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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military organisation consisting of 30 Member States. The organisation implements the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty by guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political means, the promotion of democratic values and allowing cooperation on defence and security issues. In addition, military means are used to undertake operations when diplomatic efforts fail. Topics range from addressing security issues to discussing foreign relations.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is an intergovernmental organisation that operates a global system of rules which facilitate international trade between States. It acts as a forum for the negotiation of trade agreements and for settling trade disputes between its members through the WTO Dispute Settlement System. Moreover, one of its objectives is to support the needs of developing nations. Major decisions are made by the WTO member governments which comprise of ministers who meet at least twice a year or by delegates who meet regularly in Geneva. Topics of the WTO range from those related to free trade and trade building capacity to intellectual property protection.
International Atomic Energy Agency
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an autonomous organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and prevent its employment for military purposes. It serves as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field, contributing to international peace, security and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ((UNSDGs). Topics relate to the promotion of the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy, the impact of nuclear energy on issues such as but not limited to climate change and cancer control.