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Government Information & Statistics: International Organizations

Government Information & Statistics -- INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Major & Gateway Sites

  • International Organizations and Related Information, by Library & Archives Canada.
    Lists organizations alphabetically.

  • List of IGOs, by Northwestern U. Library.
    An excellent list of links to IGOs.

  • Europa: Gateway to the European Union.
    The European Union's official web site includes links to all bodies of the EU, publications, etc.

  • United Nations.
    The official UN web site. Key sections for researchers, under "Resources and Services": Select: "Documents", "Databases", "Library", or "Maps".

  • World Bank.
    The official site of this organization focussing on development and poverty reduction. Select "Research" to find documents by date, topic, region or country, type or series. Select "Data" for access to the World Bank Data Catalog.

  • World Health Organization.
    The UN specialized agency for health. Select "Publications" for access to reports and other documents. Select "Data and Statistics" for access to the Global Health Observatory, a data repository, country statistics and other statistical reports.

  • World Trade Organization.
    The official site of this global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

Law & Legislation

  • Council of Europe Treaties. Has the full text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, declarations and reservations by member states, Treaty Office notifications. Coverage includes ETS (European Treaty Series) from 1949 to 2003, CETS from 2004 to present.
     
  • EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law, by ASIL (American Society of International Law).
    A large collection of international law searchable by keyword and organized by broad subject areas.
     
  • EUR-Lex: The Portal to European Union Law.
    Includes current issues of the Official Journal of the European Communities, as well as EU treaties, and international agreements, legislation in force and in preparation, competition law, case law, and recent judgments by the Court of Justice, Court of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and the European Court of Human Rights.

  • European Parliament Register of Documents.
    From this search screen you can find links to parliamentary debates, committee reports, minutes of proceedings, resolutions, declarations, etc. Search by document type, author, dates or keywords.

  • GLIN (Global Legal Information Network).
    By the Law Library of Congress, this is a database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other legal sources in their original languages from government agencies and ILOs around the world. The texts and English summaries are searchable by keywords or using the Subject Term Index.

  • LII/Legal Information Institute: Law by Source: Global.
    A collection of international law.

  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    Select UNTS (UN Treaty Series) for access to treaties and international agreements filed with the UN Secretariat sinece 1946 and to see the status of treaties. The full text of the treaty collection can be searched by keyword, title, participant, date and action. This site also links to the UN Rule of Law web site and related databases and documents.

Statistics

  • Official Statistical Organizations. By UNECE.
    Links to official statistical organizations in the UNECE Region. Includes national, UN, UN Regional commissions, IOs and NGOs.

  • Eurostat.
    The official web site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities links to European economic, environmental, and many other statistics.

  • UNdata
    The United Nations compiles statistics from its member countries on social, economic, demographic, industry, government and environmental issues. This site provides access to UN statistical databases by topic and by country. Country Profiles include statistics on population, economic and social indicators, environment and trade.
     
  • World Bank Open Data
    The World Bank collects data from its member countries covering topics such as agriculture, aid, eduction, environment, energy and mining, health, economic policy, poverty, labour, science and technology, social and urban development. The Data Catalog provides access to thousands of indicators from World Bank data sets. Data on this web site are a subset of the Word Bank's Data Bank time series data.

See also Other Countries -- Statistics.

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