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  • International Conciliation, Association for (international organization)

    Paul-H.-B. d'Estournelles de Constant: …set up in Paris the Association for International Conciliation, with branches in a number of other countries. He was active in securing the summoning of the second Hague conference in 1907. His contribution to internationalism arose in large part from his work as propagandist and organizer. Among his publications are…

  • International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (international labour organization)

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the world’s principal organization of national trade union federations. The ICFTU was formed in 1949 by Western trade union federations that had withdrawn from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) after bitter disagreements with the

  • International Conference for Safety of Life at Sea (1914)

    shipping route: The first International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea was convened at London in 1913 as a result of the sinking of the British steamer Titanic. At the convention, companies were obliged to give public notice of the routes their vessels would follow, and owners were…

  • International Conference on Computer Communication

    Robert Kahn: …Kahn helped organize the first International Conference on Computer Communication, which served as the ARPANET’s public debut.

  • International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (international organization)

    clinical trial: Clinical trials design: In addition, the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan, and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product…

  • International Conference on Naval Limitation (1921–1922)

    Washington Conference, (1921–22), international conference called by the United States to limit the naval arms race and to work out security agreements in the Pacific area. Held in Washington, D.C., the conference resulted in the drafting and signing of several major and minor treaty agreements.

  • International Conference on Population and Development (1994)

    feminism: The globalization of feminism: During the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, in Cairo, women from the Third World protested outside because they believed the agenda had been hijacked by Europeans and Americans. The protesters had expected to talk about ways that underdevelopment was holding women back. Instead, conference organizers chose…

  • International Conference on the Limitation of Armaments

    Elihu Root: delegates to the International Conference on the Limitation of Armaments (1921–22). In his later years Root worked closely with Andrew Carnegie on programs for international peace and for the advancement of science.

  • International Congregational Council (religious organization)

    World Communion of Reformed Churches: …by the merger of the International Congregational Council with the Alliance of the Reformed Churches Throughout the World Holding the Presbyterian System (also called the World Presbyterian Alliance). In 2010 the Alliance united with the Reformed Ecumenical Council, which encompassed some 12 million members in 26 countries, and was renamed…

  • International Congress of Mathematicians

    Fields Medal: …also been presented at each International Congress of Mathematicians since 1982. It is awarded to one young mathematician for work dealing with the mathematical aspects of information science.

  • International Congress of Women (feminist organization)

    Alice Salomon: …1904 she helped found the International Congress of Women and in 1920 was chosen its vice president. She also was active in the field of public health and was awarded an honorary M.D. degree by the University of Berlin in 1932. Exiled from Nazi Germany five years later, she went…

  • International Congresses of Heraldry and Genealogy

    heraldry: International organizations: The movement known as the International Congresses of Heraldry and Genealogy began in 1928 with a meeting in Barcelona, Spain. A second Congress was held in Rome and Naples in 1953, and from that time regular meetings occurred at two- or three-year intervals. From these was established the International Institute…

  • International Congresses of Modern Architecture

    urban planning: Postwar approaches: …modernist planning promulgated through the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM), based on the ideas of art and architectural historian Siegfried Giedion, Swiss architect Le Corbusier, and the International school rooted in Germany’s Bauhaus. High-rise structures separated by green spaces prevailed in the developments built during this period. Their form reflected…

  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (international organization)

    Panama Papers: Background and disclosure: …which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a U.S.-based global network. The ICIJ then shared the material with 107 media organizations in 80 countries, including such newspapers as France’s Le Monde and the United Kingdom’s The Guardian. A communal database was created for the 11.5 million…

  • International Consultative Radio Committee

    International Telecommunication Union: …the standards-setting activities of the International Consultative Radio Committee and conducts technical studies and sets international standards for telecommunications; and (7) the Telecommunication Development Sector, which facilitates the growth of telecommunications in developing nations.

