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United Nations Homepage
Official Homepage for the UN. Contains excellent information and direct links to official publications such as General Assembly resolutions from 1981 and Security Council Resolutions from 1974. No keyword searching is available.

United Nations Information Centers
Comprehensive link to UN Web Sites and other related organizations. This unofficial list, provided for the convenience of the Drug Control Programme Staff, is actually easier to navigate and the links are more comprehensive that at the official UN site. Includes statistical information and full-text publications. Also includes keyword searching of General Assembly Documents and Resolutions. Provides among others, links to:

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization),
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
UN ECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
UNCJIN (United Nations Criminal Justice Information Network)

Permanent Missions to the United Nations
Official site for the permanents missions. Contains visa information, mission directory, biographies, and country profiles. Each country is responsible for their own page.

Organization of American States
The Homepage for the OAS. contains useful full-text copies of General Assembly and Permanent Council Resolutions for 1994 and 1996, as well as press releases, statements, speeches, and newspaper articles concerning the OAS. Also includes a list of treaties with brief abstracts and includes signatories and date of signature. Later treaties are full-text. Each member nation has an individual page containing specific information and links.

European Union
A WWW server offering information on the European Union's goals and policies. Includes some full-text publications of Green and White papers. Excellent for information about the EU. Also provides links to European member states Web pages.

World Health Organization
Excellent information about the agency and includes many full-text publications such as the World Health Report (Executive Summary) and the Weekly Epidemiological Record. Direct access to WHO Statistical Information System.

World Bank
Link to World Bank information and publications. Contains many full-text publications and abstracts of many more. Subject areas include economic, environment, and some social information.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Contains excellent information about NATO and its activities. Includes press releases, transcripts, the NATO Handbook, and full-text of the NATO Review.

International Monetary Fund
Contains full-text copies of press releases, speeches, and IMF information.Also contains publication summaries.

Foreign Government Resources on the Web University of Michigan
Links to individual county information is a strong point of this outstanding site compiled by Grace York at the University of Michigan.

World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization is a new international organization that administers and implements multilateral and plurilateral trade agreements. It also oversees national trade policies and cooperates with other international institutions involved in global economic policy-making. Excellent full-text, country-specific trade and economic policy reviews are available on this site, as well as press releases, and ordering information for other WTO publications.

International Organizations Links and Links to National Governments GODORT
The International Documents Task Force of the Government Documents Roundtable, American Library Association maintains these links.

Web Sites on National Parliaments
Excellent site containing direct links to official government parliamentary information.

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Statistics

Statistics Finland
Includes many international links.

U.S. Census Bureau, International Statistical Agencies
Comprehensive list to statistical agencies of foreign governments.

WHOSIS World Health Organization Statistical Information System
Direct link to statistics about world health.

UN Crime and Justice Information Network
Excellent links to criminal justice information. Includes UN Country Profiles.

Social Indicators of Development, 1994 World Bank/CIESIN
Population, education, income, labor, and consumer expenditure statistics for 170 countries, 1965+ User-friendly searching. Click on "search interface" to access the data.

Infonation United Nations
Basic geographical, economic, population and societal statistics for UN member countries. Allow for comparisons among countries.

Penn World Tables University of Toronto
1950-1988 data for 152 countries and 29 subjects. Subjects include population, various GDP tables, exchange rate, construction.

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Treaties

Collections of Multi-National Conventions Library of Congress
Excellent starting place containing annotated listings of comprehensive sites. Includes NAFTA, NATO, European Union, WTO, and GATT, among others.

The Multilaterals Project Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
The Fletcher School began this project in 1992 and maintains access to international multilateral conventions, protocols, and international covenants, and the "world's most complete collection of intellectual property agreements (filed under "Trade and Commercial Relations"). Instruments are arranged chronologically and also by subject. Search engine is available.

Wiretap
Gopher access to several important treaties and conventions such as the Geneva Convention, the Hague Conventions, the League of Nations, and the Law of the Sea, among others.

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