World News

Latest news, communications and logistics services from Reuters for the international disaster relief community.
Associated Press
The news website of the Associated Press (AP). Provides reports on developments all over the world.
BBC News
News online from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Belfast Telegraph Digital
Provides material from The Belfast Telegraph, The Business Telegraph, Sunday Life and Ireland's Saturday Night. The Belfast Telegraph online archive dates back to November 1995.
Financial services industry news from around the world.
CNN features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.
Aims to provide public access to the political process; created by America's cable companies in 1979.
Read and search editorials, opinion pieces and Op-Eds from over one hundred major newspapers from the US and around the world.
Global news, opinion and analysis from The Economist.
Electronic Herald
On-line digest of Scotland's The Herald. Established in 1783, The Herald is the oldest English language daily newspaper in the world.
Electronic Telegraph
All the features from the printed version, plus in-depth supplements - see the one on international news. The archive allows you to search through back issues from 1994 to the present day.
Financial Times
Much more than financial news.
Guardian Unlimited Network
The Guardian's and Observer's excellent and stylish website.
Provides the full text of daily debates in the House of Commons. The site is rather dull but the information provided very useful.
Huffington Post
Offers syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments.
Breaking news, comment and features from The Independent newspaper.
IRN Independent Radio News
Provides hourly news updates to the UK's radio stations.
ISA World
ISA is a leading provider of country analysis, economic forecasting and political risk assessment for many of the world’s leading companies, governments and financial institutions.
ITN Online
The site offers a good coverage of national news stories. It also uses a lot of video - the World News programme can be viewed in its entirety.
New Statesman
Find every article from the print edition, along with an archive search facility.
This news portal links to the latest stories circulating on the Web. News providers include the FT, the Press Association and the BBC.
Search the archives of hundreds of news archives on the web.
New York Times
Providing quality reports and analysis since 1851. The largest metropolitan newspaper in the US, and the most popular US newspaper website.
Links to newspaper sites worldwide.
PR Newswire
A leading news targeting, distribution and monitoring service.
Project Syndicate
Provides the world’s foremost newspapers with exclusive commentaries by prominent leaders and opinion makers.
Red Pepper Directory
Includes material from the printed edition, with the added bonus of an archive search facility. It also lists some very useful links.
The controversial words of its columnists are all available here.
The Times and The Sunday Times
An incredibly detailed site that reprints every word written in both the week-day edition and the Sunday Times.
Wall Street Journal
WSJ online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world.
Good source of up-to-the-minute news from all over the globe in many languages.


Africa Daily
A portal that combines a host of country and topical reports, part of the WorldNews Network.
AEA Africa Economic Analysis
The site of the UK-based charity provides articles on political, social and economic issues affecting developments in Africa.
The successor to the prize-winning Africa News Service, is the largest electronic distributor of African news. The site provides a wide range of topics, including AIDS, children and women, and links to national sources of African news and information.
Daily Mail & Guardian
This South African newspaper was Nelson Mandela's favourite prison reading and continues to be a thorn in the side of established politicians.
Daily Nation
News headlines and comment from Kenya, with links to the weekly The East African.
Home to the Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This useful site provides geographically and thematically organised news from all over Africa.
Pambazuka News
Weekly forum for social justice in Africa
The North Africa Journal
A monthly magazine analysing current affairs in the region. The site also includes the Maghreb Weekly Monitor that helps readers stay abreast of breaking political and economic developments in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.


ABC News
Good international coverage, includes a regular feature 'The Best and Worst of the British Press.'
Monthly magazine focused on Brazilian current affairs.
As well as video streaming of debates in the Senate and House of Representatives, the site covers the Bush administration and state politics.
Canada Site
The official web site of the government of Canada, with link to government announcements, departments and agencies, and more.
CBC News
Canada's largest and oldest (it was launched in 1936) news gathering organisation. This site provides up-to-the-minute news, video from TV newscasts and documentaries, as well as highlights from CBC Radio.
CBS News
CBS's 48 Hours programme thrives on sensational stories. The Letter from London feature offers a good glimpse at American perceptions of Britain.
CNN features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.
CSM Christian Science Monitor
Not a religious periodical but a "real" newspaper published by a church in Boston, Mass., USA. Everything in the Monitor is international and US news and features, except for one religious article that has appeared each day in the Home Forum section since 1908.
The flagship current affairs show for American public television PBS. It tackles many key issues facing the USA, and each programme has its own site.
The online edition of the monthly magazine, providing finance and capital markets news covering Latin America.
Mother Jones
At present celebrating "25 years of raising hell," Mother Jones is a thought-provoking magazine published by the Foundation for National Progress.
including links to US and Canadian members' websites.
Roll Call
The leading source for Congressional news and information, part of The Economist Group.
The Atlantic Online
Offers the contents of The Atlantic Monthly's print edition, plus links to related articles, access to back issues of The Atlantic from November to the present, as well as hundreds of articles selected from the magazine's 143-year archive.
The Boston Globe
Good source of regional and national news, updated daily.
The Drudge Report
Matt Drudge is the 31-year-old chronicler of The Drudge Report, an Internet site packed daily with gossip, tidbits and information on everything from the latest scandal in Washington to the latest Neilsen ratings.
The Globe and Mail
One of Canada's national newspapers.
The National Post
Canadian national newspaper, first published in 1998.
The Washington Post
The site contains the day's Washington Post, continually updated news coverage, breaking stories and extensive original content, as well as a growing suite of cultural, community and commerce services.
Trinidad Guardian
Provides daily news headlines and quality comment on the political and social issues affecting this Caribbean island.


APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Provides news and economic data about its member states.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
Portal to resources on the Asia-Pacific region.
ABC Online
The site of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Australian News Interactive
Australian news and comment from News Limited, Australia's largest newspaper publisher. Content comes from papers such as The Australian, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and more.
China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The official site of China's Foreign Office in Taipei. Contains a section with Taiwan news headlines and links to the Peace Forum.
CNN Asia
CNN's Asian edition.
Daily Yomiuri
The Daily Yomiuri offers an orderly approach to Japanese news, with an emphasis on straight reporting rather than flashy features. Excerpts from the printed version are slotted into segments devoted to such topics as crime, culture and science.
Inside China Today
News and views on China, from the European Internet Network (EIN).
Japan Times Online
This Tokyo-based newspaper was first published in 1897. The site includes daily news and a good weekly round-up of both home and international affairs. Also contains profiles of present and past Japanese Cabinets.
Manila Bulletin Online
One of the Philippines' leading newspapers, MB covers a wide array of issues and columnists tackle both national and international affairs.
New Zealand Herald Online
Home to New Zealand's largest daily newspaper, part of the Wilson & Horton Group.
Political satire from New Zealand, covering a wide range of issues and regions.
South China Morning Post
The site of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's largest English language newspaper. The focus is on domestic news but it reports on news from across the Asian continent.
TSR Taiwan Security Research
The site compiles newspaper articles, op-ed pieces, official policy statements, academic papers and reports from English language sources.
The Age
Melbourne's daily newspaper, with breaking news 24 hours a day.
The Australian
Contains a mix of national, world and business stories, provided by News Interactive.
The Bangkok Post
'A window on Thailand and the region.'


The Business Times of Singapore
The online version of the business daily, with coverage throughout Southeast Asia.


The Japan Echo
A bimonthly journal which features English translations of essays, interviews, and discussions by commentators on topics of interest in Japan today. The site offers an open forum for active online exchange on these topics.


The Straits Times The Straits Times is the most widely read paper in Singapore, with coverage throughout Asia.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney's respected daily newspaper, with a mix of world, national and local news.


Transitions (TOL) is a non-profit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union.


cfo europe
A monthly magazine aimed at financial executives, published by The Economist Group. Europe Europe Edition concentrates on world news as seen from Europe. The biggest stories are told in depth with video and audio clips, pictures, maps, profiles, timelines and fact-files.


Spiegel Online
Quality coverage of German current affairs, from Der Spiegel. At present, only available in the original German.


DW Deutsche Welle
A fantastic site, offering news an analysis from Germany and Europe in 31 languages.


News and analysis from a consortium of European broadcasters, it's available in six European languages.


The European Union's official site, including statistics and links to the Parliament, Court of Justice and other EU sites


ECMI European Centre for Minority Issues
Provides information services on non-dominant ethnic groups in Europe and their relationships to dominant groups. Consult the very useful Links Database, and the Gateway to World Libraries. Download ECMI's research papers.


EIN European Internet Network
Online news service, drawing from hundreds of sources.


European Voice
The site of the weekly newspaper on European Union affairs, published by The Economist Group. It gives a comprehensive weekly account of the activities of the European Union institutions - Commission, Parliament and Council of Ministers.


The online version of Germany's business and financial daily.


A free online German magazine with articles on investments, business cycles, politics and management.
Incorporates the online edition of The Irish Times, and more than 25 stand-alone sites covering breaking news, business, the peace process and more.


Le Monde
Includes the material from the printed version, plus breaking news from the Agence France Presse (AFP) and good feature material. Only available in French.


O Público
The online version of the respected Portuguese daily newspaper.


Prague Post
The Web edition of Prague's weekly newspaper offers broad analysis, with editorials on political issues, and interesting perspectives on foreign news events.


Radio Austria International
Live and recorded bulletins are available on this English-language news feed. Broadcast from Vienna, coverage focuses on how European and global developments affect the Austrian state.


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Reports on developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. RFE/RL claim to provide more immediate and accurate information on these countries than virtually any other source, and all programmes from their 19 language services are broadcast live in RealAudio.


