Inter-governmental Organizations (IGOs)

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Northwestern University International Documents Collection
Also contains a links page to country governments and to international governmental organizations

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African Development Bank Group

A multilateral development bank whose members include 53 African countries and 24 non-African countries

Documents and Publications
Searchable database includes Economomic, Social, and Environmental research, Financial and Legal information, Operations, Projects, and more


African Union

Formerly known as the Organization of African Unity - OAU (1963-1999). Founded in 1999 as the primary regional representative entity whose goal is to unify the 53 African states

Member County Profiles

AU Organs
Links to the Assembly, the Executive Council, the Pan-African Parliament, the African Court of Justice, and other bodies

Decisions and Declarations
The Assembly of the Heads of States and Governments and of the Executive Council from 1963 to present

Treaties, Conventions, Protocols, and Charters
A compendium of documents since 1965

Official Documents (speeches, treaties and more)

Links to other African Development and Economic Organizations

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The primary mission of the ADB is to reduce poverty in Asian and Pacific countries. It's membership is comprised of 48 Asian countries and 19 non-Asian countries

Regions and Countries
Includes profiles of member countries, the Country Partnership Survey, Country Economic Reviews, Poverty reviews, and more

Economics and Statistics
Includes Macro- and Micro- economic studies, the Asian Development Outlook, ADB Economics Working Papers, and more

Statistical Database System
A searchable database of social, economic, and financial indicators


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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat

Established in 1972 from the Caribbean Free Trade Association and incorporates the Common Market. It is comprised of 15 full member states and 5 associate members.

Profiles of Member States

Caricom Treaties

Community Organs
Descriptions and links to the Principle Organs and Agencies

Publications, press releases, speeches and more

Statistics on the member countries
Contains a wide range of economic, social, financial, and trade statistics by topic and by country

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Council of Europe

Founded in 1949 and comprised of 47 member states and 5 observing countries, the Council seeks to uphold common democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other principle documents that protect the rights of individuals

European Court of Human Rights
Information about the structure of the court, the basic texts, case law, judgements, current cases

Facts and Figures
Structure of the Council and its aims. Links are provided to member states, maps, key dates, and more




European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Established in 1991 to assist Eastern European and previously Soviet states to create an operating private sector. It uses investment to assist with economic development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Countries and Topics
Links to country-specific information, Business Sector topics, and focued topic areas including anti-corruption, capital markets, legal reform, and more


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European Union (EUROPA)

Gateway to the European Union: Activities, Institutions, Documents, and Services

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)
European developments in Science and Technology

EU Bookshop and Publications

EUR-Lex Portal to European Union Law

In-depth studies on current affairs

European Central Bank
Banking laws in the EU

European Commission
The "College" of commissioners participates in the EU decision-making process by presenting proposals for European law, overseeing the implementation of treaties, by carrying out common policies, and overseeing the spending of funds

European Investment Bank
EU’s financing institution

European Union Center of California
The EU Center is based at Scripps College and is part of the Claremont University Consortium

European Union in the United States

Statistical Office of the European Communities

EU Treaties and Law
A compendium and comprehensive guide to the European Union treaties

Print Resources in the Library

  • Eurostatistics: Data for Short Term Economic Analysis 1989-current. Hon HA 1107.5 E895x
  • Yearbook of the Institutions of the European Union 1996-current. Hon JN 15 A63x

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Economic and Social Development Department
Activities, Initiatives, Learning Resources, Publications, and more

FAO Country Profiles

FAOSTAT (statistics)
Time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries


FAO Virtual Library
Includes: * The FAO Corporate Document Repository, * The FAO library catalogue on-line, * The FAO Sales Catalogue, and * The David Lubin Memorial Library on-line

Statistical Databases
Includes databases on agriculture, fisheries, nutrition, forestry and much more

FAO Topics

Print resources in the library

  • FAO Trade Commerce Yearbook 1958-current. Hon HD 1421 Y44
  • FAO Yearbook of Food and Agricultural Statistics 1947-1975. Hon HD 1421 Y4

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G8 Information Center

Established in 1975 by the heads of state of the major industrialized countries. The group handles macro- and micro- economic issues, trade, employment, energy, terrorism, relations with developing countries, and many other issues. The G-8 Information Center resides at the University of Toronto, Canada

