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Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
United Nations (UN)
Website provides documents, reports and activities on a wide variety of world issues including security, terrorism, human rights, economic development, social development, and international law.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
International organization focusing on international trade and trade-related treaties.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Focuses on migration trends throughout the world and supports humane treatment of migrants, includes information on countries, diasporas, policy issues, etc.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
An international court tribunal established in 2002 focusing on prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanities and war crimes. This is an independent organization with membership of 121 countries.
Bretton Woods Institutions
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Focuses on international monetary cooperation, monetary exchange, economics, etc. of its member countries and also provides temporary financial assistance to countries.
World Bank (WB)
International organization focusing on the developing world by providing loans and grants to countries to develop education, health, agricultural and economic systems.
IGO Search Engine
Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Search Engine
The IGO and NGO Search Engines above are custom Google searches that search the content of IGO and NGO websites. They are maintained by librarians in the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).
UN Human Rights Council
IGO within the UN system consisting of 47 UN member countries elected to the Council by the UN General Assembly. The Council reviews human rights policies and issues of member countries.
UN Security Council
This entity is the "security organ" of the UN, consisting of 15 member states (5 permanent, 10 rotating) that determine UN actions regarding issues of international peace and conflict areas.
UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSO)
Apparatus of the UN, focusing on international economic and developmental projects and goals.
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