Indian-Ocean Rim Association

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Subject (Course): The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Africa-Asia. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
    - Formerly known as the Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)
  2. The structure of IORA
  3. Business Forum
  4. Action Plan of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Scope of work and priority areas
    - Trade and investment facilitation.
    - Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)
    - Maritime safety and security
    - Fisheries management
    - Disaster risk management
    - Academic, Science, and Technology Cooperation
    - Tourism and cultural exchanges
    - Gender empowerment
  6. Projects of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Special Fund
  7. Charter of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

The objectives of the subject “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the goals, structure, and institutions of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. To know the role of the work group on trade and investment
  3. To assess the benefits for IORA member countries and the areas of cooperation (technical, economic…)
Subject “The Indian-Ocean Rim Association” is studied…
  1. Professional Doctorates (Distance learning): Islamic Countries, Asia, and Africa
  2. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, Pacific, Africa, Asia, BRICS Countries, Frontier Markets, and Economic Relations
  3. Courses: East Africa, International Relations of Africa, the Middle East

Languages of study: En or Es IORA Fr IORA Pt IORA

Credits of the subject “The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)”: 0.5 ECTS

Sample of the subject - Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
Indian-Ocean Rim

Subject Description: The Indian-Ocean Rim Association:

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international organisation comprising countries of:

  1. Africa (8): Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania
  2. Asia (9): Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand
  3. Middle East (3): Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

The Dialogue partners of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are the People's Republic of China, the Arab Republic of Egypt, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Turkey has applied for partner dialogue status.

The focus of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is on economic cooperation and particularly on international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).

  1. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a lifeline of international trade and economy.
  2. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is firmly based on the principle of open regionalism, as promoted by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  3. One of the objectives of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is to create a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in the region.
  4. Economies of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are home to 2 billion people and represents 40% of the population of the World.
  5. The Indian Ocean is the third biggest Ocean and carries 50% of the container ships in the World, 33% of the bulk cargo traffic and 66% of the petroleum shipments in the World.

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is an international institution formed by:

  1. Christian countries: Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania
  2. Muslim countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  3. Hindu countries: India and Mauritius.
  4. Buddhist countries: Sri Lanka and Thailand
  5. Multi-religious countries: Singapore and Madagascar

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an inter-civilisation agreement between the Western Civilisation, the Sinic-Buddhist, the Hindu Civilisation, and the Islamic Civilisation.

Related regional institutions:

  1. ASEAN
  2. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  4. Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)


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