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Government Information: International Government Sites

A good starting point for finding resources in all levels of government: federal, state, city and international.

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Country Studies - from the Library of Congress. Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. 

World Factbook - produced by the CIA; background material for 267 countries; reference maps

International Sites

Constitution Finder - pull-down index to over 200 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents;  constitutions are offered in original languages and English.

Demographic Yearbook - The UN Demographic Yearbook provides statistics for over 230 countries and areas in the world and covers such subjects as: population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce.

Elections Around the World - now on a Wkipedia site

Electronic Embassy- Information on all foreign embassies of Washington, D.C.

Embassy World - Index of all embassies worldwide, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Europa -The Gateway to the European Union

International Database - demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas

United Nations - pages available in several languages

UN Statistical Yearbook - latest year.  UN Statistical Yearbook Previous Issues (back to 2007)

Nations of the World - Part of the Law Library of Congress's Global Legal Information Network. Links to information on all the countries' constitutions, as well as their legislative, executive, and judicial bodies.

Non Governmental Organizations - Worldwide NGO Directory. Browse by Region. NGOs have become increasingly influential in world affairs and many have relationships with intergovernmental organizations such as the UN.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Provides "global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication."

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.