List of regional organizations by population

The following is a list of regional organizations by population.

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Flag or Logo Entities Founded Population % of world Members Notes
World 7,951,759,000 100% Population Clock
Asia Cooperation Dialogue
2002
4,508,882,156 57%
  Afghanistan   Bahrain   Bangladesh   Bhutan   Brunei   Cambodia   China   India   Indonesia   Iran   Japan   Kazakhstan   South Korea   Kuwait   Kyrgyzstan   Laos   Malaysia   Mongolia   Myanmar   Nepal   Oman   Pakistan   Philippines   Qatar   Russia   Saudi Arabia   Singapore   Sri Lanka   Tajikistan   Thailand   Turkey   United Arab Emirates   Uzbekistan   Vietnam
Membership overlap with ASEAN, SAARC
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
2001
3,204,453,117 40%
  China   India   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Pakistan   Russia   Tajikistan   Uzbekistan
Membership overlap with CIS and Eurasian Economic Community, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
BRICS
2008
3,040,000,000 38%
  Brazil   Russia   India   China   South Africa
An association of five major emerging national economies
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
1989
2,700,000,000 34%
  Australia   Brunei   Canada   Chile   China   Hong Kong   Indonesia   Japan   South Korea   Malaysia   Mexico   New Zealand   Papua New Guinea   Peru   Philippines   Russia   Singapore   Taiwan   Thailand   United States   Vietnam
Membership overlap with Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Eurasian Economic Community, North American Free Trade Agreement, NATO, OPEC, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Mercosur/Mercosul, Union of South American Nations, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States,
Commonwealth of Nations
1931
2,418,964,000 30%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Australia   Bahamas   Bangladesh   Barbados   Belize   Botswana   Brunei   Cameroon   Canada   Cyprus   Dominica   Ghana   Grenada   Guyana   India   Jamaica   Kenya   Kiribati   Lesotho   Malawi   Malaysia   Maldives   Malta   Mauritius   Mozambique   Namibia   Nauru   New Zealand   Nigeria   Pakistan   Papua New Guinea   Rwanda   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Samoa   Seychelles   Sierra Leone   Singapore   Solomon Islands   South Africa   Sri Lanka   Swaziland   Tanzania   Tonga   Trinidad and Tobago   Tuvalu   Uganda   United Kingdom   Vanuatu   Zambia
Membership overlap with European Union, European Economic Area, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, African Union, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Union of South American Nations, Caribbean Community, CARIFORUM, NATO, and Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Small Island Developing States
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
2015
2,041,590,650 26%
  Australia   Brunei   Cambodia   China   Indonesia   Japan   South Korea   Laos   Malaysia   Myanmar   New Zealand   Philippines   Singapore   Thailand   Vietnam }}
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) scheme of the 10 ASEAN Member States and its FTA Partners (Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand) to be concluded by the end of 2015
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
1985
1,713,870,000 22%
  Afghanistan   Bangladesh   Bhutan   India   Maldives   Nepal   Pakistan   Sri Lanka
Membership overlap with Economic Cooperation Organization, Commonwealth of Nations.
South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone
1986
1,552,860,934 20%
  Argentina   Angola   Benin   Brazil   Cape Verde   Cameroon   Congo   DR Congo   Equatorial Guinea   Gabon   Gambia   Ghana   Guinea   Guinea-Bissau   Ivory Coast   Liberia   Namibia   Nigeria   São Tomé and Príncipe   Senegal   Sierra Leone   South Africa   Togo   Uruguay
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
1975
1,276,751,497 16%
  Albania   Andorra   Armenia   Austria   Azerbaijan   Belarus   Belgium   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Bulgaria   Canada   Croatia   Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   Finland   France   Georgia   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Iceland   Ireland   Italy   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Latvia   Liechtenstein   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Malta   Moldova   Monaco   Mongolia   Montenegro   Netherlands   North Macedonia   Norway   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Russia   San Marino   Serbia   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland   Tajikistan   Turkey   Turkmenistan   Ukraine   United Kingdom   United States   Uzbekistan   Vatican City
Membership overlap with EU, NATO
African Union
2002
1,275,920,972 16%
  Algeria   Angola   Benin   Botswana   Burkina Faso   Burundi   Cape Verde   Cameroon   Central African Republic   Chad   Comoros   DR Congo   Djibouti   Egypt   Equatorial Guinea   Eritrea   Eswatini   Ethiopia   Gabon   Gambia   Ghana   Guinea   Guinea-Bissau   Ivory Coast   Kenya   Lesotho   Liberia   Libya   Madagascar   Malawi   Mali   Mauritania   Mauritius   Morocco   Mozambique   Namibia   Niger   Nigeria   Congo   Rwanda   Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic   São Tomé and Príncipe   Senegal   Seychelles   Sierra Leone   Somalia   South Africa   South Sudan   Sudan   Tanzania   Togo   Tunisia   Uganda   Zambia   Zimbabwe
  Organization of American States
1948
980,457,921 12%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Argentina   Bahamas   Barbados   Belize   Bolivia   Brazil   Canada   Chile   Colombia   Costa Rica   Cuba   Dominica   Dominican Republic   Ecuador   El Salvador   Grenada   Guatemala   Guyana   Haiti   Honduras   Jamaica   Mexico   Nicaragua   Panama   Paraguay   Peru   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Suriname   Trinidad and Tobago   United States   Uruguay   Venezuela
