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Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

Area of Cooperation

Intergration of the regional organizations at the continental level, Continental Economy Security, Development and Trade

Summary

The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) is an International Organization to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level, helping to integrate the previously separate regional organizations of political or economical cooperation such as ASEAN, SAARC


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Ayeywady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Strategy

Area of Cooperation

Development and Regional Economic Prosperity

Summary

The Ayeywady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Strategy (ACMECS)was formed as a political, economic and cultural organization. The ACMECS places an emphasis on using self help and partnership to achieve sustainable development, including poverrty reduction, in line with the UN Millennium Development Goals.


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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Cooperation, Trade and Investment

Summary

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries or regions (styled 'member economies') to discuss the regional economy, cooperation, trade and investment. The membership is claimed to account for approximately 41 percent of the world's population, approximately 56 percent of world GDP and about 49 percent of world trade. The activities, including year-round meetings of the members' ministers, are coordinated by the APEC Secretariat.


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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Regional Security, Cooperation, Environmental Agreements, Trade and Investments

Summary

Association of Southeast Asian Nations, commonly referred to as ASEAN, is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on August 8, 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Its aims include the acceleration of economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, and the promotion of regional peace.


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ASEAN Plus 3

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Security Cooperation, Environmental, Trade and Investments Agreements

Summary

Forum as a coordinator of cooperation between ASEAN and China, Japan and South Korea.


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BIMP-East ASEAN Groth Area (BIMP-EAGA)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Trade, Tourism, Energy, Agro-Industry, Investment

Summary

A subregional economic cooperation initiative involving 4 Southeast Asia Nations


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Bay of Bengal Iniative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Regional Development, Trade and Investment

Summary

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. The member nations of this group are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.


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Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Security and Regional Economy

Summary

The Commonwealth of Independent States is an international Organization or alliance consisting of 11 former Soviet Republics. The members are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


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Centre on Intergrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Rural Development, Regional Relations, Agriculture

Summary

The Centre for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) is a regional intergovernmental and autonomus organization


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Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Security

Summary

The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is a non-governmental (second track) process for dialogue on security issues in Asia Pacific.


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East Asia Summit (EAS)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Trade, Energy and Security

Summary

The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a Pan-Asia forum of 16 countries in East Asia, with ASEAN in a leadership position.


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Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

Area of Cooperation

A platform to improve development, promote trade and investment opportunities

Summary

The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental international organization involving ten Asian nations. It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. The nations involved are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The common objective is to establish a single market for goods and services, much like the European Union. ECO's secretariat and cultural department are located in Tehran, its economic bureau is in Turkey and its scientific bureau is situated in Pakistan.


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Eurasian Economic Community (EuAsEC or EAEC)

Area of Cooperation

Regional Economy, Regional Security, Cooperation, Social Development, Transport, Energy

Summary

The Eurasian Economic Community (EuAsEC or EAEC) is an intergovernmental organization of 6 nations and is also part of the CIS Customs Union. All members are also members of the older Commonwealth of Independent States.


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GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development

GeorgiaGeorgia
Moldova, Republic OfMoldova, Republic Of
UkraineUkraine

Area of Cooperation

Regional Security, Regional Economy, Trade Relations, Transport, Telecommunications

Summary

The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development is a regional organization of four CIS states: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova.


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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Area of Cooperation

Cooperation in Agriculture, Rural Development, Telecom, Science Tech, Health, Population, and Transport

Summary

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight countries in Southern Asia. It was established on December 8, 1985 by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. In April 2007, at the Association's 14th summit, Afghanistan became its eighth member.


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Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (SEP or P4 Agreement)

Area of Cooperation

Trade Relations, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Policy

Summary

he Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (SEP), also known as the P4 agreement, is a multilateral free trade agreement between the countries of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore which was signed on 3 June 2005 and came into force on 28 May 2006.


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Pacific Islands Foum (PIF)

Area of Cooperation

Development and Economic Policy, Trade and Investment, Political, International and Legal Affairs and Corporate Services

Summary

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)is an inter-governmental organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum; the name was changed in 2000 to better reflect the correct geographic locations of its member states both in the north and south Pacific. The Forum's member states are: Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Since 2006, associate members territories are New Caledonia and French Polynesia.


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