• THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION
    GOVERNMENT

    THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION

    ORIGIN OF U.N.O. The United Nations Organisation came into existence in 1945. This was as a result of the failure of the League of Nations, formed in 1919, after the First World War(1914-18), to prevent the outbreak of another war e.g. the Second World War of (1939-45). U.S.A ., Britain, China, Soviet Union and France and about 50 other states came together to draw a charter on 24 october 1945, at San Francisco in U.S.A. The essence of this charter was the desire to maintain peace and security among Nations of the world. Admission into U.N.O is open and currently there are about 193 Nations making up the body. Nigeria…

  • ORGANIZING FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
    MARKETING

    ORGANIZING FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

    KEY APPROACHES TO ENTERING INTERNATIONAL MARKET International marketing can be a great way to grow a company, but it also entails risk. Any entrepreneur looking forward to expand into foreign markets must first gather information, prepare an export plan and make a series of key decisions. 1) Gathering information: It is essential for exporters to have a clear understanding of the culture, customs and economic conditions of the country where they want to do business. To that end, research is needed and an online search is a good place to begin. Still, nothing takes the place of visiting the target market yourself. On-site, you can talk to potential buyers and…

  • INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
    MARKETING

    INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

    At its simplest level, international marketing involves the firm in making one or more marketing mix decisions across national boundaries. It is the total system of business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute goods and services to potential foreign customers. It is the act of marketing goods and services of a country in another country. At one extreme, there are firms that opt for ‘international marketing’ simply by signing a distribution agreement with a foreign agent who then takes on the responsibility for pricing, promotion, distribution and market development. the other extreme, there are huge global companies such as Ford with an integrated network of manufacturing plants worldwide…

  • WEST AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
    DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

    WEST AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Since the end of the Second World the nations of the world have worked together to ensure that the catastrophe that this war brought to humankind is never repeated. It was out of such a context that international bodies such as the United Nations Organization (UN) were created to foster peace and stability in the world. The UN’s mandate and structure has since the early 1960s also spawned similar associations in Africa including the continental Organisation of African Unity (OAU), its successor Africa Union (AU), and half a dozen other sub-regional bodies such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its peace keeping arms, the ECOWAS Ceasefire…

  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION OF WEST AFRICA
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION OF WEST AFRICA

    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) may be defined as sub-regional organization formed by West African countries mainly to promote co-operation and development in all economic fields and of contributing to the progress and development of the African continent.   ORIGIN OF ECOWAS The treaty called Lagos treaty formally establishing ECOWAS was signed in May 28th, 1975 in Lagos by fifteen West African Heads of State. Guinea Bissau later joined to make up 16 countries. However, the idea of establishing ECOWAS was conceived by the Heads of State of Nigeria and Togo in 1973. The day was the finest day in the post-independence history of West Africa countries economically…

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