Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide services or other forms of support to increase mutual understanding across countries, encourage social, economic or political development outside of the U.S., and/or impact national, multilateral or international policies on international issues. (rev. 12/04)
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that promote international understanding and friendly relations among nations; foster an exchange of ideas on international affairs and globalization; preserve world peace; protect national and cooperative security interests; foster international human rights; promote international economic, social and political development; foster exchanges of scholars scientists artists, journalists and other professionals; and raise and distribute funds for the benefit of overseas institutions (e.g., Friends of the American University in Rome).
Organizations whose primary purpose is influencing public policy within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area. Includes groups employing a activities designed to influence government and international institutional policy, such as, public education and influencing public opinion, public mobilizations, and lobbying.
Key words: Lobbying; Mobilization; Public Awareness