  • International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (1974)

    ship: International conventions: …Collisions at Sea and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea were drawn up in 1972 and 1974, respectively. In 1973 and 1978 the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) came up with regulations that cover internal arrangements of tankers in order to…

  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (1973 and 1978)

    ship: International conventions: In 1973 and 1978 the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) came up with regulations that cover internal arrangements of tankers in order to minimize oil spills following hull ruptures.

  • International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (copyright law)

    patent: …result of which was the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Originally adopted in Paris in 1883 and amended several times since, it gave inventors who filed an application in one member country the benefit of that first filing date for applications in other member states. The 1970…

  • International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (copyright law)

    Berne Convention, international copyright agreement adopted by an international conference in Bern (Berne) in 1886 and subsequently modified several times (Berlin, 1908; Rome, 1928; Brussels, 1948; Stockholm, 1967; and Paris, 1971). Signatories of the Convention constitute the Berne Copyright

  • International Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (international organization)

    World Heritage site: …“outstanding universal value” under the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. This document was adopted by UNESCO in 1972 and formally took effect in 1975 after having been ratified by 20 countries. It provides a framework for international cooperation in preserving and protecting cultural treasures…

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (international treaty)

    International Maritime Organization: …adopted several amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, deemed the most important international maritime-safety treaty, and in 2004 it enforced a new international shipping security regime. In the following year the IMO amended the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety…

  • International Convention on Load Lines (1966)

    ship: International conventions: The International Convention on Load Lines of 1966 emerged from the British Merchant Shipping Act of 1875, which provided what was known as the Plimsoll load line on the ship’s side, indicating the maximum depth to which a ship could legally be loaded. In order to…

  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)

    international law: Individuals: …the Crime of Genocide, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979), the…

  • International Council for Bird Preservation (conservation group)

    BirdLife International, worldwide alliance of nongovernmental organizations that promotes the conservation of birds and their habitats. The group was established in London in 1922 by ornithologist and conservationist T. Gilbert Pearson under the name International Committee for Bird Protection. The

  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

    International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), international organization that promotes marine research in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea, and the North Sea. Established in 1902, the ICES originally included as members Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway,

  • International Council of Christians and Jews (international organization)

    International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), umbrella organization of national associations dedicated to encouraging Jewish-Christian dialogue. The International Council of Christians and Jews was founded in 1946 in the aftermath of the Holocaust as a way to encourage interfaith dialogue

  • International Council of Museums (international museum organization)

    museum: Museum cooperation: In that year the International Council of Museums (ICOM) was created, and today this nongovernmental organization provides a world forum for museum professionals through regular meetings and through continuous communication over the Internet. In some countries where there are no separate associations for museum personnel, the national committees of…

  • International Council of Nurses (international organization)

    International Nurses Day: …established in 1974 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), also serves to highlight the important role nurses fulfill in health care.

  • International Council of Scientific Unions

    Antarctica: The development of IGY: …Unions (ICSU; known as the International Science Council [ISC] as of July 2018) adopted the proposal, and in 1952 ICSU appointed a committee that was to become known as the Comité Spécial de l’Année Géophysique Internationale (CSAGI) to coordinate IGY planning. Plans widened to include the scientific study of the…

  • International Council of Women (international organization)

    International Council of Women (ICW), organization, founded in 1888, that works with agencies around the world to promote health, peace, equality, and education. Founded by Susan B. Anthony, May Wright Sewell, and Frances Willard, among others, the ICW held its first convention March 25–April 1,

  • International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (international organization)

    alcohol consumption: The new scientific orientation: …more recently was renamed the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions. The change of name represents a change in aims and policies, from total opposition to any drinking to advocacy of an objective consideration of alcohol problems. This change is manifested also in the character of the international congresses convened…

  • International Council on Alcohol and Alcoholism (international organization)

    alcohol consumption: The new scientific orientation: …more recently was renamed the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions. The change of name represents a change in aims and policies, from total opposition to any drinking to advocacy of an objective consideration of alcohol problems. This change is manifested also in the character of the international congresses convened…