Membership overlap with NATO, North American Free Trade Agreement, Mercosur/Mercosul, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Union of South American States, CAFTA-DR, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, RIO Group, Caribbean Community, Association of Caribbean States
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
1949
880,978,798 11%
  Albania   Belgium   Bulgaria   Canada   Croatia   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   France   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Iceland   Italy   Latvia   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Montenegro   Netherlands   North Macedonia   Norway   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Turkey   United Kingdom   United States
Membership overlap with Commonwealth of Nations, European Union, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, North American Free Trade Agreement, Organization of American States)
  Council of Europe
1949
820,000,000 10%
  Albania   Andorra   Armenia   Austria   Azerbaijan   Belgium   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Bulgaria   Croatia   Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   Finland   France   Georgia   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Iceland   Ireland   Italy   Latvia   Liechtenstein   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Malta   Moldova   Monaco   Montenegro   Netherlands   North Macedonia   Norway   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Russia   San Marino   Serbia   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland   Turkey   Ukraine   United Kingdom
Membership overlap with
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
1948
754,901,942 9.5%
  Argentina   Bahamas   Brazil   Chile   Colombia   Costa Rica   Dominican Republic   El Salvador   Guatemala   Haiti   Honduras   Panama   Paraguay   Peru   Trinidad and Tobago   United States   Venezuela
Membership overlap with Organization of American States
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
2010
652,012,001 8.2%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Argentina   Bahamas   Barbados   Belize   Bolivia   Chile   Colombia   Costa Rica   Cuba   Dominica   Dominican Republic   Ecuador   El Salvador   Grenada   Guatemala   Guyana   Haiti   Honduras   Jamaica   Mexico   Nicaragua   Panama   Paraguay   Peru   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Suriname   Trinidad and Tobago   Uruguay   Venezuela
Membership overlap with Organization of American States
  Association of Southeast Asian Nations
1967
647,016,000 8.1%
  Brunei   Cambodia   Indonesia   Laos   Malaysia   Myanmar   Philippines   Singapore   Thailand   Vietnam
Membership overlap with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Small Islands Developing States
Latin American Integration Association
1980
515,722,726 6.5%
  Argentina   Bolivia   Brazil   Chile   Colombia   Cuba   Ecuador   Mexico   Paraguay   Panama   Peru   Uruguay   Venezuela
Membership overlap with Organization of American States
European Economic Area
1994
515,000,000 6.5%
  Austria   Belgium   Bulgaria   Croatia   Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   European Union   Estonia   Finland   France   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Iceland   Ireland   Italy   Latvia   Liechtenstein   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Malta   Netherlands   Norway   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland
Membership overlap with European Union, European Free Trade Association, Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie
North American Free Trade Agreement
1994
490,000,000 6.2%
  Canada   Mexico   United States
Membership overlap with Commonwealth of Nations, NATO, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, CAFTA-DR, Organization of American States
Economic Cooperation Organization
1985
488,405,949 6.1%
  Afghanistan   Azerbaijan   Iran   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Pakistan   Tajikistan   Turkey   Turkmenistan   Uzbekistan
Membership overlap with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
European Union
1957
447,700,000 5.6%
  Austria   Belgium   Bulgaria   Croatia   Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   Finland   France   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Ireland   Italy   Latvia   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Malta   Netherlands   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden
Membership overlap with NATO, Commonwealth of Nations, European Economic Area[1] [2]
Arab League
1945
423,000,000 5.3%
  Algeria   Bahrain   Comoros   Djibouti   Egypt   Iraq   Jordan   Kuwait   Lebanon   Libya   Mauritania   Morocco   Oman   Palestine   Qatar   Saudi Arabia   Somalia   Sudan   Syria   Tunisia   United Arab Emirates   Yemen
Membership overlap with African Union, La Francophonie
Forum for the Progress and Development of South America
2019
379,029,371 4.8%
  Argentina   Brazil   Chile   Colombia   Ecuador   Guyana   Paraguay   Peru
OPEC
1960
369,814,472 4.7%
  Algeria   Angola   Congo   Equatorial Guinea   Gabon   Iran   Iraq   Kuwait   Libya   Nigeria   Saudi Arabia   United Arab Emirates   Venezuela
Membership overlap with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Organization of American States, African Union, Economic Cooperation Organization, Union of South American Nations, Arab League, Mercosur or Mercosul
Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
1992
330,000,000 4.2%
  Albania   Armenia   Azerbaijan   Bulgaria   Georgia   Greece   Moldova   Romania   Russia   Serbia   Turkey   Ukraine
Membership overlap with
Council of the Baltic Sea States
1992
300,744,708 3.8%
  Denmark   Estonia   Finland   Germany   Iceland   Latvia   Lithuania   Norway   Poland   Russia   Sweden
Membership overlap with EU, CIS, Nordic Council, OBSEC.
