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INTERNET RESOURCES
 

The Internet is now one of the most heavily used and easily accessible mediums for research and information about the United Nations. Dele­gates with access to the Internet will soon find that it complements books, such as this Guide, and is invaluable when it comes to obtaining current and historical information for country assignments. The Model U.N. conferences and groups that have their own sites on the World

Wide Web invariably have a host of links to other useful Web sites. Delegates will also want to take a look at the sites of other organiza­tions with a vested interest in the work of the United Nations. The Web sites of such organizations as UNA-USA (www.unausa.org) and the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), for example, contain informa­tion on and links to their international interests. The Electronic Embassy site (www.embassy.org), with links to all the embassies online, gives delegates access to the most recent statements and positions of the countries they are researching. Similarly, the CIA World Factbook (www.odci.gov/CIA/publications/factbook) and the International Affairs Network (www.pitt.edu/~an) contain vast amounts of information on every imaginable topic, from area studies and individual country infor­mation to broader topics, such as conflict resolution and international economy. News Web sites, such as the CNN site (www.cnn.com), are essential for delegates to keep track of current events. Their archives also provide information about past events. With a little digging, delegates can access nearly all the information they need.

 

THE U.N. HOME PAGE

 

The following outline should serve as an introduction to the United Nations Web site (www.un.org). The format for this outline is simple. The main topic headings from the main home page are given. The sub-links are listed directly below these main topic headings. The sub-links are general titles that lead into specific documents and information. Bold headings indicate sites that may be especially useful for delegates preparing for a conference.

Delegates should keep in mind that the Web is ever-changing, and many sites and specific locations may have changed since this outline was printed. If this proves to be the case, continue your search and you are bound to find the information that you are looking for.

PEACE AND SECURITY
http://www.un.org/peace

§       General information

§       Preventive action and peace-making

§       General Assembly

§       Security Council

§       United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)

§       Peacekeeping

-         Fifty years of peacekeeping

-         United Nations Documentation Research Guide: Special section on peacekeeping

§       Disarmament

§       Electoral assistance

§       Question of Palestine

§       Special representatives or envoys of the Secretary-General

§       Special reports

 

INTERNATIONAL LAW
http://www.un.org/law

§       International Court of Justice

§       International Criminal Court

§       Codification, development and promotion of international law

§       Law of the Sea

§       Treaties

§       International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

§       International Trade Law

§       International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

§       Verdicts on the crime of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

§       International Law Commission

 
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
http://www.un.org/ha

§       General information

§       Refugees

§       United Nations Office for the Iraq Programme

§       OCHA-online

§       Land mines

§       ReliefWeb

 
HUMAN RIGHTS

http://www.un.org/rights

§       General information

§       United Nations Documentation Research Guide: Special section on human rights

§       Universal Declaration of Human Rights

§       50th Anniversary of the Declaration

§       Treaties

§       U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

§       International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

§       International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

§       Verdicts on the crime of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

§       Monitoring

-         MICIVIH – International Civilian Mission in Haiti

-         MINUGUA – U.N. Mission for the Verification of Human Rights in Guatemala

 

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

http://www.un.org/esa

§       Parliamentary services

§       Research and analysis

§       National governments

§       Regional cooperation

§       Secretariat

§       Environment

§       Narcotic drugs

§       Social development

§       Trade

§       Human rights

§       Population

§       Statistics

§       Woman

§       Human settlements

§       Prevention of crime

§       Sustainable development

 

 ABOUT THE U.N.

http://www.un.org/aboutun

§       U.N. in brief

§       Principal organs of the U.N.

§       U.N. Charter

§       Statute of the International Court of Justice

§       Universal Declaration of Human Rights U.N. History

§       History of the U.N.

§       Milestones

§       Major Achievements

§       50th Anniversary

§       U.N. Secretaries-General

§       Deputy U.N. Secretary-General

§       U.N. member states

§       Facts about the United Nations

§       Image and reality

§       U.N. On-line tour

-               U.N. Headquarters in New York

-               U.N. Office in Geneva

 

 

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

http://www.un.org/events

§       U.N.Journal

§       Conferences and meetings

§       Special events at Headquarters

§       Conferences and observances

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

http://www.un.org/geninfo

§       Information for delegations

§       Information guide for services to the public

§       Dag Hammarskjold Library (DHL)

§       CyberSchooIBus

-         Events Orbit

-         Quiz Quad

-         Resource Source

-         Elementary Planet

-         Model U.N.