  • International Council on Archives (interlibrary organization)

    library: Associations and international organizations: The International Council on Archives (ICA) was established with the help of UNESCO in 1948, and the first International Congress of Archivists was held in Paris in 1950. Early and continuing interest has centred on the microfilming, conservation, and preservation of historical records and on the…

  • International Council on Social Welfare (international organization)

    International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), nongovernmental organization that represents international, national, and local organizations dedicated to social welfare, social development, and social justice. It was founded in Paris in 1928. Its international headquarters are in Utrecht, Neth.,

  • International Court of Justice

    International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The idea for the creation of an international court to arbitrate international disputes first arose during the various conferences that produced the Hague Conventions in the late 19th and early 20th

  • International Court System (American organization)

    José Sarria: …of San Francisco (now the International Court System), an association of charitable organizations that raises money primarily for gay causes. With nearly 70 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, it is one of the largest LGBTQ organizations in the world.

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (international agreement)

    capital punishment: The abolition movement: …Rights (1983) and to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1989) have been established, under which countries party to the convention and the covenant undertake not to carry out executions. The Council of Europe (1994) and the EU (1998) established as a condition of membership in their organizations…

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (international agreement)

    human rights: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) was opened for signature on December 16, 1966, and entered into force on January 3, 1976. Also part of the International Bill of Human Rights, it elaborates…

  • International Crane Foundation (international organization)

    Baraboo: The International Crane Foundation promotes the worldwide conservation of cranes and conducts research and breeding programs at its Baraboo headquarters. Inc. 1882. Pop. (2000) 10,711; (2010) 12,048.

  • International Cricket Conference (sports organization)

    Lord's Cricket Ground: …also the headquarters of the International Cricket Council (the world governing body) and of the Cricket Council and the Test and County Cricket Board, which control English cricket. Around the world, Lord’s is known as the “home” of cricket and of cricketers.

  • International Cricket Council (sports organization)

    Lord's Cricket Ground: …also the headquarters of the International Cricket Council (the world governing body) and of the Cricket Council and the Test and County Cricket Board, which control English cricket. Around the world, Lord’s is known as the “home” of cricket and of cricketers.

  • international crime (international law)

    international law: The responsibility of states: …be held responsible for “international crimes” (comprising internationally wrongful acts resulting from the breach by a state of an international obligation so essential for the protection of the international community’s fundamental interests that its breach is recognized as a crime by that community). Examples given included aggression, colonial domination,…

  • International Criminal Court (international law)

    International Criminal Court (ICC), permanent judicial body established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998) to prosecute and adjudicate individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. On July 1, 2002, after the requisite number of countries (60)

  • international criminal law

    International criminal law, body of laws, norms, and rules governing international crimes and their repression, as well as rules addressing conflict and cooperation between national criminal-law systems. See also international law; conflict of laws. Criminal law prohibits and punishes behaviour

  • International Criminal Police Commission (international organization)

    Interpol, intergovernmental organization that facilitates cooperation between the criminal police forces of more than 180 countries. Interpol aims to promote the widest-possible mutual assistance between criminal police forces and to establish and develop institutions likely to contribute to the

  • International Criminal Police Organization (international organization)

    Interpol, intergovernmental organization that facilitates cooperation between the criminal police forces of more than 180 countries. Interpol aims to promote the widest-possible mutual assistance between criminal police forces and to establish and develop institutions likely to contribute to the

  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

    Rwanda genocide of 1994: ICTR: In November 1994 the UN responded to charges of genocide in Rwanda by creating the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR; formally known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law…

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (international organization)

    Croatia: Independent Croatia: …particularly over cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which indicted several Croatian generals who, according to many Croats, had heroic wartime reputations.

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

    Rwanda genocide of 1994: ICTR: In November 1994 the UN responded to charges of genocide in Rwanda by creating the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR; formally known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law…

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia (international organization)

    Croatia: Independent Croatia: …particularly over cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which indicted several Croatian generals who, according to many Croats, had heroic wartime reputations.