Radio Prague Online
Radio Prague's international news service streams live broadcasts, as well as archiving important programmes.


Russia Today
A compilation of news on Russia and the Baltic states from a domestic and international perspective.


The Moscow Times
English-language news on Moscow, Russia and the world. The special report "Ten Years After The Coup: 1991-2001," is of great interest. There are in-depth analysis on topics such as the Kursk tragedy and Chechnya.


The online version of Scotland's national newspaper.


The St. Petersburg Times
The English-language newspaper of St. Petersburg. Includes special features on Russia's last tsar and investment. The archive should prove useful to historians and students.
News and current affairs from Swiss Radio International (SRI), with useful a links page to organisations in Switzerland.


The Russia Journal
Russian business news and analysis.

Middle East 

Al-Ahram Weekly
Produced in Cairo since 1875, Al-Ahram is the Arab world's oldest paper and one of the best English-language news sources in the region.


Arutz Sheva
The Israeli independent national radio station, providing politically conservative programming with a traditional Jewish-Zionist orientation.


Iraq Daily
Part of the World News Network, the site digests stories on Iraq as reported by the world's media, with a focus on political conflicts and local disputes.  Includes links to Iraqi news sources and related sites.


CMES Centre for Middle East Studies, Harvard University
Harvard's vast library of links to Middle East websites.


Gulf Daily News
One of Bahrain's daily papers, it is a decent resource for finding out what's happening locally in the region.


Gulf News Online
English-language newspaper from the United Arab Emirates with vast regional coverage. Good coverage of current affairs in the Emirates, Gulf and Asia, elsewhere in the site the section 'You and the UAE' provides detailed information about the country's laws.


Gulf Times
One of Qatar's newspapers. The tone is deeply rooted in Arab culture and does not challenge state policy in any form.


Ha'aretz Daily
English-language edition of the broadly liberal Ha'aretz daily newspaper, produced in Tel Aviv.


Iran Daily
The site of this morning paper allows you to read every word included the printed version.


Jerusalem Post
Good source for in-depth analysis of Israeli politics, with links to related publications. The focus is on the Middle East peace process and news from Israel's bordering states.


Oman Daily Observer
This site offers little more than a few headlines about local affairs with links to Western news services. The Oman government continues to have the power to censor any material deemed 'offensive'.


Palestine Post
An excellent resource on Palestine, from the WorldNews Network. The site features a comprehensive guide to Palestinian news resources, and also digests stories on Palestine from established international news organisations.


Payvand News of Iran
A US-based service, providing daily news of Iran and Iranians from four corners of the world. The links to Persian news sources provide added substance.


Saudi Arabian Information Resource
Internet archive of official Saudi press releases that go back to 1998. A good way to find out the official line on policies or issues, with links to different government departments and resources on Saudi Arabia.


The Syria Report
News, information, and critical analysis of Syrian economic and business affairs.


The Gulf/ 2000 Project
Site developed by the Gulf/2000 Project at the School of International & Public Affairs of Columbia University. Provides a wealth of information on the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region


Yemen Observer
This weekly news magazine prides itself as a Yemeni institution, and reviews local news, finance and culture. Special investigations, news briefs, and interviews with prominent individuals define the format of many reports; all of which are subject to strong press laws.

South Asia

This publication ceased publication with its Dec. 7, 2001 issue, but its online archives are still available. The archive is fully searchable and is still heavily used by researchers, business people and anyone with an interest in Asian affairs.


CMIE Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
India's premier economic research organisation. Good source of up-to-date information and analysis and on the Indian economy.


Pakistan's most widely circulated English language paper. The website offers news and comment on Pakistan and the South Asian region.
Home to the influential The Indian Express, offering various other news-related micro-sites and sections, functioning as independent sites on their own, with content taken from more than 29 daily and weekly papers.


Nepal News
Compiled in Kathmandu, this site makes very useful reading for a domestic perspective on events in Nepal. Includes detailed information of most official announcements.


The Economic Times
India's Economic Times, covering economics, politics, finance and more, part of The Times Group.


The Pioneer
The Indian daily paper's editorials, articles and comment provide a vivid picture of the country. Offers links to a vast number of national and international media outlets.


The Telegraph
India's Telegraph claims to be the largest circulated English daily in India's eastern region and is published in Calcutta.


The Times of India
Good source of news and analysis from the largest democracy on earth, part of the Times Group Sites. The content is good, with sections about India's main regions.


Economics & finance

AEA American Economic Association
Established in 1885 at Saratona NY, the AEA is now based in Nashville. The site provides basic information about AEA's organisation and research.


Barry Eichengreen - University of California, Berkeley
Offers links to many of Prof Eichengreen's research papers.


Financial market updates and analysis from Bloomberg.


Brookings Institution
Home to the politically centre Washington DC think-tank. The site includes a wealth of resources on foreign policy studies.


BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
Access economic data and analysis compiled by the leading statistical agency, part of the US Department of Commerce Economic.


CNN money
Up to the minute market news, from the editors of CNN and MONEY magazine.


Dani Rodrik
Prof Rodrik has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. The site includes information about his academic career and publications.


DIW Berlin
Research and policy advice from the German Institute for Economic Research. The DIW Berlin was originally founded in 1925 as the Institute for Business Cycle Research.
Extensive guide to economics-related information, articles and analysis on the world’s economies, industry status and global data.


More than 40 resources, including introductory resources, study resources and news resources, among many others.


EIU Economist Intelligence Unit
The business information arm of The Economist Group, a leading provider of country intelligence. Most of the Fortune 500 companies are EIU clients.


ECRI Economic Cycle Research Institute
A NY-based institute focused on cyclical research in the tradition established by Geoffrey H. Moore. The site contains information about their work and structure.


EPI Economic Policy Institute
From its findings, EPI publishes books, studies, issue briefs, popular education materials, and various other publications - many of which are available in this very useful website.


Global Financial Data
This database is a comprehensive collection of historical and current financial and economic data, covering more than 150 different countries.


Hedge Index
Comprehensive statistical database on hedge fund performance. Credit Suisse First Boston and Tremont have combined their resources to set a new standard in hedge fund benchmarking. The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is currently the industry's only asset-weighted benchmark of hedge fund performance.


IIE Institute for International Economics
The studies of the Washington DC-based institute cover some of the major international financial initiatives of the past two decades. Read about IMF's reform, the adoption of international banking standards, polices toward the dollar and the euro, and responses to debt and currency crises.


IFM Institute for Financial Markets
Formerly the Futures Industry Institute, the IFM provides information on and for the financial services industry.


IFS Institute for Fiscal Studies
Providing quality economic research on the UK tax system, considering the likely effects of fiscal policy on every section of the population.

IFC International Finance Corporation
Part of the World Bank Group, the IFC exists to promote sustainable private sector development in developing countries.


Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
Prof Sachs is the Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The site provides biographical information as well as details of his publications.


Jeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard University
Prof Williamson has produced much work on globalization in historical perspective. Many of his papers may be downloaded from this site as pdf files.

The Levy Economics Institute
The site of the Economics Institute of Bard College in New York is a good source of research papers on economic policy analysis.


The Canadian Economics Association
Statistics and comprehensive analysis of the Canadian economy.


Marxists Internet Archive
Internet Archive on Marxist writers and history, available in 23 languages.


NABE National Association for Business Economics
Washington DC-based association of individuals who have an interest in business economics. Contains a useful set of links on business economics.


NAPF National Association of Pension Funds
Representing the occupational pensions movement. NAPF are the main body representing the interest of employer-sponsored retirement provision in the UK.


NBER National Bureau of Economic Research
The home to the Cambridge, MA-based institute contains pdf versions of some of their research papers.


Paul Krugman: The unofficial archive
Comprehensive site providing Prof Krugman's past and recent material, plus articles written about his work.


Check the financial updates from Reuters.


Richard E. Baldwin, Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva
Prof Baldwin is the Managing Editor of Economic Policy and the site provides links to the online edition of the journal and many of his papers and books.
Free Stock-charting, market analysis and financial tools, plus everything you need to know about chart analysis is in the site 'Chart School.' Clear, easy-to-understand articles with lots of illustrations.


The Dismal Scientist
A review and analysis of current economic news and trends, from


The Heritage Foundation
American conservative think-tank, whose mission is 'to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defence.'


The Royal Economic Society
One of the oldest economic associations in the world, the site provides information about the structure, publications and events organised by the Society.
Read detailed reports and analysis from Wall Street-based


The University of Texas Inequality Project
Inequality indicators and analysis from the University of Texas. At preset the site has up to date monthly measurements for Canada, Mexico and the USA.


Home to the Social Science Research Centre in Berlin. The site offers the full text of a number of discussion papers for downloading in PDF format - topics include Europe's variety of capitalist models.
Online study portal for students and teachers with interest in the economic and political sciences. The Tutor2u discussion forums are moderated by a team of teachers and examiners who give their time voluntarily.

Government and Politics 


Governments on the WWW
Centralised resource for linking to individual countries' government sites


Political Science Resources
Political science resources from Richard Kimber (especially strong on Britain)
Strategic forecasting and analysis from one of the leading providers of global intelligence. An excellent resource for policy-makers, academics and others.


The Library of Congress Country Studies
Contains good but not always up-to-date country-by-country information from LC. The series is not all-inclusive - notable omissions include Canada, France, the UK, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations.


The World in Context
A discussion forum for sceptical ideas and topical issues.


The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
This section of the WWW Virtual Library system presents over 2000 annotated links in a wide range of international affairs topics.

