The Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS)

is a consultative body elaborating draft legislative acts of mutual interest. The main attention is paid by the IPA CIS to issues related with rapprochement and harmonization of legislations of the CIS members. Pattern (model) laws of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly represent international, first of all European legal standards adapted to the Commonwealth realities.

The IPA CIS is a separate inter-state organization and has the powers to settle international agreements with other subjects of international law. The IPA CIS has signed treaties with several leading international organization, including the United Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, the Latin-American Parliament, the Central American Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament and many others.

The Chairman of the Council of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly is the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matvienko.

The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

is the upper chamber of the parliament of the Russian Federation. Its main function is to carry out the legislative powers. The Federation Council like each member of the Federation Council has the right of legislative initiative. The organization of work of the Federation Council is done in two main directions:

  • the Federation Council jointly with the State Duma takes part in elaboration of draft laws, consideration of laws and adoption of decisions on them;
  • in implementing the right of legislative initiative the Federation Council elaborates by its own the draft federal laws and federal constitutional laws.

Исполнительный комитет Содружества Независимых Государств

Является единым постоянно действующим исполнительным, административным и координирующим органом Содружества Независимых Государств.

Основными направлениями деятельности Исполнительного Комитета это разработка совместно с государствами - участниками Содружества предложений о перспективах развития Содружества, этапах их осуществления и приоритетах СНГ, разработка совместно с государствами - участниками и органами Содружества предложений, проектов документов, направленных на развитие сотрудничества государств - участников СНГ в политической, экономической, социальной и других областях.

Исполнительный комитет также осуществляет подготовку предложений по углублению разностороннего экономического сотрудничества в рамках СНГ, созданию и функционированию зоны свободной торговли, обеспечению благоприятных условий для перехода к более высоким ступеням экономического сотрудничества;

Исполнительный комитет регулярно проводит изучение совместно с государствами - участниками и органами Содружества хода экономических реформ в государствах - участниках СНГ и подготовку соответствующих предложений.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO

UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization

is the specialized agency of the United Nations mandated to promote industrial development and global industrial cooperation. Competitive and environmentally sustainable industry has a crucial role to play in accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UNIDO works toward improving the quality of life of the world’s poor by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.

It provides comprehensive and integrated packages of services which combine its operational activities with its analytical, normative and convening roles, both globally and locally. UNIDO was established in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985. It has 173 Member States. UNIDO’s highest decision-making body is the General Conference, which convenes every two years. Every four years the General Conference appoints a Director-General. The current Director-General is Kandeh K. Yumkella of Sierra Leone. UNIDO Headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.

Key UNIDO offices also operate in Brussels, Geneva and New York. UNIDO maintains a field network of regional and country offices around the world. Investment Promotion and Technology Transfer (ITPO / IPU) Offices assist in directing investment and technologies to developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Through the network of the National Cleaner Production Centers and Programs, established by UNIDO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), national governments and businesses are assisted in forming a new environment-oriented industrial policy.

UNIDO believes that to achieve global sustainable development and successful fighting with the challenges of climate change, the fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable. In recognition of this fact, UNIDO promotes the strategy of "Green Industry" and is a leading provider of services in the UN system for improving energy efficiency, resource conservation, recycling in industry and promotion a renewable sources of energy. In the frames of the initiated programs and projects UNIDO provides independent expert assessment and offers integrated technical cooperation in the areas of competitiveness, industrial modernization and upgrading, compliance with international protocols and standards of international trade. For these purposes, UNIDO draws on the expertise of around 2,800 experts, from a wide range of countries, annually.