  • International Crisis Group (international organization)

    Louise Arbour: …chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization devoted to the resolution of conflicts around the world. In 2017 UN Secretary-General António Guterres named Arbour special representative for international migration.

  • International Date Line

    International Date Line, imaginary line extending between the North Pole and the South Pole and arbitrarily demarcating each calendar day from the next. It corresponds along most of its length to the 180th meridian of longitude but deviates eastward through the Bering Strait to avoid dividing

  • International Dental Federation

    dentistry: Organizations: The Fédération Dentaire Internationale (International Dental Federation) was founded in 1900 and has met annually except in times of war. It has sponsored international dental congresses that are planned to meet every five years. Other international organizations include the Association Internationale pour la Recherche Dentaire (International Association for Dental…

  • International Development Association (UN)

    International Development Association (IDA), United Nations specialized agency affiliated with but legally and financially distinct from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). It was instituted in September 1960 to make loans on more flexible terms than those of the

  • International Economic Cooperation, Organization for (international organization)

    Comecon, organization established in January 1949 to facilitate and coordinate the economic development of the eastern European countries belonging to the Soviet bloc. Comecon’s original members were the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. Albania joined in

  • international economics

    economic system: From industrial to state capitalism: …third change again involves the international economy, this time through the creation of new institutions for the management of international economic trade. A number of capitalist nations have met the challenges of the fast-growing international economy by joining the energies of the private sector (including organized labour) to the financial…

  • International Ellipsoid of Reference (cartography)

    map: Development of reference spheroids: An International Ellipsoid of Reference was adopted by the Geodetic and Geophysical Union in 1924 for application throughout the world.

  • International Encyclopedia of Unified Science

    Otto Neurath: …scientific philosophy and edited the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science (1937), the principal effort of his Institute for the Unity of Science, which he had founded at The Hague in 1936, two years after moving to the Netherlands. The war years from 1941 to 1945 he spent at Oxford.

  • International Energy Agency

    peak oil theory: In 2010 the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) annual World Energy Outlook speculated that the global peak of conventional crude-oil production may have taken place in 2006, when 70 million barrels were produced per day. By contrast, the influential Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) estimated in 2005 that current…

  • international exchange (economics)

    international payment and exchange: exchange, international exchange also called foreign exchange, respectively, any payment made by one country to another and the market in which national currencies are bought and sold by those who require them for such payments. Countries may make payments in settlement of a trade debt,…

  • international exhibition (business)

    Trade show, temporary market organized to promote trade, where buyers and sellers gather to transact business and to explore business opportunities. Trade shows are organized at regular intervals, generally at the same location and period of the year, and they may last for a few days or several

  • International Exhibition of Art of the City of Venice (art exhibition, Venice, Italy)

    Venice Biennale, international art exhibition featuring architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, music, and theatre that is held in the Castello district of Venice every two years during the summer. The Biennale was founded in 1895 as the International Exhibition of Art of the City of Venice to

  • International Exhibition of Modern Art (art show, New York City, New York, United States)

    Armory Show, an exhibition of painting and sculpture held from Feb. 17 to March 15, 1913, at the Sixty-ninth Regiment Armory in New York City. The show, a decisive event in the development of American art, was originally conceived by its organizers, the Association of American Painters and

  • International Exposition of 1889 (exposition, Paris, France)

    Eiffel Tower: …French government was organizing the International Exposition of 1889 to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, a competition was held for designs for a suitable monument. More than 100 plans were submitted, and the Centennial Committee accepted that of the noted bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel’s concept of a…

  • International Falls (Minnesota, United States)

    International Falls, city, seat (1906) of Koochiching county, northern Minnesota, U.S. The city is situated opposite Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, on the Rainy River (bridged), near its outlet on Rainy Lake. The site was first settled in 1870 by Alexander Baker and was called Koochiching (the

  • international federation (sports organization)

    Olympic Games: National Olympic committees, international federations, and organizing committees: …sport there must be an international federation (IF), to which a requisite number of applicable national governing bodies must belong. The IFs promote and regulate their sport on an international level. Since 1986 they have been responsible for determining all questions of Olympic eligibility and competition in their sport. The…