United Kingdom


BISDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills


Cabinet Office
This useful site provides detailed information about the Office's structure, together with papers on modernisation and ministerial codes of conduct and links to other government departments.
This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data.




DES Department for Education and Skills
DEFRA Department for Environment and Rural Affairs
DFID Department for International Development
FCO Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Northern Ireland Office
UK Politics
This site is the informational resource provided for UKPOL Magazine.

United States
The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the US Federal Government.
A portal connecting the world to all U.S.A. Government information and services.
POTUS Presidents of the United States, Internet Public Library
Contains background information, election results, notable events, and more on each of the presidents to date. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio/video files, and other presidential sites.
House of Representatives, USA
The official site of the House of Representatives of the United States of America.
Senate, USA
The official site of the United States Senate.
 U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
White House official site
The official site of the USA White House.

International Law 

Organisations and Resources
American Bar Association - Section of International Law
ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
American Society of International Law
Seeking to advance the study and use of international law. One of the best sources in the field, the site also provides the excellent ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law.
Database of the case-law of the supervisory organs of the European Convention on Human Rights.
FIELD Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
Founded in 1989 in order to tap the tremendous potential of law at the international, regional and domestic level, to encourage environmental protection and sustainable development.
Foreign Law
Vast portal on Legal Research Resources on the Internet, created by Lyonette Louis-Jacques.
Globelaw - International and Transnational Law
Sources and Reference Material for International Conventions and International Law and Policy.
Internet Law Library - Treaties & International Law
Treaties and international law resources galore. Originally provided to the public courtesy of the US House of Representatives Law Revision Counsel Office. When the House of Representatives discontinued hosting the Library, and others were allowed to carry it.
Kluwer Competition Law
A fully searchable collection of primary source material, commentary, and analysis for anyone with an interest in EU competition law.
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge
Providing a forum for critical and constructive thought about the function, content and working of law in the international community.
Lex Mercatoria
The international trade and commercial law monitor, has been extended to include a number of other international law areas, such as human rights and environment and cross-border crime.
UN - International Law
Links to the principal legal bodies of the United Nations, its Courts and Tribunals and international law documents

Basic Documents of International Law


Science & Environment

BSE - The Independent Agrochemical Observer
The Belfer Center
Hub of the Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy.


Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Austria - Statistics Austria (STAT)
Belgium - Statistics Belgium
Brazil - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)
Bulgaria - National Statistical Institute (NSI)
Canada - Statistics Canada
China - State Statistical Bureau
Croatia - Croatian Bureau of Statistics
Czech Republic - Czech Statistical Office (CZSO)
Ireland - Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Finland - Statistics Finland
France - Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSÉÉ)
Germany - Federal Statistical Office
Greece - National Statistical Service
Iceland - Statistics Iceland
Indonesia - Biro Pusat Statistik (BPS)
Israel - Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Italy - Instituto Nazionale Di Statistica
Japan - Statistics Bureau & Statistics Centre
Korea - National Statistical Office
Luxembourg - National Statistical Institute
Mozambique - National Institute of Statistics
Netherlands - Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Norway - Statistics Norway (SSB)
Palestine - Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Poland - Polish Official Statistics (CSO/P)
Portugal - Instituto Nacional de Estatística
Romania - National Institute of Statistics
Russia - State Committee of the Russian Federation on Statistics
Singapore - Statistics Singapore
South Africa - Central Statistical Service (CSS)
Spain - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
Sweden - Statistics Sweden (SCB)
Switzerland - Bundesamt für Statistik
Thailand - National Statistical Office
Turkey - State Institute of Statistics (SIS)
UK - Office for National Statistics
The United Nations Statistics Division, in its mission to promote the development of national statistical systems, has developed a central repository of country profiles of statistical systems. The country profiles include, among others, a brief history of the country's statistical system, legal basis, the statistical programme and much more.
UN online database
The United Nations' searchable statistics resource.
The CIA World Factbook
With vital statistics and comprehensive information on every country.


