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International information varies in both quantity and availability, frequently due to language issues. The links provided here are for information generated by non-US goverments. Many nations collect and publish their own statistics and are listed below the general resources.
For non-governmental organizations that are international in scope (the United Nations, Red Cross, etc.) please see the NGO section.
Population and Housing Censuses
Includes both Demographic Yearbook and summary reports from the United Nations
World Population Clock (US Census Department)
Social and Legal
Foreign and International Law Guides (Library of Congress)
Health (World Health Organization)
Discussion of issues and current problems in health around the world
United Nations' site for the Declaration of Human Rights, statistics and reports.
Law (Guide to Law Online) Assembled by the Library of Congress to link to sources on government and law throughout the world including multinational, national and US territories.
Nations of the World
Assembled by the Library of Congress, links are provided to constitutions, governing bodies and legal resources.
Censuses & Statistics (National and Topical)
FAOSTAT (formerly AquaStat) (Water)
Collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations) Statistics Division on water sources and use.
Key Development Data & Statistics
Collected by the World Bank and includes Country Profiles.
World Census of Agriculture
Collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations) Statistics Division. Although data has been collected every 10 years, beginning with 1980, the available data is for 1990 and 2000
Statistics Canada (demographics, agriculture and much more)
This list provides search engines and online directories to international governments (IGO) and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Non-government organizations are agencies like the International Red Cross or United Nations. Some engines are created by the US Government while others are from universities or other reputable organizations.
Africa: Country Pages
From the University of Pennsylvania
Asian Studies WWW VIrtual Library (including Oceania)
Hosted at the Australian National University, scroll down to the Individual Countries and Select Areas section.
Canada, Government of
The official site for the Canadian government, see also Canadian Parlimentary Publications: A Research Guide
Assembled by the Central Intelligence Agency and updated monthly, this is a list of who is in what position in foreign governments. Note addresses and contact information are not provided.
A wealth of links to information on the association of 53 nations through the Secretariat for the Commonwealth based in London.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
Provided by the University of Texas, click on "Countries" in the directory to access a list of nations.
Electronic version of formerly hard copy texts on developing nations of the world. The information is updated approximately every 12 years by experts at the Library of Congress.
List of Foreign Governments
Part of Northwest University's International Documents Page, this site lists nations of the world with links to the official agencies. Many of these sites will be in a language other than English, but an English-language alternative may be available.
Governments on the WWW
While not updated frequently, this site is a wealth of information about governmental institutions including parliaments, ministries, courts, and city councils from over 200 countries.
While designed for younger users, this site offers data comparison between up to seven selected UN member nations.
Russian and East European Network Information Center
Provided by the University of Texas.
World Factbook From the Central Intelligence Agency, used for a variety of resource topics on each nation.
International Committee of the Red Cross Activities, legal information and more from the worldwide humanitarian organization.
NGO Cafe An organization of organizations, this site is a means for non-government organizations to share information. The easiest way to navigate the page on your first visit is to open the site map and drill down to see the different categories of information available.
World Trade Organization Information on international trade negotiations, agreements, meetings and official business of the organization. Be aware there is a hoax site at http://www.gatt.org/ that uses the WTO website look, for the purpose of protesting the WTO.