Softer colors indicate observer/associate or candidate countries.
International organizations that largely represent the independent states formed after the breakup of an empire. Note that La Francophonie has overlapping membership with all three of the other organizations shown in the map.

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