Governments on the WWW
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.
From Northwestern University Library. Provides an alphabetical list by country of all foreign government webpages, including national ministries, parliaments, and central banks.
Nations of the World from the Law Library of Congress Provides links the country's Constitution and government, legal guides and general country information.
Website maintained by Richard Kimber of the University of Keele
European Union Homepage.
Economic Commission for Europe
(UNECE)This section of the United Nations "strives to foster sustainable economic growth among its 56 member countries. To that end UNECE provides a forum for communication among States; brokers international legal instruments addressing trade, transport and the environment; and supplies statistics and economic and environmental analysis."
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
APEC focuses on three key areas: trade and investment liberalisation, business facilitation and economic and technical cooperation.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: (1) to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and (2) to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter."
Organization of American States (OAS)
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region’s principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."
(AU) Created to accelerate the process of integration in the continent to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalization.
From Northwestern University Library's Legal Research Center. A selective list of links to international organizations or agencies and U.S. governmental agencies that are relevant to international law or business, as well as to web sites that provide comprehensive access to international organizations and information.
International Governmental Organizations
From Northwestern University Library. Alphabetical list of IGO websites, including links to press releases and publications. Includes links to many IGOs that other websites omit.
United Nations Home Page
The purposes of the United Nations, as set forth in the Charter, are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: support sustainable economic growth; boost employment; raise living standards; maintain financial stability; assist other countries' economic development; contribute to growth in world trade
International Court of Justice
Cornell Law Library is now the official mirror website for the Americas for The International Court of Justice (Court, or ICJ). The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, is located in the Hague, Netherlands. Founded in 1946 to replace the Permanent Court of International Justice, it is the principal judicial body of the United Nations.
International Monetary Fund
Featuring the full text of selected IMF Working Papers, as well as the IMF Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (information about economic and financial data disseminated by member countries).
United Nations Environment Programme
Homepage of the UNEP, whose mandate is "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations."
The World Bank is one of the world’s largest sources of development assistance. Its primary focus is on helping the poorest people and poorest countries. This website provides an overview of how the Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to help developing countries onto paths of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth.