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International Organizations / Foreign Governments

Minnesota State University Moorhead Library does not maintain a collection of foreign documents.  
However, access to Web/online versions of these documents is possible.

               Suggested Resources for Research

The University of Minnesota Wilson Library is a depository for U.N. and other international documents. Contact me for information on how to identify (by using UNDOC, the U.N. index to it's publications) and interlibrary loan these documents.

Governments on the WWW -- A useful beginning point for locating information from worldwide governments as well as information about the governments. "Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-national organizations etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995. Contains more than 12000 entries from 219 countries and territories as of April 1999. Frequently updated."

FIRST (Facts on International Relations and Security Trends) -- "A free-of-charge service for politicians, journalists, researchers and the interested public."   You  will find stats and facts by country on a wide variety of topics. They include: Military expenditures; Arms Production and Trade; Memberships, Agreements, and Events; Conflicts and Peace Keeping Activities; and Political System and Country Indicators.

European Union --  Official web site of the Union.

European Union Patent Office --  For information about EU patents as well as searching the patent database.

World Resources Institute -- "World Resources Institute provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future generations.  Our program meets global challenges by using knowledge to catalyze public and private action." [WRI]

International Court of Justice  -- For information about the Court and Court Documents,  including Unpublished Pleadings, which are now available .

UNESCO Libraries Portal -- An International Libraries Gateway for Librarians and Library Users.


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Last updated 01/25/06  [William G. Kenz]