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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 3 1. Group of Eight (G8) 8 Members: (3 marks) Canada, Russia, U.S., U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Japan (European Union participates and is represented by the president of the European Council and the President of the European Commission; cant participate as chair country ) Missions, Goals & Functions: (2 marks) The G8 provide one of the most important forum for the discussions of key issues in the world. It is an informal forum of Heads of States and Governments. Is Canada a member? no __ yes _ YES _ , if yes when did it join ____ 1976 ______ (1 mark) Your IB country is ______ Jamaica_ _____________. Is it a member? no _ NO _ yes __ (1) R ESEARCH : Summarize any controversy regarding this association, in your own words . (2 marks) Many people are against G8 mainly because this organization is very selective in who can join and who cannot. As many people described, G8 members are some of the most privileged and powerful nations in the world. They pretend to discuss the global issues in the benefit of everybody, but actually their discussions are only about their own interests and benefits. 2. United Nations (UN), www.un.org Three (3) Members other than Canada (3 marks) China, India, Brazil (members); Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Palestine (non UN member nations) *online : with the exception of the UN, where you are to find three nations that are NOT members Missions, Goals & Functions: (2 marks) The biggest international organization in the world that was created to promote peace, it also promotes human rights and international assistance by hosting large discussions and forums. Is Canada a member? no __ yes _ YES_ , if yes when did it join ____ 9 November 1945 ______ (1 mark) Your IB country is __________ Jamaica __________. Is it a member? no __ yes _ YES _ (1) Summarize any controversy regarding this association, in your own words . (2 marks) Many people criticize that the UN is just a puppet that is controlled mainly by the U.S. (eg. Blockade of Rwanda Genocide by the U.S.); many people also criticize that the UN is just another club for the superpowers in the world (UN Security Council), they control the UN and look after their own interests (eg. blockade of Darfur Genocide by Russia and China). Also, many people have concerns over the effectiveness of the UN (eg. Lack of assistance to Africa; did not successfully prevent many conflicts) 3. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC),...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 1010 taught by Professor Aandan during the Spring '10 term at York University.
- Spring '10