International Studies information resources: Additional resources

Government information

International Monetary Fund
An organization that promotes international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements, to foster economic growth and high levels of employment, and to provide temporary financial assistance.

United Nations
Global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, security, economic development, and social equity. Is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity.

UN Digital Library (UNDL)
Includes official documents, UN maps, speech and voting card. 

UN Economic and Social Council
The principal organ to coordinate economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions.

The World Bank
An internationally-supported bank that provides loans, advice, and an array of customized resources to more than 100 developing countries for development programs with the stated goal of reducing poverty.

Complex emergencies

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is the government agency providing US economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for more than 40 years.

The United Children's Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World Economic Forum
An independent, international organization incorporated as a Swiss not-for-profit foundation. Its commitment is to improve the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Human security

Conflict Barometer
Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research production, which describes recent trends in conflict development, escalations, settlements.

Human Security Report Project
Conducts research on global and regional trends in political violence, their causes and consequences and to make this research accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public. 

International Crisis Group
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with some 145 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

International Relations and Security Network
Works to promote a better understanding of the strategic challenges we face in today’s changed security environment. Provides products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide.

Other useful resources

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs 
High quality sources on information and analysis on various global studies topics and issues.

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