International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Established- 22 July 1944; effective - 27 December 1945
Aim- to promote world monetary stability and economic development; a UN specialized agency
Members- (188) includes all UN member countries except Andorra, Cuba, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Nauru; plus Kosovo; note - includes the following dependencies or areas of special interest: China (Hong Kong and Macau), Netherlands (Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten)