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The International Organization for Educational Development - IOED is a Development International Institution (DII) connected with the Sovereign States by the Headquarter Agreements which sought to establish a permanent organization in various countries to continue work on a joint skill development programme and in particular to supervise the distribution of aid for social development. The IOED is a worldwide body and fully accredited permanent organization established under a charter and constitutional protocol for education and economic co-operation, functioning in accordance with the United Nations through the United Nations Convention signed in Vienna between the States on April 18, 1961 on Diplomatic and Consular Relations.

International Organization (IO) Status was approved by the Cabinet Secretariat, President House of the India on 5th February, 2015.

Our Mission “Educational Development and Economic Cooperation in all the sectors on the International level as Diplomatic Mission as per International Convention of Vienna on 18th April 1961 & 1963 concerning Diplomatic and Consular Relations and HQ Agreements with the Nations” registered/ approved on 1st February, 2016.

The IOED have already signed Treaty/ Agreement with so many International Organizations and the Sovereign Nations like Indigenous Peoples of Germanitien, Germany, Republic of Philippines, Republic of Zambia and Republic of Moldova, etc. In many UN Nations the agreements are in active process to sign the IOED HQ Agreement.

It is an organization with global mandates, generally funded by the contributions from the national governments and also an organization with an international membership, scope, or presence. It is a Group having members from more than one country, government or non-governmental, profit or non-profit.

Considering the above noted facts, the International Organization for Educational Development - IOED is an International Autonomous Sovereign Body duly accepted by the UN Nations by signing the Headquarter Agreements and MoUs. It is an International Socio-economic Development Organization aimed at the development through education.

The IOED has envisaged a master plan paradigm based on the meetings held in March and June 2014 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Arvind Kumar Sharma, the Executive President and Chairman of Board of Governors.

Phase 1:

In its early days of operation, IOED gained authoritative standing:

As an intergovernmental forum for North-South dialogue and negotiations on issues of interest to developing and under privileged countries, including debates on the "Skill development and human resources capital" for its analytical research and policy advice on development issues.

The conclusion of the Headquarter agreement with the Republic of Germany in the establishment of the IOED in the Republic of Germany, which led to a strengthening of the legal framework governing international organization status.

In the light of these developments, IOED multiplied efforts aimed at:

Strengthening the analytical content of its intergovernmental debate, particularly regarding skill development and education management and international financial and monetary issues

Broadening the scope of its activities to assist developing countries in their efforts to integrate into the world trading system

Phase 2:

Key developments in the international context:

IOED highlighted the need for a differentiated approach to the problems of developing countries. It has adopted a political declaration – "The Spirit of Internalization" – as a strategy to address the development agenda in a globalizing world.

In recent years, IOED has:

Further focused its analytical research on the linkages between trade, investment, and technology and enterprise development.

Put forward a "positive agenda" for developing countries in international trade negotiations, designed to assist developing countries in better understanding the complexity of the multilateral trade negotiations and in formulating their positions.

Expanded work on international issues, Skill development, and education in innovative and emerging areas following the partnership with international universities and organizations including UN Specialized Institutions.

Expanded and diversified its technical assistance, which today covers a wide range of areas, including training trade negotiators and addressing trade-related issues; debt management, investment policy reviews and the promotion of entrepreneurship; commodities; competition law and policy; and trade and environment.

IOED, which is governed by its member States by signing head quarter agreements with country’s Head, is responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly educational development and economic cooperation – the main driver of development.

Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver.


The IOED acts under the aegis and mandate of the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolution No. 179 (II) of November 21, 1947 and Vienna’s Convention of April 18, 1961 on diplomatic and consular relations and her international competent courts, especially the International Justice Court of Hague which provides the international institutions connected with United Nations, with the instruments of their functioning.


The IOED exercises direct authority and institutional competence pursuant to International Treaties and Conventions which are above national laws of the states and does not receive any instruction from outside.


IOED freely recruits (hires) her staff, collaborators and agents based on the competencies, integrity and the national origin of the applicant, the percentage of the natives of a country is not governed by a special rule in the framework of the IOED. The status of the Official can be either statutory or contractual, the Official is to exclusively devote to the duties of his responsibility and abide by diverse principles, viz., integrity, loyalty, respect, interestedness, independence of action towards the members, obedience to the hierarchical authority and professional confidentiality. In addition, he should be endowed with an international spirit and bound by tact, reserve and a strict political neutrality duty during his/her service.


IOED has her own Civil Services Matters Internal Court (CSMIC) (Cf. the IOED’s Department of the Civil Services Matters In-House Court) which covers all her international officials and agents, the exercise of the basic civil liberties (opinions, speeches, freedom of association, scientific liberties etc.), as well as administrative and jurisdictional guarantees which protect their status and jobs, the principle of allegiance would not hinder their right covered by the CSMIC.


The IOED’s Budget derives from the contribution of her members and her financial partners (government, state government, municipalities, private donors, co-operation funds, investments banks etc.) IOED has a full and distinct financial personality and does not receive any subsidy or capital grants from the States.


The IOED’s Effective International Utility comes under signing of Headquarter Agreements to be executed with several countries, which opens a direct interest to all the countries in order for them to access the possibility to enjoy her investment for the development of their countries.


The IOED’s International Rights: “Any Treaty in force between parties must be executed in good faith by them”.

The object of these Agreements being concise and the ones concerning the entire International Community, they therefore, constitute a commitment with legal impacts which produce their universally recognized full appropriate powers. Of the foregoing, the IOED enjoys a dominating position internationally, the signing of a Headquarter Agreement with a State, creating therefore some rights internationally, the IOED acquires some Diplomatic and Consular Relations rights which are recognized to her by several countries, and from that point on, she has a full right to exercise the United Nations Charter and all their related International Treaties and Conventions and additional Memorandums of Understandings signed in 1977 in Geneva, Switzerland to which all the United Nations Member States are Parties. Her rights are essential and cannot be cut down, “Any Signed Pact is Sovereign”. The Heads of States, Heads of Government and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Countries having signed Headquarters Agreements in which IOED is a full Party, are reputed to represent the State solely due to the exercise of their functions, including the accomplishment on behalf of the said State, of unilateral actions having an International Commitment Value, which constitutes a Well-Established International Law Regulation. This capacitation is recognized to every Head of State, Head of Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs. No phase of uncertainty can be presented as an excuse to cut the IOED’s rights down.

IOED is not an NGO (Non-governmental Organization):

You can recognize the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) by their objects, they do not carry out a lucrative goal and are entrusted to denounce the swerving (shortcomings) the United Nations and political leaders, the most known examples are as follows: Amnesty International, Transparency International, Greenpeace, The Red Cross Organizations providing medical aid to victims of war and disasters etc.

The IOED carries out data exchange with all the other Institutions, namely the States, Police and Justice, etc. Her Connection Links with the States and the relations of the IOED with the Sovereign States are governed by a Headquarter Agreement.


The IOED is part of the United Nations charter, the inception of the International Organizations (IO) assumes the procedure provided by the Vienna Convention of 1969 or the one of April 24th, 1986 précising that “The International Treaties can be executed during the inception of the International Organizations (Agencies) by the States, or adopted within an Already-Existing Organization”. The IOED was an Already-Existing Entity which concluded the International Treaties (Headquarter Agreements) with some Sovereign States, Member States of the United Nations. This formal condition having been met by the IOED to be part of the United Nations, there is no choice but to accept that there are formal links between the IOED and the United Nations and its agencies.

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