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  • The African Union +

    The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent. Read More
  • Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) +

    The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a regional union or community which includes eight East African countries. Read More
  • Other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) +

    Some African RECs have also undertaken work to develop Regional AW Strategies, and other RECs across the world may follow suit after the completion of Regional AW Strategies covering every continent. Read More
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Asia, Far East and Oceana

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organization comprised of ten Southeast Asian states. Read More
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development +

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is a multilateral developmental investment bank. Read More
  • The European Union (EU) +

    The European Union (EU) is a political and economic partnership between 28 countries [soon to be 27] that cover most of the European continent. Read More
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  • The CGIAR Group +

    The CGIAR is a global research partnership for a “food-secure future.” Read More
  • Committee on Food Security +

    CFS was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the UN system for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security, including production and physical and economic access to food. Read More
  • Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) +

    The Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) is made up of the Commonwealth Veterinary Associations or approved bodies of the most Commonwealth Countries. Read More
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) +

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) deals with the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Read More
  • Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or Bonn Convention) +

    The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Program, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale. Read More
  • Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) +

    CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Read More
  • The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN +

    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is part of the UN system. Its main focus is on the achievement of food security. Read More
  • Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock +

    The Agenda is a partnership of livestock sector stakeholders committed to “the sustainable development of the sector.” Read More
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF) +

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the world’s leading international institution dedicated to investing in the joint management, care and restoration of our planet. Read More
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) +

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines. Read More
  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) +

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which focuses on supporting food production projects in developing countries. Read More
  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) +

    ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Read More
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) +

    The IUCN is an environmental network (or “membership union”), including government and civil society organizations. Read More
  • International Whaling Commission (IWC) +

    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. Read More
  • Livestock Global Alliance +

    The Livestock Global Alliance is a grouping of international organizations having a global mandate in the livestock sector. Its members are committed to working together in order to pursue a “safer, fairer and more sustainable livestock sector around the world.” Read More
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) +

    The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Read More
  • Other Development Financing Institutions +

    There are many other development finance institutions. Some of these are multilateral and some bilateral. Read More
  • United Nations (UN) +

    The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter. Read More
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) +

    The remit of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is the coordination of international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. Read More
  • United Nations Environment +

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Read More
  • United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) +

    UNICEF is the UN agency that looks after the rights of children. Read More
  • World Bank +

    The World Bank Group is a global partnership of five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Read More
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) +

    The primary role of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. Read More
  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) +

    As well as being the global organization for animal health, the OIE is the accepted global standard setting body for animal welfare. Read More
  • The World Veterinary Association (WVA) +

    The WVA unites and represents the global veterinary profession. It is the umbrella organization for National Veterinary Associations and international associations of veterinarians working in different areas of veterinary medicine. Read More
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) +

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Read More
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    World Animal Net has brought together animal protection and environmental Read More
  • Join Asia for Animals in celebrating World Farmed Animal Day +

    World Day for Farmed Animals Asia is on October 2nd Read More
  • COVID-19 and the Development of the New Global Biodiversity Framework +

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international agreement Read More
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