-         Curriculum Corner

-         Bookstore

-         The Daily Fax

§               U.N. briefing papers- The World Conferences  

§       Image and reality

§       U.N./NGO link

§               Employment opportunities  

§       U.N. joint staff pension fund

§               United Nations Staff College Project  

§       Procurement division

§       General telephone directory

§       Media accreditation

§       U.N. Chronicle

§       United Nations International School

§       Association of Former International Civil Servants

 

U.N. REFORM

http://www.un.org/reform

§       Re-form: The Bulletin of United Nations reform

§       Highlights

§       Documentation

§       Press Releases

 


AUDIO, VISUAL, WEBCAST

http://www.un.org/av

§       Television

§       Radio

§       Photo

§       Archives

§       News

§       Special events

§       New releases

§       Your comments

§       Inquiries/orders/subscriptions

 


PUBLICATIONS AND SALES

http://www.un.org/pubs

§       U.N. sales publications

§       Online publications

-         U.N. Chronicle

-         Africa Recovery

-         Image and Reality

-         Quotable Kofi Annan

-         U.N. in our Daily Lives

§       U.N. stamps

§       U.N. bookshop


DATABASES

http://www.un.org/databases

§       Audio-visual

-         U.N. in Action video catalogue

-         Security Council meetings on film and video

-         General Assembly meetings on film and video

§       ECLAC: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

-         Bibliographic database

§       Humanitarian affairs

-         Land mines

-         REFWORLD (refugees)

-         ReliefWeb

§       Peacekeeping training courses database

§       Statistics and indicators

-         MBS On-Line

-         Social indicators

§       Treaties

-         International Treaties

§       U.N. document symbols: Guide

-         U.N. Info Quest (UN-I-QUE) (1946 onwards)

§       United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine

-         About UNISPAL

-         UNISPAL

 

 

WHAT'S NEW?

http://www.u.org/newlinks

§       Recent additions to the U.N. Web site

 

 

U.N. NEWS

http://www.un.org/news

§       U.N. Journal-Programme of daily meetings at U.N. Headquarters, New York

-         Latest Daily Journal

-         Previous Daily Journals

§       Briefing room

-         Press briefings (last 7 days)

-         Press briefings-video

-         Daily briefings search

§       Office of the spokesman for the Secretary-General

§       Daily highlights-brief press summaries

-         Latest daily highlights

-         Daily highlights search

§       U.N. press releases

-         Press releases (last 7 days)

-         Press release search

§       Fact sheets & newsletters

 


U.N. DOCUMENTS

http://www.un.org/docs

§       United Nations documentation Research guide

§       Daily list of documents issued at Headquarters

§       Documents alert

§       U.N. conference documents

§       U.N. documents in German

§       U.N. Secretary-General

§       Security Council

§       General Assembly

§       Economic and Social Council

§       U.N.-I-QUE (U.N. Info Quest)

 

U.N. AROUND THE WORLD

http://www.un.org/aroundworld

§       Official Web locator for the U.N. system

§       World map of U.N. Web sites

§       Departments, offices, programs, and regional commissions

§       List of member states

§       Permanent missions to the U.N.

-         ­New York

-         Geneva

§       U.N. information centres

§       Depository libraries

 

 

U.N. MEMBER STATES

http://www.un.org/members

§       Member states of the United Nations

§       Permanent missions to the United Nations-New York

§       Permanent missions to the United Nations-Geneva

§       E-mail addresses of permanent missions to the United Nations-New York

§       Home pages of permanent missions to the United Nations-New York

§       Information for delegations

§       Information on the Year 2000 computer problem

§       Non-member states maintaining permanent observer missions at U.N. Headquarters

§       Intergovernmental organizations and other organizations or entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent offices at Headquarters

 

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OTHER INTERNET SOURCES

 INTELLIGENCE                

§       Central Intelligence Agency

www.odci.gov

§       Central Intelligence Machinery

www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/cabsec/

§       Defense Intelligence Agency

www.dia.mil/index.html

§       Intelligence Online Project

http://kahn.interaccess.com/intelweb/ www.state.gov

§       International Relations and Security Network

www.isn.ethz.ch

§       National Security Agency

www.fas.org/irp/nsa/index.html

§       Security Intelligence Review Committee

www.sirc-csars.gc.ca

§       Stratfor

www.stratfor.com

 

