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Largest/examples Q - Search Q - International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide services or other forms of support to increase mutual understanding across countries, encourage social, economic or political development outside of the U.S., and/or impact national, multilateral or international policies on international issues. (rev. 12/04)

Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that promote international understanding and friendly relations among nations; foster an exchange of ideas on international affairs and globalization; preserve world peace; protect national and cooperative security interests; foster international human rights; promote international economic, social and political development; foster exchanges of scholars scientists artists, journalists and other professionals; and raise and distribute funds for the benefit of overseas institutions (e.g., Friends of the American University in Rome).

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples Q01 - Search Q01 - Alliances & Advocacy

Organizations whose primary purpose is influencing public policy within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area. Includes groups employing a activities designed to influence government and international institutional policy, such as, public education and influencing public opinion, public mobilizations, and lobbying.

Key words: Lobbying; Mobilization; Public Awareness

NAICS: 541618   Largest/examples Q02 - Search Q02 - Management & Technical Assistance

Organizations whose primary purpose is consultation, training, and other forms of management and administrative support services to nonprofit groups within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area.

Key words: Technical assistance

NAICS: 813920   Largest/examples Q03 - Search Q03 - Professional Societies & Associations

Learned societies, professional councils, and other organizations that bring together individuals or organizations with a common professional or vocational interest within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area.

Scope notes: Includes: Accreditation Boards;

Excludes: Field-specific associations or societies that are international by membership rather than primary purpose. For example, the International Association of Medical Science Educators is classified within the Education major group, rather than international, because while it has international membership, that aspect of the organization is secondary to its state primary purpose which is advancing the field of medical science education.

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q05 - Search Q05 - Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis

Organizations whose primary purpose is to conduct research and/or public policy analysis within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area.

Key words: Foreign Policy Research and Analysis; International Economic Policy Research and Analysis; International Trade Policy Research and Analysis

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples Q11 - Search Q11 - Single Organization Support

Organizations existing as a fund-raising entity for a single institution within the International, Foreign Affairs & National Security major group area.

Key words: Friends of; Fund for;

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples Q12 - Search Q12 - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

Organizations that raise and distribute funds for multiple organizations within the International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security major group area.

Key words: Friends of; Fund for;

NAICS: 813219   Largest/examples Q19 - Search Q19 - Support N.E.C.

Organizations that provide all forms of support except for financial assistance or fund raising for other organizations within the International, Foreign Affairs and National Security major group area.

NAICS: 611710   Largest/examples: Q20 - Q2 - Search Q20 - Promotion of International Understanding

Organizations whose primary purpose is to promote international understanding through activities, such as events, forums, trainings, and exchanges, which enable people to develop an appreciation for other societies, their traditions and culture. Use this code for organizations that provide a wide variety of organizations relating to the promotion of international understanding or which offer specific programs not specified below.

Key words: Democratic Values Promotion; Democratization; Foreign Affairs; Foreign Election Monitoring; Foreign Policy; Fulbright Scholarships; Government Exchange; International Affairs; International Education; International Law; International Relations; Junior Year Abroad; Sister Cities; Sister City; Study Abroad; World Affairs

NAICS: 611710   Largest/examples Q21 - Search Q21 - International Cultural Exchange

Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide international cultural educational experiences abroad and/or sponsor international cultural events (e.g., touring performing arts troupes) that are designed to increase understanding of other societies through the arts and humanities." Also use this code for financial support for museums and other cultural institutions outside of the United States.

Key words: Cultural Exchange; International Cultural Events; Japan-America Societies; Japan-America Society

Scope notes: USE this category for international exchange abroad, not for cultural awareness societies in the USA for US citizens to enjoy events here.

NAICS: 611710   Largest/examples Q22 - Search Q22 - International Academic Exchange

Organizations that provide opportunities for high school students from foreign countries to live with an approved family in the United States and attend an American high school for one semester or one year in exchange for American students living and attending school in their country during the same period of time.

Key words: Exchange Students; International Education Exchanges; International Student Exchanges

Scope notes: Includes: All kind of student educational exchanges regardless of reciprocity; and Faculty and other academic exchanges.

NAICS: 611710   Largest/examples Q23 - Search Q23 - International Exchange N.E.C.

Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide international living experiences for individuals and families by arranging job exchanges, residence exchanges and other similar opportunities.

