How to Grow Your International Public Affairs Function

13 Jan, 2016

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FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act and Beyond: Guidance for Global Public Affairs

06 Feb, 2014

With overseas corporate bribery scandals making headlines in recent years, anti-corruption and compliance issues have received renewed attention from the international business community. But transparent and compliant public affairs efforts can help companies avoid risk. This members-only resource provides basic information on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the...

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World Trade Organization

30 Nov, 2012

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in January of 1995 as the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a multilateral trade system that was originally set up in 1948 at the end of World War II. GATT held a series of rounds which lifted...

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World Bank

30 Nov, 2012

The mission of the World Bank is to fight poverty and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity, and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. The World Bank originally acted as a facilitator to post-war reconstruction and development and...

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United States Government Resources for International Trade and Business Support

30 Nov, 2012

This reference guide provides an “at-a-glance” catalog to U.S. government resources available to U.S. companies with overseas and exporting operations, as well as foreign importers of goods and services to the U.S. market. The guide is intended as a road map to help you navigate these numerous resources and...

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New Council International Benchmarking Report Highlights Training and Organizational Opportunities

30 Nov, 2012

Company managers who work abroad, and who are accountable for international public affairs, often have little or no training in the field, according to findings in the Council’s newly released 2010-2011 International Public Affairs Benchmarking Report. The report contains findings on the role of the country manager, the typical...

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International Monetary Fund

30 Nov, 2012

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization of 186 member countries. Created in 1944 at a conference in Bretton Woods, NH, the IMF was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange rate stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and...

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International Member Consultancy Directory

30 Nov, 2012

Click here to download the Public Affairs Council’s International Member Consultancy Directory.  This unique, one-of-a-kind directory was developed as a member-exclusive service to better link corporate members seeking public affairs support from member consultancies in markets around the world. Organized by six main geographic regions – North America, Europe, Middle...

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Helpful Resource Organizations and Websites

29 Nov, 2012

If you need to conduct more in-depth research in a field of public affairs, follow these links to other public affairs organizations that can assist you. Know of any organizations or resources that should be included on this list? If so, please contact us. Academy of Political Science Promotes...

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Globalized Public Affairs

29 Nov, 2012

By Margery Kraus, President and CEO APCO Associates, Inc. The rapidly expanding, problem-pitted field of globalized public affairs offers practitioners a seemingly endless supply of challenges and opportunities. As corporate CEOs are demonstrating, in a global economy you must be smart, flexible, innovative and willing to learn. Here are...

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Global Public Affairs Associations

29 Nov, 2012

Region Organization Australia One association primarily aims to meet the specific needs of Australian and New Zealand PA/GR practiotioners Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs (ACCPA, http://www.accpa.com.au/) headquartered in Melbourne was established in 1990 and is Australia and New Zealand’s largest professional association serving PA/GR practitioners Canada Four organizations...

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G20

29 Nov, 2012

The G20: A Primer What is the G20 The Group of Twenty (G20) consists of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of important industrialized and developing countries.  The G20 was created as a response, both to the financial crises of the late 1990s and a growing recognition that...

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G20 Trade Matrix 2010

29 Nov, 2012

The “Mileage Chart” of Global Trade: Mapping the Bilateral Trade Relations of the G20 Members Few singular sources provide an at-a-glance reference to the current trade volume between the world’s largest economies.  Prepared in advance of the upcoming G20 summit in November 2010, this trade chart – compiled from...

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A Compass for Launching Public Affairs Initiatives in Countries Where PA Is Foreign Territory

29 Nov, 2012

As the world’s economies grow more interdependent, public affairs is crossing borders it has never reached before, and practitioners find themselves negotiating rather unfamiliar terrain. In the July 12, 2011 issue of the Journal of Public Affairs, Public Affairs Council Senior Advisor Fruzsina M. Harsanyi and Susan Schmidt, a...

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NATO

15 Nov, 2012

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an alliance between 28 North American and European Countries created to facilitate the North Atlantic Treaty. NATO is committed to safeguarding the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means, with an increasing role in crisis management and...

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