  • International Federation for Documentation (international organization)

    International Federation for Information and Documentation, international library organization that was founded in 1895 as the Institut International de Bibliographie (IIB) to promote a unified and centralized approach to bibliographic classification. The IIB was founded by two Belgian lawyers,

  • International Federation for Information and Documentation (international organization)

    International Federation for Information and Documentation, international library organization that was founded in 1895 as the Institut International de Bibliographie (IIB) to promote a unified and centralized approach to bibliographic classification. The IIB was founded by two Belgian lawyers,

  • International Federation of Business and Professional Women (international organization)

    Lena Madesin Phillips: …in the founding of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (1930). She served as president of the International Federation from then until 1947. She was also president of the National Council of Women (1931–35), and in 1933 she was president of the International Conference of Women held in…

  • International Federation of Camping and Caravanning

    camping: History: …of Camping and Caravanning (Fédération Internationale de Camping et de Caravanning; FICC) was formed—the first international camping organization.

  • International Federation of Christian Trade Unions

    World Confederation of Labour (WCL), labour confederation founded as the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions in 1920 to represent the interests of Christian labour unions in western Europe and Latin America. It was reconstituted under its present name in 1968. Although the

  • International Federation of Human Rights (international organization)

    International Federation of Human Rights, international nongovernmental organization of human rights groups focused on promoting adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Established in 1922 with 10 members, the organization grew to include more than 150 human rights groups

  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (international organization)

    library: Associations and international organizations: The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA; Fédération Internationale des Associations de Bibliothécaires et des Bibliothèques, or FIAB) was founded in 1927 and first met formally in Rome in 1928. The organization publishes the IFLA Journal.

  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (international organization)

    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, international organization responsible for encouraging the formation of and aiding national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The federation shared the Nobel Prize for Peace with the International Committee of the Red Cross in

  • International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (international organization)

    social settlement: …organization in 1926 of the International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS). The IFS maintains consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

  • International Federation of Sports Medicine (international organization)

    International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), (French: Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport) confederation primarily comprising national sports medicine associations from across the globe. The organization also includes continental associations, regional associations, and various

  • International Festival of Poetry (Canadian festival)

    Canadian literature: Contemporary trends: …events such as the annual International Festival of Poetry in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, launched in 1985, attest to its vitality.

  • International Film Service (American animation studio)

    Gregory La Cava: Early life and work: …1917 he was heading the International Film Service (IFS), an animated cartoon studio founded by William Randolph Hearst. There La Cava collaborated with noted animator Walter Lantz. After IFS closed in 1918, La Cava continued to make animated shorts, eventually directing more than 100, some of which were based on…

  • International Finance Corporation (UN)

    International Finance Corporation (IFC), United Nations (UN) specialized agency affiliated with but legally separate from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). Founded in 1956 to stimulate the economic development of its members by providing capital for private

  • International Financial Services Centre (Irish company)

    Dublin: Finance and other services: In 1987 the International Financial Services Centre was established in the former northern dock area, under the Custom House Development Authority. This venture reflected the country’s commitment to the single European market, with its attendant abolition of duties and tariffs within the EU. It began the regeneration of…

  • International Fixed Calendar

    calendar: Modern schemes for reform: …schemes have been put forward—the International Fixed Calendar and the World Calendar.

  • International Folk Dance movement (artistic movement)

    folk dance: The International Folk Dance movement: Another outstanding and influential teacher from the settlement movement was Vytautas Finadar (Vyts) Beliajus, a Lithuanian who immigrated to the United States as a teenager. His family joined relatives in the Lithuanian community in Chicago. He organized the Lithuanian Youth Society,…

  • International Forum on Tiger Conservation (conservation summit [2010])

    tiger: Tigers and humans: …Russia, in 2010 for the International Forum on Tiger Conservation and agreed to help one another double overall tiger numbers by 2022.