Key words: Business Exchange; Exchange of Persons; Job Exchanges; Residence Exchanges; Teacher Exchanges

Scope notes: Includes: International sports exchanges.

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples: Q30 - Q3 - Search Q30 - International Development

Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide technical assistance training and material resources to support the capacity-building efforts of nations outside the U. S. with a focus on agricultural and rural development, health, education, social welfare, small business development and industrial growth. Use this code for organizations that provide a wide range of international development and/or relief services or those not specified below.

Key words: Aid to Developing Countries; International Aid; International Assistance

Scope notes: Includes: Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide health assistance and training, loans and loan guarantees, financial and other material support for hospitals, medical services for countries outside the United States; Organizations whose primary purpose is to educate individuals, provide financial support for educational institutions and other forms of material support for students and institutions in countries outside the United States; and Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide technical assistance, training, and other forms of support to encourage the development of appropriate technologies, science and technology transfer, and technological capability building of countries outside the United States.

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples Q31 - Search Q31 - International Agricultural Development

Organizations that provide information, technical assistance and support to developing countries regarding the planting, nurturing, protection and utilization of agricultural products with the objective of increasing the productivity of their cultivated land and improving their food supply.

Key words: International Agricultural Assistance

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples Q32 - Search Q32 - International Economic Development

Organizations that provide technical assistance and training, loans and loan guarantees and other forms of support to stimulate the economy, expand employment opportunities, encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry and otherwise enhance the economic development of countries outside the United States.

Key words: International Economic Assistance

Scope notes: International economic development organizations encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry in countries outside of the U.S., and offer support for stimulating foreign economies. This support can be in the form of technical assistance and training for expanding employment opportunities, loans and loan guarantees, or other measures. The focus of these organizations is on strengthening domestic economic systems, rather than international trade prospects. Many of these organizations, like Christian Technical Support, focus on micro-enterprise development, while others like Goodwill Industries International work to reduce barriers to employment and educate the workforce.

Also included are those organizations that support disadvantaged artisans in foreign countries, often selling their wares in the U.S. to provide them with fair income.

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples Q33 - Search Q33 - International Relief

Organizations that work to relieve poverty in developing countries by providing funds, technical assistance and supplies which improve the health, education, welfare, social well-being and self-reliance of individuals and families. Also included are organizations that provide relief services in response to a major disaster or large-scale emergency that occurs abroad.

Key words: Foreign Child Sponsorship; Foreign Orphanages; Humanitarian Aid; International Childrens Aid ; International Childrens Relief; International Disaster Assistance; International Disaster Relief; International Earthquake Relief; International Flood Relief; International Relief Agencies; Overseas Child Sponsorship; UNICEF

Scope notes: Includes: Faith-based organizations only if they provide some type of physical, non-religious aid to a foreign population in need, regardless of other spiritual activities.

Excludes: Organizations that simply send and support religious missionaries, distribute religious materials, or proselytize.

See also: International Migration & Refugee Issues

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q34 - Search Q34 - International Educational Development (Draft Code - not for internal IRS use)

Organizations whose primary purpose is to educate individuals, provide financial support for educational institutions and other forms of material support for students and institutions in countries outside the United States.

Scope notes: Includes financial support to schools and educational institutions in developing countries to further international development efforts. Generally does not include organizations that financially support well-established schools and universities in developed countries, such as the American Friends of the London Business School (use B11).

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q35 - Search Q35 - International Democracy & Civil Society Development

Organizations whose primary purpose is to carry out programs that support the development of democracy and civil society in countries outside of the United States. Includes organizations that provide assistance in election planning and administration, election law development, political party development, constitutional development, and voter and civic education, which may include training of government and civic leaders. Also includes organizations that promote a supportive legal and regulatory environment for civil society and otherwise strengthen civil society actors and organizations as a group.

Scope notes: For users whose NTEE-CC system has not enabled this code, USE Q30.

Code added 5/2005

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q36 - Search Q36 - International Science & Technology Development (Draft Code - not for internal IRS use)

Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide technical assistance, training, and other forms of support to encourage the development of appropriate technologies, science and technology transfer, and technological capability building of countries outside the United States.

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q38 - Search Q38 - International Environment, Population & Sustainability (Draft Code - not for internal IRS use)

Organizations whose primary purpose is to protect the environment and create a sustainable world by addressing issues such as cross national concerns and advocacy and research on environmental and population policy.

