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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Christiane Trüe

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 November 2021

Sustainable development — Membership of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The International Energy Agency (‘IEA’) was founded within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with the purpose of securing the supply of oil for its oil-importing Member States following the 1973–1974 Middle East War, when the oil-producing countries, united in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), utilized their oil-based economic and political power to promote their aims. The ensuing economic crisis in OECD countries made clear that these had become very much dependent upon oil from the...
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