 
DEFENCE

 

§       Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

www.acq.osd.mil/bmdo/bmdolink/html

§       Defense LINK

www.defenselink.mil

§       Joint Chiefs of Staff

www.dtic.mil/jcs

 

 

REGULATORY AGENCIES (UNITED STATES)

 

§       Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov

§       Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov

§       National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.ftc.gov

§       Nuclear Regulatory Commission

www.nrc.gov

§       Securities and Exchange Commission

www.sec.gov

 

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (UNITED STATES)

 

§       Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

www.acda.gov

§       Census Bureau

www.census.gov

§       Center for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov

§       Department of State

www.state.gov

§       United States House of Representatives

www.house.gov

§       United States Information Agency

www.usia.gov/usis.html

§       White House

www.whitehouse.gov/WH/

 

 

SECURITY STUDIES

 

§       Africa Policy

www.africapolicy.org

§       Bonn International Center for Conversion

http://bicc.uni-bonn.de

§       British American Security Information Council

www.basicint.org

§       Brookings Institution

www.brook.edu

§       Council on Foreign Relations

www.foreignrelations.org/public

§       Federation of American Scientists

www.fas.org

§       Foreign Affairs

www.foreignaffairs.org

§       Foreign Policy

www.foreignpolicy.com

§       ID21

www.id21.org/search.htm

§       Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses

www.idsa-india.org/an-content.htm

§       Institute for the Studies of Conflict, Ideology and Policy

www.bu.edu/iscip

§       Institute for Security Studies

www.iss.co.za

§       Inter-American Development Bank

www.iadb.org/exr/english/ index_english.htm

§       International Peace Academy

www.ipacademy.org

§       Monterey Institute

www.miis.edu/res/index.html

§       South Asian Analysis Group

www.saag.org

§       Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

www.sipri.se

§       United Nations Association of the USA

www.unausa.org

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

§       European Union

www.europa.eu.int

§       League of Arab States (unofficial)

http://192.203.180.62

§       North Atlantic Treaty Organization

http://hq.nato.int

§       Organization of American States

www.oas.org

§       Organization of African Unity

www.oau-oua.org

§       Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

www.osce.org

 

 

GOVERNMENTS

 

§       Australia

www.media.fed.gov       

§       Austria

www.bmaa.gv.at            

§       Belgium

www.belgium.fgov.be    

§       Canada

www.canada.gc.ca/main_e.html   

§       Germany

www.bundesregierung.de     

§       Norway

http://odin.dep.no/html/english 

§       Sweden

www.sida.gov.se

§       United Kingdom

www.open.gov.uk

§       United States

www.state.gov

 


NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

§       Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

www.adra.org

§       Africare

www.africare.org

§       American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

http://afsc.org

§       Amnesty International  

www.amnesty-usa.org

§       Atlanta International School

www.minefield.org

§       AUSTCARE

www.austcare.com.au

§       CARE

www.care.org

Carnegie Corporation of New York

www.carnegie.org

§       Catholic Relief Services

www.catholicreliefcrs.org

§       CIET International, Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies 

www.ciet.org

§       Community Aid Abroad Trading Pty Ltd www.perthwa.com.au/comaidabroad

§       Development Alternatives, Inc.

www.dai.com     

§       Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)

www.escape.ca/~dpi

§       Doctors Without Borders

www.dwb.org

§       Global Landmine Survey

www.landminesurvey.org

§       Greenpeace International

www.greenpeace.org

§       Handicap International

www.handicap.international.org

§       Human Rights Watch

www.hrw.org

§       Institute for Global Communications

www.igc.org/igc

§       International Crisis Group (ICG)

www.intlcrisisgroup.org

§       International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

www.ifrc.org

§       International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC)

www.intrescom.org

§       Landmine Survivors Network

www.landminesurvivors.org

§       Lutheran World Relief

www.lwr.org/landmine.html

§       Medecins sans Frontieres USA, Inc. (Doctors Without Borders, USA, Inc)

www.dwb.org

§       Medico International

www.medico-international.de

§       Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

www.mennonitecc.ca/mcc/programs/ peace/landmines.html

§       Mine Warfare Association (MINWARA)