ACUNS Academic Council of the United Nations System
Promoting the study of international organizations as they increase in number, complexity, and importance in international relations.
ACS Association for Canadian Studies
Dedicated to the promotion of research, teaching and publications on Canada. Founded in 1973 at Queen's University, Kingston.
AIIA Australian Institute of International Affairs
The Institute arranges programs of lectures, seminars, conferences and other discussions, and sponsors research and publications on international affairs.
Home to the politically centre Washington DC think-tank. The site includes a wealth of resources on foreign policy studies.
BRIE Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy
Inter-disciplinary research group founded in 1982 at the University of Berkeley, to focus on the development and application of the international economy.
BISA British International Studies Association
Promoting the study of International Relations and related subjects through teaching, research and facilitation of contact between scholars.
CATO Institute
The Institute, based in Washington DC, is named for Cato's Letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
CIIA Canadian Institute of International Affairs
Helping Canadians obtain a better understanding of foreign policy and global issues through an extensive programme of public education. Includes a vast links page to other International Relations related sites.
CCEIA Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Founded in New York City in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, the Council publishes the respected journal Ethics & International Affairs. Read abstracts of the articles printed in the journal - some articles available in pdf format.
CDISS Centre for Defence & International Security Studies
Inter-disciplinary research centre based in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University in the UK.
CDT Center for Democracy & Technology
A non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free.
CEPR Centre for Economic Policy and Research
Home to the London-based think-tank, the site provides lists of the discussion papers most recently uploaded to the site, with full abstracts and links to the pdf versions of these papers
CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Quality research on European affairs by an international staff of 30 drawn from fifteen countries.
CER Centre for European Reform
UK think-tank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the future of the European Union. Learn about enlargement, defence, economic reform, institutions and policies, EU and the wider world and other key issues.
Chatham House
Established in 1920, RIIA organises over 100 meetings a year addressed by world leaders and decision-makers, and a dozen conferences.
CID Center for International Development at Harvard University - Global Trade resources
The site contains a large number of relevant academic papers on every aspect of world trade negotiations and a comprehensive list of research links.
CIDAC Center for Research and Development
Home to Mexico's Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, proposing viable alternatives to the country's medium and long-term development.
CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies
CSIS provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
CSGG Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE
Established in 1992 with a grant from the Maurice Laing and Rufford Foundations under the directorship of Professor Lord Desai.
CSGR Centre for the Study of Globalisation & Regionalisation
The largest research centre dealing with the study of globalisation and regionalisation in Europe - based at the University of Warwick in the UK.
CCFR Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
One of the largest independent, non-profit international affairs organizations in the United States. Good links page.
DIIA Danish Institute of International Affairs
Research covers a broad spectrum of subjects, including the new world order, the organisation of Europe and Denmark's place in a new regional and international context.
Department of International Politics at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
The oldest department of its kind in the world. The Department and the Woodrow Wilson Chair of International Politics were both established in 1919.
ESI Economic Strategy Institute
The latest on the U.S. economy, from the Washington, DC- based institute, including comment on the USA's trade relationship with Japan, China, Korea and the EU.
ECMI European Centre for Minority Issues
Providing information services on non-dominant ethnic groups in Europe and their relationships to dominant groups. Consult the very useful Links Database, and the Gateway to World Libraries. Download ECMI's research papers.
ERI European Research Institute
The University of Birmingham's ERI aims to foster public debate and understanding on Europe.
ECIPE European Centre for International Political Economy
An independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe.
Federal Trust for Education & Research
Founded in 1945 on the initiative of William Beveridge to study democratic unity amongst states and peoples.
FPA Foreign Policy Association
Established in 1918 as the League of Free Nations Association to support President Woodrow Wilson's efforts to achieve a just peace.
FPIF Foreign Policy in Focus
International network of analysts and activists dedicated to "making the U.S. a more responsible global leader and partner." Its new Globalization in Focus web page provides coverage of the issues facing institutions such as the WTO, the World Bank and the IMF.
G8 Information Centre
Information System provided by the University of Toronto Library and the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto. A good source of information and research on the institutions, issues and members of the G7/G8.
Globalization Institute
The Globalization Institute is an international development think tank which argues that bringing the poorest into the global economy is key to eliminating poverty.
Global Policy Forum
Monitoring global policy making at the United Nations. Good section on Globalization, with a digest of articles on its different forms.
ICRIER Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Information on topics such as foreign trade and investment, financial sector reforms, and competitiveness of Indian industry, from the respected ICRIER.
IIE Institute for International Economics
This site provides access to a wealth of relevant policy briefs, documents and other material on the major international financial initiatives of the past two decades.
IWPR Institute for War & Peace Reporting
The London- based institute supports democratisation and development in crisis zones. Current and back issues of all IWPR printed publications can be accessed through the archive.
IGCC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation
A multi-campus research unit (MRU) serving the entire University of California (UC) system, to study the causes of international conflict and help devise options for resolving it through international co-operation.
ICAS International Center for Advanced Studies
ICAS sponsors work that explores the formation of contemporary structures of political power, social life, and cultural expression from perspectives at once local and global.
ICSA International Centre for Security Analysis
The consultancy research arm of the Department of War Studies, King's College London.
IIED International Institute for Environment and Development
Promote sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research and knowledge dissemination. IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
ISN International Relations & Security Network
A Swiss contribution for Partnership for Peace, run by the Centre for Security Studies and Conflict Resolution at the ETH Zurich. You can find scholarly events in foreign affairs and security policy around the world.
ISA International Studies Association
The most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Provides the excellent Directory of Internet Resources of Interest to ISA Community.
Japan Information Access Project
A Washington DC-based research centre to strengthen international understanding of Japanese science, technology, industry, security, and policy.
KSG John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Quality research from KSG, the site also provides links to research centres in similar areas.
Migration Policy Institute
An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
PSA UK Political Studies Association
The leading association in its field in the UK - aiming to promote and develop the study of politics.
SANEI South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes
A regional initiative to foster networking amongst economic research institutions in South Asia. Initiated with assistance from the World Bank in June 1998, the network seeks to establish strong research links among diverse economic research institutes in the region.
SIPRI Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Find information on weapon developments, arms transfers and production, military expenditure, as well as on arms limitations, reductions and disarmament.
The International Crisis Group
A think-tank with comprehensive analysis and reports on conflicts in Algeria, Bosnia, Cambodia, Central Africa and the Balkans
USIP United States Institute of Peace
Federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict.
World Economic Forum
Funded by the contributions of 1,000 of the world's foremost corporations, the Forum acts in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest to further economic growth and social progress.


APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ADB Asian Development Bank
APO Asian Productivity Organisation
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
HELCOM or BMEPC Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission
CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market
CEC North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
A NAFTA agency encompassing Canada, Mexico, and the USA. Includes a summary of environmental law in North America.
CIRDAP Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific
OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
COE Council of Europe
CTBTO Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organisation
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African Countries
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECB European Central Bank
ECAC European Civil Aviation Commission
ECHR European Court of Human Rights
EFTA European Free Trade Association
CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics
EPO European Patent Organisation
ESA European Space Agency
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FAOSTAT (FAO Statistical Databases)
FAO Catalogue on-line
FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property
ICDO International Civil Defense Organization
ICCO International Cocoa Organization
ICO International Coffee Organization
ICMM International Committee of Military Medicine
ICAC International Cotton Advisory Council
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICJ International Court of Justice
IFC International Finance Corporation
IIC International Institute of Communications
ILO International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the UN specialised agency whose work focuses on setting, monitoring, and upholding rights and standards at work.
Bibliographic index created by the ILO Central Library.
ILO Statistics
ILZSG International Lead and Zinc Study Group
IMO International Maritime Organisation
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMF Finances - Financial Data
INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite Organization
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
OIE International Office of Epizootics
IOLM International Organization of Legal Metrology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
IDA International Development Association
IFC International Finance Corporation
ISA International Seabed Authority
ITSO International Telecommunication Satellite Organization
IWC International Whaling Commission
ISDB Islamic Development Bank Group
ALADI Latin American Integration Association
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
CEC North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement Secretariat
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
OAU Organization of African Unity
OAS Organization of American States (OAS)
OAPEC Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPCW Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
PAHO Pan-American Health Organization
SPC Secretariat of the Pacific Community
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SEAMEO Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
UNIDROIT International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
WEU Western European Union
IUCN World Conservation Union
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WTO World Trade Organization


