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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
The World Factbook
Provides information on history, government, and more for 266 world entities.
Guide to Law Online: Nations
Legal research guides provided for each country. Includes links to the constitution, the main branches, and other guides for researching the country. Maintained by the Library of Congress.
Electronic System for International Law (EISIL)
Developed by the American Society of International Law to assist researchers in finding the best quality primary materials for international legal research. Includes wide variety of international law primary documents and not just human rights. Best place to find the full-text of international agreements, treaties, and much more.
Resources for Major IGOs
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a political and military alliance of 29 member countries.
The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond. Our mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an IGO comprised of 10 member states.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe addresses a wide range of security-related concerns of its 58 member states.
World Factbook List of International Organizations
Includes international governmental organizations, treaties, and other terms.
Search Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
Allows you to search the websites of major IOs in one portal.
Searches IGOs like the United Nations, World Bank, UN Development Program (UNDP), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), European Union, Organization of American States, the Asian Development Bank and many others.
From Stanford University
Search Non-governmental Organizations (NGO)
Searches a variety of NGOs (like AARP, Earth Watch Institute, International Crisis Group, OXFAM, the World Agricultural Forum) that have consultative status with the UN's ECOSOC.
From Stanford University.