International Organizations in Montréal

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List of International Organizations (IO) established in Greater Montréal:

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie

The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) is one of the most important higher education and research associations in the world. The AUF has also been La Francophonie’s operating agency for higher education and research since 1989. This Francophone project aims to establish a French-language international academic community that produces and transmits knowledge.

For more information:

Website: www.auf.org/
Email: ameriques@auf.org

Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI) is the association of the world’s airports. It is a non-profit organization, whose primary purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations.

For more information:

Website: www.aci.aero/
Email: aci@aci.aero

Alternatives International

Alternatives International is a network of social and political movements, which aims is to build solidarity between social movements at the local, national and international level.

For more information:

Website: www.alternatives.ca/

Association francophone internationale des directeurs d’établissements scolaires

AFIDES (association of French-speaking school principals) was founded in 1983 in Montréal at a general assembly of French-speaking school principals from Québec and Europe at the invitation of Réal De Guire. AFIDES is working to gain professional recognition for school principals and develop school management exchanges between French-speaking countries. AFIDES is now recognized by the IOF (International Organization of La Francophonie) and UNESCO.

For more information:

Website: www.afides-quebec.com/ (in French)

CANSO-ICAO Liaison Office

The CANSO-ICAO Liaison Office represents the interests of ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Providers) at the highest level of world aviation governance.

For more information:

Website: www.canso.org/icao

Comité Syndical Francophone de l’Éducation et de la Formation

The Comité syndical francophone de l’éducation et de la formation (French-language education and training union committee) is comprised of union organizations and professionals in the education field from some 37 French-speaking countries. CSFEF was established in 1987. It is the result of a decision by delegates of 32 organizations from 22 French-speaking countries made at the first meeting of these organizations held in Québec City the day before the second summit of French-speaking heads of state and government.

For more information:

Website: http://www.csfef.org/  (in French)
Email: marchand.gabriel@csq.qc.net

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established by Canada, Mexico and the United States to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side accord to NAFTA. The CEC supports cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade.

For more information:

Website: www.cec.org/
Email: info@cec.org

Conseil des Festivals Jumelés

The Conseil des festivals jumelés (twinned festivals council) was created in 1996 as a network of four twinned festivals: Vues d’Afrique, Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Amiens International Film Festival and Festival international du film francophone de Namur. Montréal was selected as the headquarters of the Conseil des festivals jumelés in 1997.

For more information:

Website: www.vuesdafrique.com/ (In French)

Conseil Francophone de la Chanson

The Conseil francophone de la chanson (French-language song council) was founded in 1986 by professionals in the European song-writing and production fields (French-speaking communities in Belgium, Switzerland and France) seeking a platform to share know-how among professionals. It is an international, non-governmental organization comprising associations whose mission is to promote song and music from French-speaking communities through various projects.

For more information:

Website: www.conseilfrancophone.org/
Email: sg@conseilfrancophone.org

Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 and became effective on 29 December 1993. It is the first global agreement to cover all aspects of biological diversity: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), based in Montréal, Canada, was established to support the goals of the Convention.

For more information:

Website: www.cbd.int
Email: secretariat@cbd.int

Cospas-Sarsat

The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme (the Programme) is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1988 under the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement (the Agreement) signed by Canada, France, the former USSR, and the USA. The Russian Federation replaced the USSR as Party to the Agreement in January 1992. The Programme provides accurate, timely, and reliable distress alert and location data to help search and rescue authorities assist persons in distress.

For more information:

Website: www.cospas-sarsat.org
Email: mail@cospas-sarsat.int

Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade

As an internationally focused, member driven, non-profit association, the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) represents financial institutions and sustainable producers dedicated to sustainable production, and trade of sustainable products.

For more information:

Website: www.fastinternational.org
Email: info@fastinternational.org

Forum for Democratic Global Governance

Created in 1998, FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM) is an international non-governmental organization committed to creating a more just world, where values of equality, justice, freedom, peace, dignity and well-being for all play an integral role in global governance. Simply put, FIM envisions a world where everyone’s voice is heard.

For more information:

Website: fimforum.org/en
Email: info@fimforum.org

FRANCOPOL

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Created at the initiative of the Sûreté du Québec, the Police nationale française and the École nationale de police du Québec, Francopol is made up of about a dozen police forces and institutes in Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Québec.

The mission of the network is to promote the sharing of best practices, research and thought about police training and expertise in the francophone world.

For more information:

Website: www.francopol.org/ (in French)
Email: francopol@surete.qc.ca

Global Campaign for Climate Action

The Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), an unprecedented global alliance of more than 270 non-profit organizations all over the world. Their shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change.