Analytical and Compliance Studies
A compendium of reports analyzing the outcomes of the annual summits, issue-specific compliance reports, and report methodology

Annual Reports for 2001-2002 and 2002-2003

The G7/G8 Research Collection In The John W. Graham Library

Statistics : data sets
Available data include: *G7/8 Summit Commitments, 1975-2006 (Complete Data Set,) *Political-Security Commitments, 1975-2006, *G8 Development Ministers Commitments, 2002-03, *G8 Finance Ministers Commitments, 2002-03, *G8 Foreign Ministers Commitments, 2001-02

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

GATT Digital Library 1947-1994
Full text access to over 30,000 GATT documents. Searchable. Was the immediate predecessor of the World Trade Organization.

GATT Documents Series

Resources: bibliographies, research guides and web sites

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The IDB provides development assistance to the 26 American states, working with both public and private sectors, providing grants and loans, research, advice,and technical assistance

Development data on each of the 26 Latin American countries

Statistics and Research
Over 1000 searchable statistics and indicators from: *Key Indicators, *Governance database, *Social Indicators, *Trade Statistics, and *Country Indicators. Research topics include: Finance, Government and Democracy, Economics, Poverty, the Private Sector, and more

Felipe Herrera Library


Covers education, urban development, labor, finance and much more.

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

Founded in 1919, and the UN's first specialized agency in 1946, the ILO is the only tripartite agency of the UN, bringing together representatives of governments, business, and workers

Departments and Offices
Compendium of standards and fundamental principles, employment and social protection, reports, regional programs and offices, and more

Bureau for Gender Equality
Supports and advises on promoting and advocating for gender equality in work. It also manages an extensive knowledge base on gender issues, which includes a wide variety of statistics and reports

ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Statistics and Databases
A compendium of statistics and databases covering labor statistics and labor markets, *Labour Force Surveys, child labor statistics, *Occupational Safety and Health, the *Database of International Labor Standards, and others

The ILO Library, with references to journals, documents, reports, and more

Labor laws for over 190 countries and 160 territories and subdivisions

Publications and Bookstore

Print Resources in the Library

  • World Labour Report 1984-current. Hon HD 4802 W65
  • Yearbook of Labour Statistics 1935-current. Hon HD 4826 I63

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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Comprised of 185 countries, it is focused on fostering global monetary cooperation, promoting and securing financial stability, international trade, high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reducing poverty. The homepage includes Statutes and Decisions

Publications and Country Reports arranged by country

Data and Statistics
A selection of manuals and descriptions of statistics and data published by the IMF. Available through the Honnold-Mudd Library's Databases are: The International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, and the Balance of Payments Statistics

IMF Data Mapper
Developed from the World Economic Outlook, the mapper displays data series of GDP, real GDP growth, per capita GDP, and GDP/PPP; inflation and current account balance from 1980 to the present. Other data will be added on an ongoing basis

Print Resources in the Library

  • Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 1950-current Hon HG3836 .In8
  • Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook 1981-current. Hon HF 1014 In8
  • Direction of Trade Statistics 1964-current. Hon HF 91 I65
  • Government Finance Statistics 1979-current. Hon HJ 101 G68
  • International Financial Statistics Yearbook 1980-81, 1983. 1985-current. Hon HG 61 I57
  • World Economic Outlook 1981-current. Hon HC 10 W799

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Inter-Parliamentary Union

Established in 1889, the IPU is an international organization of the Parliaments of sovereign states.

Structures, Functions, and Documents of the IPU
Includes the Governing Council and Executive Committee, other offices and agencies, Statutes and Resolutions, and more

Parliaments of the World
Alphabetical arrangement of links to country parliaments


Quarterly Review
Available from 1999 to current

Women in Parliaments
Current and comparative data including the percentage of women in each national parliament and the regional parliamentary bodies. Archived data is available from 1997

Parline Database on National Parliaments
Searchable database on 265 parliamentary chambers in 189 countries

Women in Politics Bibliographic Database
Searchable database of books and articles on women in politics

