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WORK WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Intergovernmental Organizations working with the WTO Secretariat

The WTO Secretariat has working relations with some 200 organizations from all around the world. The nature of the joint work can range from informal contacts and information sharing to joint projects and programmes. The non-exhaustive list below gives an overview of many of the organizations the WTO Secretariat Divisions work with.

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Accessions
Agriculture & Commodities
DDA Special Duties
Development
Economic Research & Statistics
External Relations
Institute for Training & Technical Cooperation
Intellectual Property
Legal Affairs
Market Access
Rules
Services
Trade & Environment
Trade & Finance and Trade Facilitation
Trade Policies Review


Accessions  back to top

International Agency for Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC)
UN United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)


Agriculture & Commodities  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
African Development Bank (ADB)
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)
Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Cooperation Council for the Arab of States of the Gulf (GCC)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
FAO Consultative Cttee on Surplus Disposal
FAO/WHO Joint Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex)
Food Aid Convention
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)
International Agency for Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC)
International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
International Grains Council (IGC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV)
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
International Portal on Food Safety, Animal & Plant Health (IPFSAPH)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
OECD Development Assistance Committee
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF former SPF- South Pacific Forum)
Regional International Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health (OIRSA)
South Centre (SC)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Bank (WB)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

  
DDA Special Duties  back to top

African Development Bank (ADB)
Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Inter Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Bank (WB)

  
Development  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
African Development Bank (ADB)
African Union (AU)
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM)
Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC)
Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Cooperation Council for the Arab of States of the Gulf (GCC)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Cooperation (IAIGC)
International Grains Council (IGC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
Latin American Association for Integration (ALADI)
League of Arab States (LAS)
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
South Centre (SC)
United Nations (UN)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
World Bank
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  
Economic Research & Statistics  back to top

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Inter-American Development Bank / Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean
International Institute for Administrative Science (IIAS)
International Labour Organization Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Joint Vienna Institute (JVI)
Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
World Bank (WB)

  
External Relations  back to top

International Trade Centre (ITC)
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
United Nations (UN)
UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UNCEB)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC)
UN High-Level Committee on Programmes (UNHLCP)
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

  
Institute for Training & Technical Cooperation  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
African Development Bank (ADB)
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO)
Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie (AIF)
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
ANDEAN Community
Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CNM)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)
Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC)
Central American Common Market (CACM)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Environmental Protection Agency
FAO/WHO Joint Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Global Fund
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL)
Integrated Framework (IF)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)
International Agency for Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC)
International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Trade Canada
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme (JITAP)
Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Joint Vienna Institute (JVI)
Latin American Association for Integration (ALADI)
Mercado Común del Cono Sur (MERCOSUR)
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS)
Rotterdam Convention
Stockholm Convention
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
United Nations (UN)
UNAIDS
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Development Programme (UNDP) 
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
World Bank
World Bank Institute (WBI)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

  
Intellectual Property  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM)
Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CNM)
Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of West and Central Africa (CMA)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
European Patent Office (EPO)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
G8-IPREG
Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (IADB/INTAL)
International Competition Network (ICN)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV)
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
International Vaccine Institute (IVI)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
South Centre (SC)
Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
United Nations
UNAIDS
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
UN Interagency Committee on Bioethics (UNICB)
World Bank (WB)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  
Legal Affairs  back to top

African Development Bank (ADB)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IAD)
International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
International Institute for Administrative Science (IIAS)
International Institute for Trade & Development (IITD)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Joint Vienna Institute (JVI)
United Nations (UN)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Development Programme (UNDP) 
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Bank (WB)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

  
Market Access  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
African Union (AU)
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
Arab Trade Financing Program (ATFP)
Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Cooperation Council for the Arab of States of the Gulf (GCC)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Energy Charter
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
ILO (Tripartite Meeting on Promoting Fair Globalization in Textiles and
Clothing in a Post-MFA Environment)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB/INTAL)
International Grains Council (IGC)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Textiles and Clothing Bureau (ITCB)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
League of Arab States (LAS)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
South Centre (SC)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
United Nations (UN)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
World Bank (WB)
World Customs Organization (WCO)

  
Rules  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Energy Charter
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL)
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
World Bank (WB)

  
Services  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
APEC Telecommunications Working Group
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
Arab Trade Financing Program (ATFP)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)
Comisión Económica para America Latina (CEPAL)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO)
Communidad Andina
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Energy Charter
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
European Conference of the Ministers of Transport (ECMT)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL)
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)
International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
International Energy Foundation (IEF)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
League of Arab States (LAS)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
Regulatel (Latin American Telecom Regulator Organization)
South Centre (SC)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Southern Africa Telecom Regulator Organization (TRASA)
United Nations (UN)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
International Union of railways (UIC)
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
World Bank (WB)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

  
Trade & Environment  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Basel Convention
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and
Flora (CITES)

Cooperation Council for the Arab of States of the Gulf (GCC)
Energy Charter
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
FAO/WHO Joint Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization of Legal Metrology (OILM)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV)
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC)
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Association for Integration (ALADI)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
League of Arab States (LAS)
Montreal Protocol
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
Rotterdam Convention
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Stockhom Convention
United Nations (UN)
UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Development Programme (UNDP) 
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Forum on Forests (UNFF)
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Bank (WB)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

  
Trade & Finance and Trade Facilitation  back to top

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Energy Charter
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Cooperation (IAIGC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
United Nations (UN)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Bank (WB)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  
Trade Policies Review  back to top

African Union (AU)
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Cooperation Council for the Arab of States of the Gulf (GCC)
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Latin American Association for Integration (ALADI)
Latin American Economic System (SELA)
League of Arab States (LAS)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
World Bank (WB)