For more information:

Website: tcktcktck.org/

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

Created in the wake of the 1992 Rio Summit, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership is a non-profit international organization, composed of the world’s leading electricity companies looking to promote sustainable energy development through renewable energy projects and capacity-building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwide.

For more information:

Website: www.globalelectricity.org
Email: generalsecretariat@hydro.qc.ca

Inter-American Organization for Higher Education 

1. logo_OUI-IHOEFounded in 1980, the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) was created to respond to the needs of developing international relations, improving the quality of information, and promoting academic collaboration among Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in the Americas. The IOHE is the only university organization that spans the entire continent of the Americas.

For more information:

Website: www.oui-iohe.org
Email: fbrown@oui-iohe.org

International Academy of Law and Mental Health

The International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) is founded on the belief that issues arising from the interaction of law and mental health can best be addressed through multidisciplinary and cross-national approaches, drawing on law, the health professions, the social sciences, and the humanities.

For more information:

Website: www.ialmh.org/fr/template.cgi
Email: admin@ialmh.org

International Air Transport Association

IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of total air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

For more information:

Website: www.iata.org

International Association of Theatre Critics

The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) is a non-governmental organization benefitting under statute B of UNESCO. The purpose of the IATC is to bring together theatre critics in order to promote international cooperation.

For more information:

Website: www.aict-iatc.org/
Email: michelninovais@gmail.com

International Bureau for Children’s Rights

The International Bureau for Children`s Rights (IBCR) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) based in Montreal, Canada. The IBCR’s mission is to contribute to the promotion and respect of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international legal instrument adopted by the UN in 1989 and now ratified by 192 countries. The IBCR has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2005.

For more information:

Website: www.ibcr.org
Email: n.pollaert@ibcr.org

International Business Aviation Council

logo_IBACThe International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is a Council of business aviation associations from around the world. IBAC is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with permanent observer status with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters.

For more information:

Website: www.ibac.org
Email: info@ibac.org

International Centre for Accessible Transportation

The International Centre for Accessible Transportation (ICAT) is a not-for-profit, non-government, international organization established to disseminate the knowledge on, and support the development of, new technologies, systems, and related improvements to make transportation more accessible to all travellers, especially those who are less able as a result of a disability or age, regardless of national boundaries.

For more information:

Website: www.icat-ciat.org
Email: access@icat-ciat.org

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) is located in Montreal and is the only global non-governmental organization focused exclusively on crime prevention and community safety. It was founded in 1994, by the governments of Canada, France and Quebec, in response to calls for action from local authorities, governments and UN crime prevention entities.

For more information:

Website: www.crime-prevention-intl.org
Email: cipc@crime-prevention-intl.org

International Civil Aviation Organization

 A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 member states.

For more information:

Website: www.icao.int
Email: icaohq@icao.int

International Council for Aerospace Training

The International Council for Aeronautical Training (ICAT) gathers various countries’ training establishments and aeronautical companies. ICAT is a global network which aims at promoting a basic standardized aerospace training that is applicable internationally and in conformity with European and American standards.

For more information:

Website: www.cifa.net/
Email: info@cifa.net

International Council of Graphic Design Associations

logo_icogradaThe International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) is the world body for professional communication design. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organizations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of communication design and expanded media. Icograda maintains consultative status with UNESCO, UNIDO and WIPO, is a member of IFRRO and is in liaison with technical committees of ISO.

For more information:

Website: www.icograda.org
Email: info@icograda.org

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design

logo_icsidThe International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, Icsid serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform.

For more information:

Website: www.icsid.org
Email: office@icsid.org

International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association

The International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (ICDAA) is a key actor in the development of international criminal law. From its inception, the Association played an active role in the negotiations that culminated with the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Rome in 1998. ICDAA has a consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

For more information:

Website: www.aiad-icdaa.org
Email: admin@aiad-icdaa.org

The International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations

The mission of IFALPA is to be the global voice of professional pilots by providing representation, services and support in order to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide. IFALPA was created in April of 1948 during a conference of pilots’ associations held in London for the express purpose of providing a formal means for the airline pilots of the world to interact with ICAO.

For more information:

Website: www.ifalpa.org
Emaill: ifalpa@ifalpa.org

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA)

The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) groups professional associations of air traffic controllers from around the world. The Federation was founded in 1961. The Federation publishes a quarterly, called “The Controller.”

For more information:

Website: www.ifatca.org/
Email: office@ifatca.org

International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity

The Coalition for Cultural Diversity is the cultural milieu’s main voice in debates on culture and trade, notably on the national front, as well as to support the government’s will to assert its right to apply policies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions.

