Global & Regional Issues
CIA World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 countries and world entities.
Official Document System of the United Nations – full text of the United Nations parliamentary documents (including resolutions and decisions) since 1993.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -economic surveys for countries as well as reports on issues such as corruption, health, corporate governance and trade. Good for statistics.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)- news and short reports about regional issues including education, energy and tourism.
United Nations (UN)-reports, fact sheets, maps and news about dozens of global issues ranging from climate change to human rights to terrorism.
The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources – an excellent directory to over 2,000 annotated links for country information, statistics, international affairs and global studies.
World Bank -statistics, country reports and papers on global issues such as hunger, poverty, health, environment and gender.
World Health Organization (WHO)-hundreds of health topics including food safety, child development, infant nutrition and tobacco. Good for statistics.