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International Regulatory Co-operation

The Role of International Organisations in Fostering Better Rules of Globalisation

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Borders are becoming increasingly porous, with growing flows of goods, services, people and capital. Governments, more than ever, need to co-ordinate their efforts to develop global standards to address climate change, as well as crises related to finance, health, environment and migration; secure peace; and ensure sustainable economic prosperity and social inclusion. International organisations play a key role in fostering multilateral action and addressing the fragmentation that may undermine effective domestic action. To shed greater light on international standard setting, this unique report collects, compares and assesses the practices of 50 international organisations on their governance arrangements, operational modalities, use of quality management disciplines and co-operation efforts. It analyses different types of organisations – inter-governmental, supra-national, trans-governmental and private – and identifies avenues for making their action more effective, inclusive and relevant.

 

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Organization of American States (OAS)

The mandate of the OAS is to achieve among its Member States an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.

“The Organization of American States, in order to put into practice the principles on which it is founded and to fulfil its regional obligations under the Charter of the United Nations, proclaims the following essential purposes:

a) to strengthen the peace and security of the continent; 

b) to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of non-intervention;

c) to prevent possible causes of difficulties and to ensure the pacific settlement of disputes that may arise among the Member States;

d) to provide for common action on the part of those States in the event of aggression;

e) to seek the solution of political, juridical, and economic problems that may arise among them;

f) to promote, by cooperative action, their economic, social, and cultural development;

g) to eradicate extreme poverty, which constitutes an obstacle to the full democratic development of the peoples of the hemisphere; and

h) to achieve an effective limitation of conventional weapons that will make it possible to devote the largest amount of resources to the economic and social development of the Member States". (Article 2 of the Charter of the OAS)

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