For more information:

Website: www.cdc-ccd.org/

International Federation of Corporate Football

The International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) is an international non-profit organisation and the world governing body of corporate football. FIFCO is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has international representation in various countries. FIFCO meets annually to decide on matters of corporate football, the promotion and the management of leagues around the world.

For more information:

Website: fifco.org/

International Federation of Multimedia Associations

logo_fiamThe International Federation of Multimedia Associations (IFMA) is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). IFMA’s mission is to develop a global networking platform for professional organizations, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, financial organizations, research and educational institutes, manufacturers, traders and service providers in the multimedia, Internet and digital media industries.

For more information:

Website: www.fiam.org
Email: yuluozhao@fiam.org

International Forum of Public Universities

logo-fiunivpubliquesCreated in 2007, the International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU) brings together public universities recognized within their country for the importance they afford to research and their close ties to the development of society. The founding universities members are from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. The office of the general secretariat of the Forum is located at Université de Montréal.

For more information:

Website: www.fiup.umontreal.ca
Email: fiup@umontreal.ca

International Institute of Integral Human Sciences

The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences (IIIHS) promotes inter-religious & inter-cultural understanding for world peace. IIIHS Founder-President is Dr. John Rossner, an Anglican priest and a professor of Comparative Religion and Culture at Concordia University in Montréal.

For more information:

Website: www.iiihs.org
Email: info@iiihs.org

International Political Science Association

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The special mandate of IPSA, expressed in its Constitution, is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South.

For more information:

Website: www.ipsa.org
Email: info@ipsa.org

International Secretariat for Water

SIE-logo_eauThe ISW is an international non-governmental organisation created in 1990 in the context of the Decade for Water and Sanitation. Based in Montréal, the objective of the ISW is to facilitate the application of the four principles stipulated in the Montréal Charter on Drinking Water and Sanitation.

For more information:

Website: www.sie-isw.org

International Social Tourism Organisation – Americas

logo_tourisme socialFounded on 7 June 1963, the OITS aims at “favouring the development of social tourism in the international framework. To this end it is in charge of coordinating the tourist activities of its members, as well as informing them on all matters concerning social tourism, as much on the cultural aspects as on the economic and social consequences.” Its mission also aims at promoting a fair and sustainable tourism, ensuring profit for the host populations and respecting the natural and cultural heritage.

For more information:

Website: www.bits-int.org
Email: bits.americas@gmail.com

International Union of Psychological Science

2. logo_iupsysThe International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) works to promote “the development, representation and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally” (Article 5, IUPsyS Statutes). It represents psychology in its full breadth as a science and as a profession.

For more information:

Website: www.iupsys.net
Email: info@iupsys.org

International Urology Society

Logo société internationale d'urologieThe Society’s mission is to enable urologists in all nations, through international cooperation in education and research, to apply the highest standards of urological care to their patients. The SIU strives to position itself as a major international platform for sustainable urological education and collaborative humanitarian activities aimed at improving urological care.

For more information:

Website: www.siu-urology.org
Email: communications@siu-urology.org

Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

The Fund is dedicated to reversing the deterioration of the Earth’s ozone layer. It was established in 1991 to help developing countries meet their Montreal Protocol commitments. It is managed by an Executive Committee with equal membership from developed and developing countries. The Fund Secretariat in Montreal assists the Committee in this task.

For more information:

Website: www.multilateralfund.org
Email: secretariat@unmfs.org

ORBICOM – Network of UNESCO in Communication

logo_orbicomJointly created in 1994 by UNESCO and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), ORBICOM is a network of 250 associate members and 30 UNESCO chairs in Communications from around the world. This international collaboration of academics, high level corporate decision makers, policy consultants, and media specialists makes the Orbicom Network unique and constitutes a truly multidisciplinary approach to the promotion of communications development.

For more information:

Website: www.orbicom.ca
Email: orbicom@uqam.ca

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

2. logo_ISUThe UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical branch of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The Institute produces the data and methodologies to monitor trends at national and international levels. It delivers comparative data for countries at all stages of development to provide a global perspective on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

For more information:

Website: www.uis.unesco.org
Email: uis.information@unesco.org

Public Population Project in Genomics and society (P3G)

logo_P3GThe Public Population Project in Genomics (P³G) and Society is a not-for-profit consortium that provides the international research community with access to the expertise, resources and innovative tools for health and social sciences research. P³G brings the genomics and health research community together via conferences summer schools as well as online through the Observatory, a publicly accessible knowledge database.

