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Information on Countries, Regions and International Agencies


Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Book-length studies of individual countries

Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Almanac-type information about each foreign country

World Factbook (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
All foreign countries described, includes maps and copious data

National Parliaments (Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Links to the websites of the world's parliaments and national assemblies

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
Directory of the members of foreign governments, updated weekly

Global Legal Information Network (U.S. Library of Congress)
Laws and regulations listed by country, with summaries and abstracts in English


Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (University of Texas Library)
Maps of countries and regions

United Nations Cartographic Section
Maps for selected regions and countries of the world

A to Z Maps Online (SLU Community ONLY)
145,000+ maps; political, physical, thematic.  View or download 


International Organizations and NGOs

United Nations
Main bodies, offices & agencies, publications

Recognized International Organizations (University of Maryland)
A-Z listing

European Union
Countries, institutions, documents and legislation

International Labour Organization
Departments, publications, statistics, databases

International Monetary Fund
Research, news, publications, data

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Countries, statistics, news

WANGO (World Assoc. of Non-Governmental Organizations)
Worldwide NGO directory, publications etc.

Treaties & Conventions 

Multilaterals Project (Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy)
Texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments

United Nations Treaty Collection
International Treaties deposited with the UN


International Agencies (UN Statistics Division)
Statistical programs of the UN and other international organizations

International Statistical Agencies (US Census Bureau)
A-Z list of foreign governments' statistics offices
Data comparison for all countries

UNData (UN Statistics Division)
Search engine for UN data series

Penn World Table (University of Pennsylvania)
Purchasing power and national income accounts for 189 countries, 1950-2009

Human Rights

World Report 2011 (Human Rights Watch)
Human rights report on each country, as well as regional and special reports

Amnesty International Library
Annual reports and special reports on human rights issues

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