League of Nations

Covenant of the League of Nations
From the Avalon Project at Yale Law School

League of Nations Photo Archive
Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and the Archives of the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Statistical Yearbook of the League of Nations, 1926-1944
Northwestern University Library: League of Nations Statistical and Disarmament Documents

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Nordic Council

Comprised of 87 elected members representing 5 countries and 3 autonomous territories since 1952. Links are provided to the Council of Ministers and other agencies, and to specific policy areas both domestic and international

A limited selection of statistics, primarily links to the statistics pages of the individual member countries

Treaties and Agreements

Organized by topic and policy area

Annual Report
From 2000 to current

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Created by the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, NATO is an alliance of 26 countries of North America and Europe

e-Generation Educational Materials
Materials for the classroom including multimedia, maps, posters, the Teacher's Studio, information about internships, and more

Science for Peace and Security Programme
Program of cooperation between member countries in Defense Against Terrorism and Countering Other Threats to Security. Click through the presentation to access information about individual projects.

NATO Library

NATO Online Publications and Official Documents
A compendium of NATO digital publications and documents including the e-Bookshop, the Online Library, the Media Library, and others

NATO Archives
A selection of documents from 1949-1974 including the NATO Treaty and the Harmel Reports

NATO Review
Journal is available from 1991-present

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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Established in 1961, its membership is comprised of 30 countries and it works with over 100 other countries to support sustainable economic growth

OECD Countries
The economic profiles of the member countries. Also includes profiles of the 5 Accession candidate countries, the 5 Enhanced engagement countries, and links to non-OECD countries on which a body of research is maintained

Departments, Directorates, and Agencies

Publications and Online Bookshop
The Publications page includes a searchable database

Research Topics
Covers Economy, Society, Development, Finance, Governance, Innovation, Sustainability, and includes an alphabetical index of topics, key resources, documents, and more

Statistics Portal
Includes information on Key Indicators, Methodology and Tools

Statistics Directorate Frequently Requested Statistics
Alphabetic compendium of statistics including financial, industry, labor, national accounts, productivity, and more

Resources available in the Honnold-Mudd Library Databases

  • Source OECD Statistics. Statistical data on OECD countries, and you can build your own tables. Coverage data includes health, education, business, employment, migration and much more. From November 2000.

Organization of American States (OAS)


Annual Report of the Secretary General
From 2001-2002 through 2006-2007

A compendium of documents central to the OAS including: The OAS Charter, The Inter-American Democratic Charter, Resolutions and Declarations, Treaties and Agreements, and others

Dept. of Legal Services
Includes: Laws, Treaties, Statutes and Regulations, and other legal documents

Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Autonomous judicial body established in 1979 to apply and interpret the American Convention on Human Rights (see References)

A huge compendium of documents, conventions, declarations, commissions and committees, etc. on topics of interest within the OAS

OAS Countries

Publications by subject area: Development, Human Rights, Legal Affairs, Security. Links are provided to the Summit of the Americas and the Columbus Memorial Library

Treaties and Agreements
From the Dept. of International Law, the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS in Washington, D.C.

Print Resource in the Library

  • Inter-American Yearbook on Human Rights 1960-1998. Hon JC 571 O78 I57

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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Founded in 1960, OPEC is an intergovernmental organization comprised of 13 member states whose purpose is to coordinate and unify petroleum policy among the member states and to maintain stabilization of oil markets

Annual Statistical Bulletin
Details the world’s oil and gas reserves, crude oil and product output, exports and other data from 2002-present

Market Indicators
Includes statistics and data relating to the oil market from 2001 - present

Monthly Oil Market Report
Provides data on oil prices, supply and demand, crude and product stocks, developments in the world economy and much more. 2001- present

OPEC Bulletin
OPEC’s flagship magazine, 2001 - present

Online Library

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

"An international organization that provides technical assistance, policy advice, training, and research services to 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in areas such as health, human development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries."

