Intergovernmental Occupational Safety and Health Organizations

Authored by: Thomas P. Fuller

Global Occupational Safety and Health Management Handbook

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138626720
eBook ISBN: 9780429056475
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Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) are relationships and/or organizations created by treaties, charters, or other formal agreements between two or more nations to work towards a common goal or interest. Treaties that are formed by IGOs can be enforceable by international law. The main purpose of intergovernmental projects and agreements is typically to address a common set of economic or social problems. With the rise of increased globalization of business, communications, and science over the past few decades, the importance and roles of IGOs have grown significantly in terms of global governance and influence.

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