Examples of International Cooperation

Earth from Apollo
NASA photo of Earth
taken from Apollo


International Satellite system for search and rescue
"Since its inception in 1982 the Cospas-Sarsat System has provided distress alert information which has assisted in the rescue of over 14,250 persons in over 4,100 distress situations. In 2001 the System provided information which was used to rescue 1,545 persons in 365 distress situations."

International Performance Management Council
"We operate informally, with all representatives viewed as equals. In this way, no one dominates and all are free to exchange ideas and to learn from one another."

Countering illicit drugs in central Asia
International Conference October 2000

Coffee Research
". . . in response to concerns both of production and processing to increase quality, as well as to address questions of safety and environmental impact of roasting."

Tick-borne Encephalitis
"TBE has become an international public health problem also because of increasing mobility of people travelling to risk areas."

Combine Cycle Power Project in St.Petersburg, Russia
with Germany and Finland

Tsunami Research and Warning
". . . to mitigate the impact of natural disasters, particularly through the use of early warning systems, through proper training and education, through dissemination and application of existing knowledge and information, and through proper scientific and engineering research."

Whooping Crane
". . . international partnership between Canada and the United States, in the shared hope that the cranes' migration will continue across borders and between generations."

International Space Station
"The International Space Station is the largest space programme that has ever been undertaken on the basis of international cooperation."

Whole Earth Telescope
"The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaborative effort between astronomers all over the world who are interested in studying the variability of astronomical objects."

Online Bench Sumo Game
"The game is a shining example of international cooperation as more than 20 people from around the world participate in the game's administration."

Signs of Change in the Slums of Mumbai, India
"Dr. Kothari is a senior member of the Mumbai medical community. Dr. Kothari has spent more than 20 years in the service of some of the world's most vulnerable people.
Her story is a dramatic example of international cooperation, community development and street-level initiative."

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