Land Resources Division
Provides information about programs focused on Animal Health and Production, Crops, Biosecurity and Trade, Agriculture, Forest husbandry, and more

SPC Library

Marine Resources Division
SPC papers, links to the Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries Program and the Maritime Program

Social Resources Division
Provides links to the Human Development Program, the Public Health Program, the Regional Media Center, the Regional Human Rights Center, and Regional Statistics

Statistics and Demography

Recent Publications
The Pocket Statistical Summary, The Malaita Provincial Population Atlas, and the Wallis and Futuna Population Atlas

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United Nations (UN)


Dag Hammarskjold Library
The United Nations Library in New York


Documents and Maps

Member States
Contains lists of member states, including membership participating in the Principle Organs. Lists permanent missions and permanent observers. Contains country information, documents and more

Main Bodies
Lays out the structure of the UN's main bodies with links to each. An archive dating back to 1996 is at the bottom of the page


UN Charter

UN Chronicle
Quarterly periodical on issues facing the UN. Selected articles since 1997.

UN History

UN Organization Chart

Voting Records
For General Assembly 1983-present. For Security Council 1946-present.

United Nations Main Bodies

General Assembly

Security Council

Includes Structure and Functions and Rules of Procedure; Annual Reports 2001-current, Reports of the Secretary General 1994 - current, subsidiary bodies, Mission reports and more

Economic and Social Council

The principal organ that coordinates economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and the five regional commissions

Trusteeship Council

Established to oversee trust territories, it suspended activities with the independence of Palau, the last trust territory, in 1994


International Court of Justice

Handles disputes among UN member states.

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United Nations Commissions, Agencies, and Offices

Division for the Advancement of Women

"...advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world, and the achievement of their equality with men –as equal actors, partners, and beneficiaries of sustainable development, human rights, peace and security"

Country Information
Includes on countries that have ratified the Convention, At-A-Glance country information, and National Action Plans

Country Reports (Alphabetical Index)

Meetings and Documentation

  • Includes Sessional Meetings of the General Assembly since 1995
  • ECOSOC since 1997
  • The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) since 1995
  • Sessional Meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) since 1992
  • and other reports


A directory of databases, statistics, and reports on women and gender

Division for Sustainable Development (DESA)

Implementing Agenda 21, DESA promotes sustainable development by providing technical expertise, cooperation, and capacity building at the international, regional, and national levels

Agenda 21
The comprehensive plan developed as a result of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of Principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests adopted by 178 governments in 1992

Commission on Sustainable Development
Comprised of 53 member states on the CSD board, the body develops policies, guidelines, and strategies for the implementation of Agenda 21

Topics and Issues
Arranged alphabetically

National Information
Data is available by country and information for the current year

Indicators of Sustainable Development
Reports and methodology sheets on the development of the 96 indicators and 50 indicators in a subset. Does not include data

Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Reports, documents, and programs on sustainable development initiatives in small island states

Gateway to the UN Millenium Development Goals

Begun in the year 2000, the world's leaders came together at the UN Headquarters to write and adopt the UN Millenium Declaration. Eight points make up the Millenium Development Goals, a program to meet the development of the world's poorest people. Includes links to all of the participating IGOs


Millenium Goals Reports
From 2005-current. Also includes Regional MDG Reports and the Secretary-General's MDG Reports since 2000

MDG Statistics
Links provided to the MDG Indicators, the MDG Monitor, the UN Data Portal, and others

MDG Indicators
Country and Regional Groupings, metadata, and other reports

Gateway the UN's Work on Climate Change

Based on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN is bringing together the world's scientists to investigate the impacts and costs of climate change, and to bring these to the attention of world governments and to the general population

A collection of fact sheets on climate change

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Includes background, documentation, meetings, the Kyoto Protocol, and more

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data
Interface to the GHG data

A large collection of decisions, documents, videos, workshops, and webcasts

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Focuses on the well-being of children, their development and survival, education and health, and more

Hot Topics

Information by Country
Accessible by region or with alphabetical index. Includes an interactive map

Statistical Index
Statistics by area and country; a wide variety of Statistical Tables and Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Promotes trade and sustainable development in developing countries, providing research, data collection, and policy analysis, advice and technical assistance, as well as providing a forum for deliberation

Digital Library
A compilation of many reports in pdf and includes a link to the statistical databases

Globalization and Development

International Trade and Commodities

Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development


Statistical Databases
Some data go back as far as 1950, but not all

  • UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics Online (trade data by origin, commodity, etc.)
  • Commodity Price Statistics Online
  • UNCTAD-TRAINS on the Internet (TRade Analysis and INformation System)
  • Foreign Direct Investment Database