Key words: Environmental and Population Policy; International Environmental Resource Management; International Family Planning; International Sustainable Development; Population Control; Global Warming

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q39 - Search Q39 - International Health Development (Draft Code - not for internal IRS use)

Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide health assistance and training, loans and loan guarantees, financial and other material support for hospitals, medical services for countries outside the United States.

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples: Q40 - Q4 - Search Q40 - International Peace & Security

Organizations that promote harmony and understanding among nations either globally or in a particular region of the world and/or engage in activities that promote peaceful ways of managing and settling international conflicts. Use this code for organizations that promote international peace in a general way or which have specific programs devoted to international peace and security other than those specified below.

Key words: Antiwar Movements; Diplomacy; International Conflict Mediation; International Conflict Resolution; International Peace; International Security; Peace Movements; Peace Studies

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples Q41 - Search Q41 - Arms Control & Peace

Organizations that promote control of nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional weapons development and proliferation.

Key words: Arms Control; Biological Weapons Control; Chemical Weapons Control; Disarmament Issues; Nuclear Arms; Nuclear Freeze; Nuclear War; Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation; Nuclear Weapons Reduction; Strategic Arms Reduction; Weapons Control; Weapons Reduction; Weapons Testing

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples Q42 - Search Q42 - United Nations Associations

Organizations whose activities relate specifically to the United Nations.

Key words: United Nations

NAICS: 813319   Largest/examples Q43 - Search Q43 - National Security

Organizations that conduct studies on major national security topics including the U.S. armed forces, weapons decisions, deployment policies and the security aspects of U.S. foreign relations; monitor legislation on national security issues; advocate for specific defense policies and expenditures; and engage in other activities related to the security of the United States.

Key words: National Security

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples: Q50 - Q5 - Search Q50 - International Affairs, Foreign Policy, & Globalization

Organizations that conduct studies on foreign policy, national security, regional affairs and international energy, economic, and trade policies; monitor foreign policy legislation; hold conferences seminars and debates to expand interest in international issues and promote understanding of US foreign policy and international affairs; address problems of globalization; publish journals, newsletters, and other materials addressing foreign policy issues; and engage in other activities relating to foreign policy.

Key words: Foreign Affairs; Foreign Relations; Globalization; International Law; International Relations

Scope notes: For users whose NTEE-CC system has not enabled this code, USE Q05.

Code reinstated 5/2005

NAICS: 541720   Largest/examples Q51 - Search Q51 - International Economic & Trade Policy

Organizations whose primary purpose is promote world trade and strengthen international trade and investment position of the US, states and localities. Services may include analyses of the competitiveness of specific industries, development of trade policies, negotiating market access for US companies and promoting exports through trade missions, shows, and fairs in major overseas markets.

Key words: International Investment; International Markets; Common Market; Emerging Markets; European Market; Exports; Foreign Trade; GATT; Global Markets; Imports; International Business Development; International Development; International Economic Relations; International Trade Programs; International Trade; Microenterprise; NAFTA; Overseas Trade; Trade Agreements; Trade Protection

Scope notes: For users whose NTEE-CC system has not enabled this code, USE Q05.

Code reinstated 5/2005

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples: Q70 - Q7 - Search Q70 - International Human Rights

Organizations that work to protect individuals around the world from denial of civil rights and liberties or other arbitrary governmental interference, harassment, or abuse due to their political or religious beliefs.

Key words: International Childrens Rights; International Human Rights Violations; International Prisoners Rights, International Reproductive Rights; International Womens Rights; Legal Rights; Political Prisoners; Political Repression; War Crimes

See also: Civil Liberties Advocacy

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples Q71 - Search Q71 - International Migration & Refugee Issues

Organizations that monitor and inform the public about the world refugee situation; review refugee-related legislation; and advocate for specific policies relating to the plight of refugees in other countries. Also included are organizations that raise money to enable refugees to leave their own countries and migrate to foreign countries of their choice; or provide aid to refugees who have left their country of origin and are residing in another country outside the United States.

Key words: Asylum Seekers; Displaced Persons; International Migration; International Refugees; Political Asylum; War Victims

See also: Civil Rights; Ethnic & Immigrant Centers

NAICS: 813311   Largest/examples Q99 - Search Q99 - International, Foreign Affairs & National Security N.E.C.

Use this code for organizations that clearly provide services related to international affairs where the major purpose is unclear enough that a more specific code cannot be accurately assigned.