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Supranational Organization

An organization that exists in multiple countries. While, theoretically, supranational could refer to multinational corporations, the term most often describes an international government or quasi-government organization. Examples include the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund. Supranational organizations often have a direct role in regulation. For example, an international treaty may set up certain standards for international trade. However, enforcement of these provisions is left to individual, sovereign governments.
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Project coordinators: Federal Republic of Germany - Federal Foreign Office The Federal Foreign Office is responsible for maintaining relations both with other states and with intergovernmental and supranational organizations.
The Foreign Office has its headquarters at Werderscher Markt 1 in Berlin and maintains along with around 230 foreign representatives relations of Germany with other countries and international and supranational organizations such as the UN and the OSCE.
Building upon the previous Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and Beyond: Challenges and Prospects, this volume switches the focus from the political relationships between nation states and supranational organizations to questions concerning the multi-level processes of region building in different thematic settings while also attempting to bring in more multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse perspectives.
CERN, WHO, WWF, the Green Cross and other supranational organizations invited His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of one of the world's largest Buddhist sects and founder of the international non-profit organization Live to Love, to speak about the role scientists and spiritual leaders should play in promoting global well-being.
ICRC operations are financed entirely through voluntary contributions from the States party to the Geneva Conventions, the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, private and public sources and supranational organizations.
Potential sources were formal outbreak reports communicated by countries and supranational organizations (both official and NGO) posted on the Internet and scientific online forums such as ProMED-mail (available from www.
Since the end of the Cold War, the question of whether nation-states are and should be accountable to universal, transnational legal standards and to their adjudication and enforcement through supranational organizations has taken on special urgency.
These new concepts recognise and take full advantage of the world opportunities provided by open markets, liberalised economies, closer economic ties between individual countries and supranational organizations, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and a more mobile and flexible world workforce.
He adds that free trade is "an unnatural political act" for legislators, which will raise the stakes on the effectiveness of supranational organizations like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.
Europe as an entity is becoming more important and influential as its constitutent states cede increasing amounts of sovereignty to supranational organizations.
an ensemble of connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union"--but only if internationalists could defeat "what I dare to call the Anglo-Saxon prejudice against the establishment of supranational organizations.