Adbusters Media Foundation and Magazine
Based in Vancouver , Canada , Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported magazine concerned with 'the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces'.
AI Amnesty International
AI works for the protection of human rights worldwide. It has more than 1 million members and supporters in over 160 countries and territories. The International Secretariat is based in London .
Asian Human Rights Commission
The AHRC seeks to protect and promote human rights by monitoring, investigating and taking solidarity actions with particular emphasis on social groups who have suffered discrimination in the past, such as women and children and minorities in Asia .
Bretton Woods Project
The Bretton Woods Project works to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and IMF. Through briefings, reports and a bimonthly digest (the Bretton Woods Update) it monitors the projects, policy reforms and the overall management of the Bretton Woods institutions, with special emphasis on environmental and social concerns
Center for Justice and International Law
The Center for Justice and International Law's principle objective is to achieve the full implementation of international human rights norms in the member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) through the use of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and other international protection mechanisms.
Largest online community empowering people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle while taking action on important causes such as politics, global warming and human rights.
CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
CPBF Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
Raise concerns about media corporations whose primary focus is to ensure policies favourable to commercial success and growth. CPBF recommends the establishment of a Media Commission to monitor cross media ownership and to enforce regulations.
CI Consumers International
Supports, links and represents consumer groups and agencies worldwide. It has a membership of more than 260 organisations in almost 120 countries.
CEO Corporate Europe Observatory
A small Amsterdam-based organisation set up to monitor and report on the political activities of European corporations and their lobby groups.
Corporate Watch
An online magazine that produces regular features about the role of corporations in social, political and economic and environmental issues as well as providing hands-on activist tools.
Directory of Development Organizations
Over 47,000 organizations of all kinds listed by region and country. One of the most extensive compiliation of NGO country directories.
Ethical Consumer
The UK 's only alternative consumer organisation looking at the use of consumer power to bring about social change.
Forum on Debt and Development
FONDAD is an independent policy research centre and a forum for international discussion established in the Netherlands . They provide policy-oriented research on North-South issues in a globalising world, in particular international financial issues for developing countries.
Friends of the Earth
The largest international environmental network in the world with affiliates in 63 countries. Friends of the Earth is working to prevent the WTO from overruling hard-won environmental laws, and to make it more open and democratic.
Global Policy Forum Links to INGO Issues
Global Policy Forum's list of links to a variety of INGOs, as well as links to information regarding INGO-state interactions and the legitimacy of INGO activity.
Global Witness
Works to expose the link between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses. Information obtained through research and field investigations is used to brief governments, NGOs, the media and the world in order to achieve positive change.
Greenpeace online
The home to Greepeace International.
HRW Human Rights Watch
The largest human rights organization based in the United States . Site provides information by country, by global issue, info on campaigns and publications.
Human Rights Watch
News and reports from Human Rights Watch
ICTSD International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Facilitating cooperation and integration through information dissemination, policy dialogues and research support.
An alliance of US-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, with links to more than 150 member organizations. Includes a Searchable database of documents by country, region and topic
International Financial Institution (IFI) Watchnet
IFIwatchnet is a new initiative in international NGO networking. It connects organizations worldwide which are monitoring international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF, and regional development banks.
A grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice. It aims to enforce human rights through law. It supports lawyers, judges, NGOs and victims on the ground by tailoring activities in response to the needs of each group and region.
Independent Media Center
A grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice.
International Labour Organization's Special list of INGOs
The ILO has been keeping a Special List of Non-Governmental International Organizations since 1956 other than employers' and workers' organizations which also share the principles and objectives of the ILO Constitution and Declaration of Philadelphia.
ILI International Law Institute
The goal of the Institute is to plant the seeds of knowledge and experience so that 'all nations of the world can achieve practical solutions to their problems in ways that fit their own needs'.
Provides a library of background information on key civil liberties and human rights issues. Founded in 1934, Liberty is the largest membership organization of its kind in Europe.
On the Commons
A network of citizens and organizations exploring new ways to achieve social justice, environmental harmony and democratic participation at all levels of society.
One World
Dedicated to promoting human rights and sustainable development by harnessing the democratic potential of the Internet. This page is also available in French, Dutch, Italian and German.
Oxfam International
A confederation of twelve non-governmental organizations working together in more than 80 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
Privacy International
Human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations, based in London. PI has conducted campaigns throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security activities, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, and medical privacy.
Lists progressive & leftist protests, meetings, and conferences worldwide. By publishing a public record of their political activities on the web they are taking a stand against the established media.
Public Citizen
Public Citizen is a Washington DC-based, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.
Share The World's Resources
Share The World's Resources advocates for governments to secure basic human needs by sharing essential resources such as water, energy and staple food. We aim to promote greater international cooperation to facilitate a more equitable distribution of these vital goods and services.
South Centre
Aims to promote solidarity and mutual knowledge and understanding among the countries and the peoples of the South.
Third World Network
An independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.
Transparency International
TI is promoting new inter-governmental agreements to fight corruption in an internationally co-ordinated manner.
UIA Union of International Association
UIA's International Organizations & NGOs Project: clearing house for information on over 40,000 international non-profit organizations and constituencies.
United Nations Global Network of INGOs
This site is the home page for the UN's global NGO community (Non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations). Its aim is to help promote collaborations between NGOs throughout the world.
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
WANGO has an excellent INGO directory sorted by region.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
A online news site that was covers foreign policy and affairs with a contextual analysis around those key trends and events.
World Trade Observatory
A trade observatory on WTO, Globalization, Trade and Sustainable Development.



United Nations Development
Specialized Agencies
* Autonomous organisations working with the United Nations and each other through the co-ordinating machinery of the Economic and Social Council.
UNESCO United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation
IBE International Bureau of Education
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
UNESDOC: access to UNESCO full-text documents
UNESBIB: Bibliographic records of UNESCO documents, publications and Library collections
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UN Programmes & Funds  

UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
ITC International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF Statistics
UNDP Research
UNDP Human Development Report Statistics
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNRWA United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
* Reports only to the General Assembly.
UNV United Nations Volunteers
World Food Programme
Contains information about this UN agency's emergency relief projects, with some alarming statistics and reports on many African regions.

Regional Commissions

ECE Economic Commission for Europe
ECE Statistical Data on Internet
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Security Council 

UNSCOM United Nations Special Commission (Iraq)

Other UN entities

INSTRAW International Research & Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
* Reports only to the General Assembly.
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training & Research
UNOPS United Nations Office for Project Services
UNU United Nations University


DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs
DGAACS Department of General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management
DPA Department of Political Affairs
DPI Department of Public Information
EOSG Executive Office of the Secretary-General
ODA Office for Disarmament Affairs
OIOS Office of the Internal Oversight Services
OIP Office of the Iraq Programme
OLA Office of Legal Affairs
OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Other Resources 

CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women
The UN internet gateway on the advancement and empowerment of women.