www.minwara.org

§       Mines Action Canada

www.minesactioncanada.com

§       NGO Committee on Disarmament

    www.igc.apc.org/disarm/index.html

§       Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

www.npaid.no

§       OneWorld

www.oneworld.org/guides/landmines/ front.html

§       Operation USA

www.opusa.org

§       Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund Office of Health and Nutrition, USAID

www.info.usaid.gov

§       Physicians against Land Mines (PALM)

www.banmines.org

§       Physicians for Global Survival

www.healthnet.org/IPPNW

§       Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

www.phrusa.org

§       Project Ploughshares Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Conrad Grebel College

http://watservi.uwaterloo.ca/ffplough

§       Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF)

www.cyberspace.com/ffpdf

§       Radda Barnen/Swedish Save The Children

www.refintl.org

§       Refugees International

www.refintl.org

§       Save the Children USA

www.savethechildren.org

§       Students Against Landmines

www3.sympatico.ca/st.elizabethi/mine/ mine.htm

§       United Nations Association Canada

www.ncrb.unac.org/landmines/ landmines.html

§       Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF)

www.vvaf.org

§       World Emergency Relief

www.reliefnet.org/rnet/wer.html

§       World EOD Foundation

http://eod.org

§       World Rehabilitation Fund

www.worldrehabfund.org

§       World Vision

www.wvi.org

§       Women's International Net

www.geocities.com/Wellesley/33zi

                                                       

NEWS

§       Associated Press

http://wire.ap.org

§       British Broadcasting Corporation

http://news.bbc.co.uk

§       Cable News Network

www.cnn.com

§       The Economist

www.economist.com

§       Financial Times

www.ft.com/hippocampus/index.html

§       Foreign Wire

www.foreignwire.com

§       Le Monde Diplomatique

www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en

§       MSNBC

www.msnbc.com

§       The Nation

www.thenation.org

§       Newsweek

www.newsweek.com/nw-srv/printed/int/front.htm

§       The New York Times

www.nytimes.com

§       Policy

www.policy.com

§       RAND Publications

www.rand.org/PUBS/index.html

§       Reuters

www.reuters.com/news

§       Time

http://cgi.pathfinder.com/time

§       Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com

§       World Policy Journal

www.worldpolicy.org

§       World Press

www.worldpress.org

 

 

MIDDLE EAST                      

    §       Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine

www.palestinecenter.org

§       Middle East Insight

www.mideastinsight.org

§       Middle East Research and Information Project

www.merip.org

§       Middle East Review of International Affairs

www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/meria.html

§       Middle East Times

http://metimes.com

§       The Washington Institute of Near East Policy

www.washingtoninstitute.org/pubs

 

UNITED NATIONS

§       United Nations

www.un.org

§       United Nations Children's Fund

www.unicef.org

§       United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

www.unesco.org

§       United Nations Development Programme

www.undp.org

§       United Nations Environment Programme

www.unep.org

§       United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

www.unhchr.ch

§       United Nations Industrial Development Programme

www.unido.org

§       United Nations International Drug Control Programme

www.undcp.org

§       World Bank

www.worldbank.org

§       World Food Programme

www.wfp.org

§       World Health Organization

www.who.int

§       Other United Nations Bodies

www.unsystem.org/index8.html

 

 
HUMAN RIGHTS

 

§       Anti-Defamation League

www.adl.org

§       Center for Human Rights Education

www.pdhre.org

§       Center for the Study of Human Rights

www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights

§       Child Rights International Research Institute

www.childrights.com

§       Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

www.newdeal.FERI.org\FERI

§       Human Rights Access

www.clark.net/hrx

§       Human Rights Internet

www.hri.ca

§       International Human Rights Law Institute

www.depaul.edu/-ihrli

§       Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

www.lchr.org

§       Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights www.umn.edu/humanrts/mnadvocates

§       Physicians for Human Rights

www.phrusa.org

§       Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights

www.rfkmemorial.org

§       University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.

    www.umn.edu/humanrts

 

 
MULTIPLE LINKS

 

§       Defense and Security

http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usassi/hotlinks.htm

§       Refugee Law Center

www.refugeelawcenter.org/ bookmarks.htm

§       The Drudge Report

www.drudgereport.com

§       General

www.crisisweb.org

 

H. Berghuis