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Regional development agency for Asia and the Pacific


Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Asia and the Pacific

MDG Database for Asia and the Pacific Free login is required; database is at the page bottom

Statistics Provides information about available data and links to available data projects: Millenium Development Goals, Disability Data, and the Informal Sector

UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia Assists 7 of the poorest countries in Central Asia: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Print Resource in the Library

  • Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 1968-current. Hon HA 1664 S791x

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

    Regional development agency for the 14 countries of the Arabian peninsula and Egypt

    Economic Development and Globalization

    ESCWA Center for Women "The center focuses on three main areas of empowerment: economic (poverty alleviation), social (gender roles and partnership in the family) and political (sharing in decision-making and political participation)"

    Gender Statistics Program Many reports available, but few actual statistics. Contains links out to other organizations focused on gender

    Statistics Includes information about social, sectoral, and trade statistics, and links out to other organizations on these topics

    Social Development Division Promotes implementation of sustainable social policy understanding, formulation, implementation, and monitoring


    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

    "Promotes the economic and social development of its member States, fosters intra-regional integration, and promotes international cooperation for Africa's development." Includes links to member states, (ordered by language orientation), and ongoing programs

    African Center for Gender and Social Development
    News, information, and publications on gender issues

    African Center for Statistics
    A compendium of statistical tables by country, as well as the African Statistical Yearbook 2006

    Food Security and Sustainable Development
    Includes the Sustainable Development Report on Africa (current year), other information and links on the topic

    Millenium Development Goals in Africa
    Online journal focused on the implementation of the MDGs in African states


    Speeches and Statements 1994-current

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

    The focus is to promote and assist economic integration among the 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America.

    Gender Activities
    Includes the Gender Statistics Database, the SPECA Working Group on Gender and Economy, the Beijing Initiative, and more

    Population Analysis
    Includes Population Data Online, programs on Aging, Family, and Generations and Gender (which contains demographic data)


    UNECE Statistics
    A large compendium of statistics on a wide range of topics including demography, economics, environment,gender, and more

    United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Initiated in 1948, ECLAC promotes economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration

    Analysis and Research
    A compendium of documents are arranged by topic area

    CEPAL Review
    Selected articles from 1990-current

    A collection of reports, journals, and studies published annually or bi-annually. Includes sessions of the Commission, the following publications, and more

    Divisions, Units, and Services
    Includes links to Divisions for Economic Development, Social Development, Statistics and Economic Projections, International Trade, Sustainable Development, and more

    Division for Gender Affairs
    In Spanish. Note: Use the Google Language Tool to translate this page

    Millenium Development Goals Fact Sheets


    Print resources in the library

  • CEPAL Review No.1: 1976- No. 89 Aug. 2006
  • Current Conditions and Outlook: Economic Survey for Latin American and the Caribbean
    1948-current. Hon HC 161 Un31
  • Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 1975-current. Hon HA 755 A69

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    Founded in 1945, UNESCO disseminates and promotes the sharing of knowledge, the building of human capital and institutional capacity,and the creation of sustainable development strategies, among many other endeavors

    Global education statistics on educational enrollment, attainment, teaching, and finance.

    Documents and Publications
    Full text of conference and board proceedings, resolutions, speeches and more since 1995

    Member States
    Links to lists of member states, profiles of member states by region with program-specific information included, and more

    UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    The Data Center contains over 1000 indicators and raw data. Provides pre-defined tables, customizable data, and summary statistics

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    "Established on December 14, 1950...the agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide."

    Basic Facts
    Includes the 1951 UNHCR Statute, and the 1951 Refugee Convention, the Mission Statement, and more

    "The site has a map library, photo archives, a video unit, reports on specialized subjects such as the environment and field manuals. There is the biannual State of the Worlds Refugees, the quarterly Refugees Magazine and numerous brochures, leaflets and posters."

