The Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
The BIS is an international organization fostering the cooperation of
central banks and
international financial institutions. The site has several different
types of papers on international banking issues like policy papers,
working papers, and economic papers regarding payment and settlement,
international banking supervision, and financial systems.
The Federation of International Trade Associations
A network of 300,000 companies belonging to 300 trade associations in
the US, Canada and Mexico.
Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Includes stats, database, magazine, archives, and resources. Database
on agriculture includes ten main subjects such as legislation, economy
and development (includes trade), plant science and production, plant
protection, post harvest technology, animal science, production and
protection, agricultural machinery and engineering, natural resources
and environment, processing of agricultural products, and pollution. The
database on economics includes stats, commodities and trade, economic
studies, food security, nutrition, food quality, global perspectives and
stats databases. The fisheries database includes information on
resources, production, trade, management, environment, socio-economics,
stats, publications, library, meetings, regional offices, and statutory
bodies. The forestry database includes information by country, subject,
structure and mission, publications, databases and site maps. The
nutrition database includes information on food nutrition and
agriculture review, Codes Aliementarius Commission, JECFA, food
composition, nutrition, education, nutrition requirements, household
food security, food control, nutrition assessment, international
conference on nutrition, food and nutrition data, and publications. The
database on sustainable development includes information on women and
population, participation, institutions, land tenure, rural
administration and cooperatives, energy, environment, information
policy, planning and management, research and technology, extension and
education and communication.
International Labor Organization
Contains information regarding labor standards and human rights.
Databases with public information and publications.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The site is dedicated to publishing information regarding human
trafficking, migration movements, and technical assistance available for
International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
This site is dedicated to technical committees and ad-hoc working
groups that evaluate the impact on investors, intermediaries, markets
and regulators of the developments in technology and Internet stocks.
Some of the activities advertised on this site are IOSCO organized
annual conferences and a documents file.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The standards and world trade section of this site looks at the WTO
and the ISO and their common goals. This part of the site also has
information from the Agreement on the Technical Barriers to Trade which
established the rules on standards. There is also information on the
Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues regarding standardization and then
further information on all topics that is part of the workshops page.
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
This site is organized by the UN and it looks at the financial
contributions and tracking for natural disasters and other emergencies.
The site also has country information that shows UN emergency reports
and field coordination efforts.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
This site contains information regarding development/co-operation,
including the Development Centre, and the Development Assistance Committee. It
also addresses relations with non-members, economics and long term analysis
(including the economics department and international futures programme),
education, employment, labor social affairs, energy (including the
international energy agency, nuclear energy agency), environment issues,
finance, investment, taxation and competition (as well as OECD principles of
corporate governance, e-commerce, regulatory reform, aging society,
sustainable development, transport, trade, territorial development, stats,
science, technology and industry, public management, initiatives, corruption,
money laundering, food, agriculture and fisheries, current issues- news
releases, and upcoming events. Also inlcuded are OECD news releases, upcoming
events, publications, monthly statistics, speeches, observer magazine and
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Includes information about the organization, events and meetings,
technical co-operation, guide to publications, press and reference
items, related links. Includes information on the General System of
Preferences (GSP), trade, environment and development, international
investment agreements, positive agenda, e-commerce and development,
greenhouse gas emissions and trade, LDC’s, multi-modal transport,
UNCTAD and NGO’s, poverty alleviation, TRAINS (Trade Analysis &
Information System), The biotrade initiative, competition law and
policy, division on investment, technology and enterprise- development,
debt management, investment promotion agencies, Trade Point Development
Centre, Non-governmental liaison services, ASYCUDA.
Union of International Associations (UIA)
This site is a agglomerate of several hundred sites that are part of
the UIA. The site is divided by profiles, projects, and products and
then cross listed with each other based on overlying areas.
United Nations Development Project (UNDP)
The site focus areas on poverty, gender, environment, and governance.
Access to UN systems, such as the UN web site locator, UN bookmarks, and
UN agency information and permanent missions.
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
The site includes links to environmental and sustainable development
sites, official UN documents, UNON, UN around the world, environmental
issues, state of the global environment, products, services, countries,
regions, conventions, calendar, and events
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)
This UN organization looks at human rights abuses ranging from racism
to genital defiguration. There are committees that look at these issues
and make decisions. Their decisions and research are available on the
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Contains UNITAR statutes, staff reports, publications, Board of
trustees, information regarding communication technologies, peacemaking
and preventive diplomacy programmes, debt, economic and financial
management, foreign economic relations, international affairs
management, applications and environmental law, chemcials and waste
management, climate change, decentralized cooperation and international
Explains the mandate of the bank, brief country descriptions with
country data and country assistance strategies. 1999 annual report,
information on regions, countries, topics and sectors. School and
teachers, development forum, NGO’s and civil society, speeches,
on-line bookstore, data, maps, operations and policies. Business and
private sector and research. Development framework, news, speeches and
events. These topics include anti-corruption, economics, education,
energy, environment, financial sector, gender, health, nutrition and
population, informatics, telecommunications, labor, social protection,
law, development, mining, participation, poverty reduction, public
sector, private sector development, rural development, agriculture,
social development, transport, urban development, water supply and
sanitation, non-governmental organizations and civil society, government
procurement, project financing tools, risk management tools, financing
for small and medium enterprises, advisory services, investment
marketing services (IMS), information services, learning programs.
World Bank/WTO Trade and Development Center
This organization is part of the WTO and is made up of member
countries trying to form agreements on how to bring trade to the lesser
developed members. Some of the issues that this group looks at are
technical assistance and training courses. The site is complete with
several different documents that look at the spread of trade and the
effects in LDC nations.
World Economic Forum
The sites includes information regarding the annual meeting, regional
networks, events, reports and publications, members and latest news
about constitutents, centres, projects and media centre.
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Available: Information center for women inventors, conference on
Intellectual Property, building project, e-commerce, arbitration,
information technology (SCIT) library, PCT system, and press releases.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The site provides current trade news, information on trade disputes, country
profiles, current WTO issues and events, and historical information on the
multilateral trading system from the GATT to the WTO.