  • International Foundation for Art Research (international organization)

    art fraud: Victims and resources: …1991, grew out of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR: founded 1969), a not-for-profit organization that initiated and maintained (until 1997) an international database of stolen works of art, antiques, and collectables. After 1998 ALR assumed maintenance, although IFAR retains ownership, and the two organizations work closely together.

  • international freestyle wrestling (sport)

    Freestyle wrestling, one of three styles of wrestling used in international amateur competition (the others are Greco-Roman wrestling and sambo) under supervision of the Fédération Internationale de Lutte Amateur (International Amateur Wrestling Federation). It was derived from the English

  • International Friendship Gardens (garden, Michigan City, Indiana, United States)

    Michigan City: …miles (8 km) south, and International Friendship Gardens (1935), just to the east, has plantings representative of many nations. Michigan City is the headquarters for the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, which provides electric commuter rail service between Chicago and northern Indiana. Inc. 1836. Pop. (2000) 32,900; Michigan…

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations (UN) specialized agency that supports increased food production in poor communities. Partly in response to severe famines in the southern Sahara in the early 1970s, the 1974 World Food Conference adopted a resolution that

  • International Game Fish Association

    fishing: Big-game fishing: The establishment of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) in 1939 did much to promote big-game fishing and to regulate it—supervising marine fishing competitions, establishing various weight categories for lines, and keeping championship records. The IGFA also promoted scientific study by encouraging the tagging of released fish to establish…

  • International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (satellite observatory)

    International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (Integral), European Space Agency–Russian–U.S. satellite observatory designed to study gamma rays emitted from astronomical objects. Integral was launched by Russia from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 17, 2002. It carried a gamma-ray

  • International Geographical Union

    International Geographical Union (IGU), international body of geographers, founded in 1922, with a membership representing some 100 countries by way of each member country’s National Committee for Geography. Its charter calls for the study of geographic problems, the organization of various

  • International Geological Congress

    Quaternary: …was made at the 18th International Geological Congress (IGC) in London that the base of the Pleistocene Series should be fixed in marine rocks exposed in the coastal areas of Calabria in southern Italy. As ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) in 1985, the type section for boundary…

  • International Geophysical Year

    International Geophysical Year (IGY), worldwide program of geophysical research that was conducted from July 1957 to December 1958. IGY was directed toward a systematic study of the Earth and its planetary environment. The IGY encompassed research in 11 fields of geophysics: aurora and airglow,

  • international gold standard

    gold standard: In an international gold-standard system, gold or a currency that is convertible into gold at a fixed price is used as a medium of international payments. Under such a system, exchange rates between countries are fixed; if exchange rates rise above or fall below the fixed mint…

  • International Gothic (art)

    Western painting: International Gothic: The style of European painting prevalent during the last half of the 14th century and the early years of the 15th is frequently called International Gothic. There were certainly at that time features common to European painting generally. In particular, figures were elegant…

  • international governance

    governance: For example, the term international governance often refers to the pattern of rule found at the global level where the United Nations (UN) is too weak to resemble the kind of state that can impose its will on its territory. Likewise, the term corporate governance refers to patterns of…

  • international governmental organization (type of organization)

    international organization: …between the more than 250 international governmental organizations (IGOs), which have been established by intergovernmental agreements and whose members are states, and the approximately 6,000 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), whose members are associations or individuals.

  • International Grandmaster (chess title)

    Maurice Ashley: …African American to earn an International Grandmaster chess title.

  • International HapMap Project

    International HapMap Project, an international collaboration aimed at the identification of genetic variations contributing to human disease through the development of a haplotype (haploid genotype) map of the human genome. A haplotype is a set of alleles (differing forms of genes) that occur close

  • International Harvester Company (American company)

    Navistar International Corporation, leading American producer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and for many years a major manufacturer of farm and construction equipment. The company is a direct descendant of the business activities of Cyrus McCormick, particularly his invention of the mechanical r

  • International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (international organization)

    Helsinki process: …to the formation of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in 1982.

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