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Country Profiles

Country profiles assist in finding information about a specific country or region. Historical, political, economic, cultural and other information can be found here.

International Organizations

The resources listed in this section will help you locate contact and background information for many international organizations across the world. These resources will also provide access to the publications and statistics produced by some of the major international organizations.

Encyclopedia of associations. International organizations
This resource covers multinational and national membership organizations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - including U.S.-based organizations with a binational or multinational membership. Entries provide the names of directors, executive officers or other personal contacts; contact information; the group's history, governance, staff, membership, budget and affiliations; the goals and activities of the international organization; and publication and convention information. Entries are arranged in general subject chapters allowing users to browse in sections that interest them. Three indexes — geographic, executive and keyword — help speed research. 

The Europa directory of international organizations
This title provides detailed and accurate information on a wide spectrum of international organizations from the World Health Organization to OPEC. Features include: introductory articles, a chronology charting the historical development of international organizations, texts of significant international charters, treaties and documents, lists of key UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, plus information about peace-keeping activities, biographical details of leading officials within international organizations, information on each organization includes contact details, membership, leading officials, activities, finance, publications and subsidiary organizations, and an extensive index. 

United Nations and Affiliated Organizations - Research Guide
Founded in 1945, the United Nations attempts to maintain international peace and security. It also strives to develop international co-operation by addressing economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems. This research guide identifies major print, microform and electronic information sources about the United Nations and its various affiliated organizations.

OECD Library
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It  replaced SourceOECD in July 2010.

OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).