Commonwealth of Independent States
1991
277,983,490 3.5%
  Azerbaijan   Belarus   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Armenia   Moldova   Russia   Tajikistan   Uzbekistan
Membership overlap with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Mercosur/Mercosul
1991
265,212,435 3.3%
  Argentina   Brazil   Paraguay   Uruguay
Membership overlap with Union of South American Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Unions of South American Nations, Latin Union, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, RIO Group, Organization of American States
Association of Caribbean States
1994
237,000,000 3.0%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Bahamas   Barbados   Belize   Colombia   Costa Rica   Cuba   Dominica   Dominican Republic   El Salvador   Grenada   Guatemala   Guyana   Haiti   Honduras   Jamaica   Mexico   Nicaragua   Panama   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Suriname   Trinidad and Tobago   Venezuela
An economic zone of Central American plus Caribbean states along with northern South America. Membership overlap with Latin Union, La Francophonie, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Union of South American Nations, Caribbean Community, CARIFORUM, RIO Group, CAFTA-DR, Organization of American States
Pacific Alliance
2012
218,536,683 2.7%
  Chile   Colombia   Mexico   Peru
Membership overlap with Organization of American States
Collective Security Treaty Organisation
1994
210,000,000 2.6%
  Armenia   Belarus   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Russia   Tajikistan
Membership overlap with Commonwealth of Independent States, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Eurasian Economic Union
2001
205,693,649 2.6%
  Armenia   Belarus   Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan   Russia
Membership overlap with Commonwealth of Independent States and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
South-East European Cooperation Process
1996
150,492,458 1.9%
  Albania   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Bulgaria   Croatia   Greece   Kosovo   Moldova   Montenegro   North Macedonia   Romania   Serbia   Slovenia   Turkey
Membership overlap with EU and Council of Europe.
British-Irish Council
1999
73,072,783 0.92%
  Guernsey   Ireland   Isle of Man   Jersey   United Kingdom
Membership overlap with EU. The devolved institutions of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are represented separately.
Visegrád Group
1991
64,320,833 0.81%
  Czech Republic   Hungary   Poland   Slovakia
Membership overlap with EU
GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
1999
62,140,327 0.78%
  Azerbaijan   Georgia   Moldova   Ukraine
[4]
Membership overlap with EU
Central American Integration System
1993
51,152,936 0.64%
  Belize   Costa Rica   Dominican Republic   El Salvador   Guatemala   Honduras   Nicaragua   Panama
An economic and political organization of eight Central American states Membership overlap with Latin Union, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Union of South American Nations, Association of Caribbean States, RIO Group, CAFTA-DR, Organization of American States
Union of South American Nations
2005
49,002,000 0.62%
  Bolivia   Guyana   Suriname   Uruguay   Venezuela
Membership overlap with Mercosur/Mercosul, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Latin Union, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, RIO Group, Association of Caribbean States
Pacific Islands Forum
1971
40,054,000 0.50%
  Australia   Cook Islands   Fiji   French Polynesia   Kiribati   Marshall Islands   Micronesia   Nauru   New Caledonia   New Zealand   Niue   Palau   Papua New Guinea   Samoa   Solomon Islands   Tonga   Tuvalu   Vanuatu
Membership overlaps with APEC
Benelux
1948
29,300,000 0.37%
  Belgium   Luxembourg   Netherlands
Membership overlap with EU
Nordic Council
1953
25,880,000 0.33%
  Denmark   Finland   Iceland   Norway   Sweden
Membership overlap with EU
Central European Free Trade Agreement
1992
21,907,354 0.28%
  Albania   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Kosovo (through UNMIK)   Moldova   Montenegro   North Macedonia   Serbia
Membership overlap with
Caribbean Community
1973
18,095,201 0.23%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Bahamas   Barbados   Belize   Dominica   Grenada   Guyana   Haiti   Jamaica   Montserrat   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Suriname   Trinidad and Tobago
An economic organization made up of fifteen full members, (fourteen independent countries + one British overseas territory.) Membership overlap with Commonwealth of Nations, La Francophonie, Small Islands Developing States, CARIFORUM, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Union of South American Nations, Association of Caribbean States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, RIO Group, Central American Integration System, Organization of American States
European Free Trade Association
1960
14,050,000 0.18%
  Iceland   Liechtenstein   Norway   Switzerland
Membership overlap with EEA.
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
1981
615,724 0.0077%
  Antigua and Barbuda   Dominica   Grenada   Montserrat   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Lucia   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Membership overlap with CARICOM.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eurostat data Archived 6 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine Eurostat population demography data as of 1 January 2006, extrapolated to 1 January 2007
  2. ^ "Life in the EU". european-union.europa.eu. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  3. ^ Agency, Anadolu (15 December 2016). "Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization: Turkey's third option". Daily Sabah.
  4. ^ "Brochure". guam-organization.org. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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