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International Information Sources

Fun site which indexes national anthems from around the world.  Complete with sound samples and sheet music, where available.

The Bureau is a division of the State Department.  EB's mission is to promote economic security and prosperity at home and abroad. On this site you will find links and resources for all of these tools and the ways the U.S. Department of State and EB are engaged to implement U.S. foreign economic policy.

List of publications from the Bureaul of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.  Includes:

International Labor Comparisons

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Country Profiles

The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

International Maps

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Industry, Trade and the Economy: Data and Analysis Provides information and analysis pertaining to issues affecting U.S. industry competitiveness

Background Notes  Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.

Foreign Relations of the United States
Produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, the Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

Public Diplomacy Query, U.S. Department of State International Information Programs
An electronic archive of the International Information Programs , Department of State [formerly U.S. Information Agency], comprised of a wide array of official texts, statements, publications, reports, and other documents on U.S. foreign policy, international issues, and IIP overseas programs. This archive is no longer hosted by the Dept. of State, but many of the materials can be found by searching the Federation of American Scientists site using the link above. Begin your search with PDQ - such as "PDQ and Iraq."

World Leaders


International Labor Affairs

Corporate Social Responsibility

International Information Program
Engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society, and values to help create an environment receptive to US national interests.  Archived information available at

InfoUSA is a resource for people around the world who seek information about United States history, culture, economy, educational systems, political processes and more. The site is developed and maintained by the Office of Information Resources in the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), U.S. Department of State.

US Embassies and Consulates

Passport Information & Forms

Travel Advisories

Travel and Living Abroad Information

Office of the Legal Advisor

Lexis-Nexis, Country Profiles

Publications and reports to Congress on several topics including:

  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
  • Country Reports on Terrorism
  • International Religious Freedom Report
  • Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Archived information available

Electronic Research Collection  Hosted by the University of Illinois Chicago, the ERC features electronically archived information produced by State Department from 1990 to 1997.

Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee Report (Mitchell Report), 2001  comprehensive report on the then status of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people,government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Flags of the World

Founded by former US President Jimmy Carter, the Carter Center leads and supports international intiatives on issues of human rights, health, and peace.

The purposes of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.
"Unrestricted free access is provided to selected global datasets, such as the Millennium Indicators Database, which presents 48 social and economic indicators and related series by country and year since 1985, and the Social Indicators data set."

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

Projects & Operations

Database and Statistics


WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity. 
Its mission is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries, through a balanced and effective international intellectual property system.