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International Government Statistics and NGO Reports: Internet Resources
Suggestions for getting started with international relations research and links to international government, UN and NGO statistical websites.
Content: Statistical datasets from government and private sector sources; International statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc.; statistical publications of US Federal, US State government, business, and research institute; and Tables selected from US government and business reports
Asian Development Bank is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. ADB's main partners are governments, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, development agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations.
The OECD was created as an economic counterpart to Nato and is a forum where the governments of 30 market democracies work together to address the economic, social and governance challenges of globalization.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, (APEC) is a forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region .APEC is the only inter governmental grouping in the world operating on the basis of non-binding commitments, open dialogue and equal respect for the views of all participants. Unlike the WTO or other multilateral trade bodies, APEC has no treaty obligations required of its participants. Decisions made within APEC are reached by consensus and commitments are undertaken on a voluntary basis.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.
ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. As the development partner for small business export success, ITC’s goal is to help developing and transition countries achieve sustainable human development through exports. This link opens to their statistics page.
World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It provides 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.
The eight Millennium Development Goals which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.
This is the most comprehensive database for UN documents and publications, from the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library. It includes speeches, voting records, and resolutions. Full text from 1993, bibliographic records from 1979.
This series chronicles the progress achieved and the obstacles facing the United Nations year by year. It is an offered as an authoritative reference for scholars, policy makers and the all global citizens.
This website contains news; features; actions; video and audio; information about countries, campaigns and issues. Amnesty International also produces hundreds of reports, press releases, appeals for action and newsletters each year and these are available in the Library.