European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

note- acronym retained from the predecessor organization Conseil Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire
Established- 1 July 1953; effective - 29 September 1954
Aim- to foster nuclear research for peaceful purposes only
Members- (20) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
Observers- (7) EC, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), US