    Includes links to the UNHCR Archives, Refworld Online (a collection of documents on refugees), and to Policy Development and Evaluation

    Includes the Statistical Yearbook from 1994-current, the Online Population Database, data on asylum trends from 2007-current; links to the Millenium Development Goals, and more

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    UN Library Databases or Online Journals

    • Access UN. Index to citations for Official Records and more. Full-text for Resolutions only. 1966-present. For Claremont Colleges only.
    • Statistics. UNSTATS. Some data back to 1966. Must use Internet Explorer to access database. For Claremont Colleges only.
    • Statistics. UN Comtrade (United Nations Commodity Trade). International trade statistics of over 130 countries. For Claremont Colleges only. User name and password requiredÑcontact Information Desk.
    • UN Chronicle available online from 1996-present. For Claremont Colleges only.
    • UN Treaty Collection. Includes multi-lateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General and detailed status of over 485 multi-lateral treaties. For Claremont Colleges only.

    UN Print Resources in the Library

    • Demographic Yearbook 1948-current. Hon HA 17 D396
    • Statistical Yearbook 1948-current. Hon HA 125 U63
    • Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 1973-1989. Hon HC 54 U459. This title was preceded by The Growth of World Industry 1938-1972. Hon HC 54 U458
    • Yearbook of National Accounts 1957-1992. Hon HC 79 I5 U452
    • Yearbook on Human Rights 1946-1987. Hon JC 571 Un2

    World Bank (IBRD)

    Owned by 185 member countries, the World Bank is comprised of two units: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

    Countries and Regions

    Data, Research, Prospects, and Resources
    Note: Access to the World Development Indicators is limited to a few selected variables for a limited number of countries. Full access is available via the Library Databases

    Projects and Operations
    Includes the Project Portfolio, Country Reports, Documents, and more

    Links to the Online Bookstore, Documents & Reports, Archives, and Libraries

    Library Databases

    • World Development Indicators (WDI): Full Access. Provides economic data elements for more than 200 countries. Data back to 1960 where available. For faculty, students, and staff of the Claremont Colleges only.

    Print resources in the library

    • Global Development Finance 1997-current. Hon HJ 8899 W672
    • World Development Report 1978-current. Hon HC 59.7 W659 (also on CD-ROM above)

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    World Health Organization (WHO)

    "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."


    Bulletin of the World Health Organization
    Full text since 1947

    Alphabetically arranged country profiles, statistics, and indicators

    Health Topics
    Links to WHO projects, initiatives, activities, information products, and contacts, organized by health and development topics.

    Links to the WHO library, the Bookstore, key publications, and online journals

    Statistics and Research
    Links to numerous databases and data by category including mortality statistics, diseases, risk factors, coverage of services and more. Includes the following:

    Health Statistics and Health Information Systems
    Includes the WHO Toolkit, The WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE), other statistics, administrative information systems, classification systems, and more

    Library Online Journals

    • Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1947-present
    • Health Research Policy and Systems 2003-present
    • Human Resources for Health 2003-present
    • International Digest of Health Legislation 2000-present
    • WHO Drug Information 1998-present

    Library E-books

    • Inheriting the World: the Atlas of Children’s Health and the Environment
    • World Health Report 2005
    • World Health Statistics 2005

    Print Resources in the Library

    • World Health Forum 1981-1998. Periodical
    • The World Health Report 1995-2000. Hon RA 8 A265
    • World Health Statistics Annual 1962-1994. Hon Fol RA 651 A485
    • World Health, the Magazine of the World Health Organization 1970-1997
    • WHO Chronicle. Periodical 1959-1986

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    World Trade Organization (WTO)

    Formed in 1996 from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1948), the WTO is the primary forum for 153 member countries to handle trade issues and problems. Its main focus is the liberalization of trade

    Includes Publications (under Resources)

    What is the World Trade Organization?

    Country Information
    Alphabetical index of countries, providing information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, and more

    Economic Research and Analysis
    A compendium of annual publications and research reports. Annual Reports include:

    Legal Texts

    Trade Statistics
    A compendium of statistics and reports, including the interactive Statistics Database, and the International Trade Statistics-current year and archives since 1998

    Trade Topics Gateway
    Arranged by Goods, Services, Intellectual Property, Other topics, and Dispute Settlement

    WTO Documents Gateway
    Provides preconfigured search, browsing, and search by document number. Searchable legal documents is also available

    Library Online Resources

    • Annual Report, WTO 1998-present
    • International Trade Statistics 2000-present from WTO
    • World Trade Report 2003-present

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