Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Communauté des Etats indépendants (CEI)
Comunidad de Estados Independientes (CEI)
Gemeinschaft der Unabhängigen Staaten (GUS)
Sodruzestvo Nezavissimyh Gosudarstv (SNG)

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History

8 Dec 1991, Visculi (Belarus), by Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The other countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) - except Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania - joined 21 Dec 1991, Almaty. Subsequently Georgia joined CIS.

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Activities

Commonwealth of Independent States' Collective Security Treaty (CST), signed May 1992, Tashkent, by 6 members, and subsequently by Belarus. In accordance with the treaty, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was set up 14 May 2002. Setting up a Customs Union agreed 28 Jan 1995, Moscow (Russia), on signature of a pact by leaders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine; first stages commenced in the first half of 1995; open to other CIS members, Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan joining later. Customs Union was transformed into Eurasian Economic Community (EurAseC) in Oct 2000, which was superseeded by Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), 1 Jan 2015. Treaty on Cooperation among States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Combating Terrorism signed 4 June 1999, Minsk (Belarus). CIS members have also set up:

 • Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center (CIS ATC);

 • Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ICH);

 • Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-Stat);

 • CIS Committee on Environment and Natural Resources;

 • Electric Power Council of the CIS;

 • Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions (COOMET);

 • Humanitarian Fund for the Development of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Moscow, including Information Fund of the Commonwealth of Independent States (based in Brussels);

 • Intergovernmental Council for Oil and Gas;

 • Interstate Bank;

 • Inter-State Council for Anti-Monopoly Policies of the Commonwealth of Independent States;

 • Interstate Council on the Protection of Industrial Property (ICPIP);

 • Inter-State Ecological Council (IEC);

 • Inter-State Rail Committee of the CIS;

 • Radionavigation Interstate Council of the CIS.

Structure

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 12 countries
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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

F2417

Last News Received

2010
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