International Organizations

  • Organization of American States
    The OAS includes all 35 independent nations in the Americas, with information in a variety of languages (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.) They publish annual reports, as well as topical reports based on subcommittee groups, like Human Rights, Education, Law and Sustainable Development.
  • United Nations
    The UN publishes a plethora of information on a wide variety of issues and in many languages. Their reports can be accessed by broad topic within “Resources and Services” under “Publications.” You may also access the UN Library collections, documents about the UN and maps within “Resources and Services.”
  • Amnesty International
    The “Library” link provides access to AI’s pubications. “Human Rights Information” from the main page allows access to information by country.
  • Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración
    Composed of 12 Latin American countries, ALADI favors creating an area of economic preference in Latin America. They publish a wide variety of economic and statistical reports in Spanish language.
  • Association of Caribbean States
    The ACS hosts events focusing on Trade, Transport, Sustainable Tourism and Natural Disasters in the Caribbean region. A summary of their work can be found under “FAQ.” They publish papers online under each of their four focus areas.
  • Earthwatch
    A good source on information on climate change, Earthwatch funds researh globally and publishes these results.
  • Center for International Policy
    CIP is an organization that promotes responsible foreign policy within the Americas. In their “About Us” section, they clearly list their funding sources. CIP publishes approximately 4 reports annually, focusing on different projects within their mission statement.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
    The FAO is part of the United Nations, working to end world hunger. Much like the UN, the FAO publishes detailed reports often. These can be found through their “Publications” link. The website may also be browsed topically.
  • Inter-American Development Bank
    Conducting social and economic research and development projects within the Americas, the IADB publishes current news and reports.
  • Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe
    INTAL is a part of the IADB, focusing more specifically on trade. Their publications are available in Spanish language.
  • Comisión Económico para América Latina y el Caribe
    CEPAL is one of five regional comissions of the United Nations. Its focus is the economic development of Latin America. The site contains useful Research, Publications and Statistics.
  • World Trade Organization
    The WTO is a global organization that negotiates trade between nations. A useful way to navigate the website is through the “Resources for…” section at the left of the page.
  • Sistema de Información sobre Comercio Exterior
    SICE is the Organization of American States Foreign Trade Information System. Their focus is on trade policy in the Americas, and they provide documentation of trade agreements and devlopments.
  • Worldbank
    The World Bank focuses on providing financial assistance to countries around the world by providing loans, credit and grants. They conduct research and issue reports regularly on economic conditions globally.