For more information:

Website: www.p3g.org

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Secrétariat International Francophone pour l’Evaluation Environnementale (SIFÉE)

The Secrétariat international francophone pour l’évaluation environnementale (international French-language secretariat for environmental assessment) is a non-government, non-profit organization headquartered in Montréal (Québec, Canada). SIFÉE comprises numerous environmental assessment and sustainable development organizations, including many from French-speaking Africa. SIFÉE’s primary mission is to promote environmental assessment in French-speaking communities.

For more information:

Website: sifee.org (in French)
Email: sifee@sifee.org

Secrétariat International des Infirmières et Infirmiers de l’Espace Francophone

SIDIIEFOfficially created in March 2000, Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l’espace francophone (international secretariat of nurses from French-speaking communities) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Westmount (Québec, Canada). Its primary mission is to enable nurses to share their experiences and knowledge throughout the French-speaking world to help improve the quality of care and services dispensed to patients. SIDIIEF has a consultative status with the authorities at the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF).

For more information:

Website: www.sidiief.org (in French)
Email: info@sidiief.org

The Transplantation Society

Logo_Transplantation societyThe Transplantation Society is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Transplantation Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For more information:

Website: www.tts.org
Email: info@tts.org

Women in Cities International

Women in Cities International (WICI) was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit network focusing on gender equality and the participation of women in urban development. Based in Montréal, WICI grew out of work undertaken in Canadian cities in the 1990s on women’s safety in urban settings, and the participatory potential of women’s safety audits to empower women and create dialogue and change within city governments.

For more information:

Website: www.femmesetvilles.org

World Airlines Clubs Association

2.Logo_WACAFounded in April 1966, during the Riviera Airlines Club Conference in Cannes (France), WACA is a world body which unites and promotes the activities of interline clubs throughout the world.

For more information:

Website: www.waca.org
Email: nuala@just4airlines.com

World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.

For more information:

Website: www.wada-ama.org/
Email: info@wada-ama.org

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement, with almost 4,000 members and associates in 130 countries. All continents are represented on AMARC’s International Board of Directors. AMARC’s main purpose is to amplify the voices of the excluded and marginalized through community media and new ICTs, to support popular access to communications, and to defend and promote the development of community radio worldwide.

For more information:

Website: www2.amarc.org
Email: secretariat@si.amarc.org

World Centre of Excellence for Destinations

Created in December 2006, the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations (CED), a non-profit organization based in Montréal (Canada), is an innovative and powerful tool created with the assistance of the United Nations World Tourism organization (UNWTO), with which it is linked through a memorandum of understanding. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) commits both UNWTO and CED to work collaboratively on creating strategies and disseminating know-how and good practices which help tourist destinations reach excellence.

For more information:

Website: www.ced.travel/
Email: info@ced.travel

World Configuration of Productivity Science

Formed in 1969, the World Configuration of Productivity Science (WCPS) is a confederation which brings together a set of independent organizations and individuals around the globe, who are committed to (or want to explore) productivity improvement as a means of increasing and sharing wealth.

For more information:

Website: www.wcps.info/
Email: secretariat@wcps.info

World Federation of Hemophilia

The World Federation of Hemophilia improves and sustains care for people with inherited bleeding disorders around the world. For 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) has provided global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders.

For more information:

Website: www.wfh.org
Email: wfh@wfh.org

World Federation of Science Journalists

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation, representing science journalists’ associations globally. The Federation encourages strong, critical coverage of issues in science and technology, environment, health and medicine, agriculture and related fields.

For more information:
Website: www.wfsj.org
Email: info@wfsj.org

World Lottery Association

The World Lottery Association (WLA) is a member-based organization to advance the interests of State-authorized lotteries. Our vision is for the WLA to be recognized as the global authority on the lottery business, to uphold the highest ethical principles, and to support our members in achieving their vision for their own communities.

For more information:

Website: www.world-lotteries.org/cms
Email: lr@world-lotteries.org

 

World Wide Hearing Foundation International

Logo_WWHWorld Wide Hearing is an international non-profit organization, which was founded in Geneva, in 2003, and incorporated as a Swiss charitable association in 2006. In April 2011, an independent operating charity named World Wide Hearing Foundation International was founded in Montréal, Canada. Drawing on the experience and research of World Wide Hearing, it was created to develop projects to provide access to affordable hearing aids in developing countries. It has its own staff, board, and budget, and operates autonomously to both raise funds for projects and implement them around the world.

For more information:

Website: www.wwhearing.org
Email: info@wwhearing.org


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