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World-Cultures United Nations Agencies: UNESCO

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ecosoc/
United Nations organ facilitating international cooperation on standards-making and problem-solving in economic and social issues. Information on the organ's bureaucracy, membership, news highlights, ambassadorial statements, and official decisions.

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations: Economic and Social Council http://www.un.org/partners/civil_society/ngo/n-ecosoc.htm
Documents on the relationship between an association of independent organizations and the Economic and Social Council.


Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd.htm
Monitors and reports on national and international implementation of the 1992 Earth Summit agreements.

Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/
Prepares recommendations and reports on urgent problems and general issues of women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields.

Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/2/chr.htm
Drafts international human rights treaties, investigates rights violations, and advises states on implementation of rights agreements.

Commission for Social Development http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/csd/index.html
Monitors implementation of agreements produced at the 1995 Social Summit in Copenhagen.

Statistical Commission (STATCOM) http://www.un.org./Depts/unsd/statcom/statcom.htm
Coordinates statistical work within the UN System and promotes development of national statistics.





Africa http://www.uneca.org/
Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.eclac.cl/default.asp?idioma=IN
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Europe http://www.unece.org/
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). A forum at which the countries of North America, western, central and eastern Europe and central Asia come together to forge the tools of their economic cooperation

Western Asia http://www.escwa.org.lb/
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ECSWA)





International Court of Justice (ICJ) http://www.icj-cij.org/
Seeks to resolve matters of international law disputed by state governments. General information, World Court decisions, and other resources.

Statute of the International Court of Justice http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/ibasicdocuments/Basetext/istatute.htm
An annex to the Charter of the United Nations which outlines the organization, competence, and procedures of the court.





Taiwan http://www.taipei.org/un2002/Html/un.htm
Arguments for Taiwan's membership of the United Nations from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.

United Nations, Organ for World Democracy? http://india_resource.tripod.com/UN.html
Critical appraisal of the UN. Evaluates the role of the Secuity Council and examines options for democratizing the UN. Also looks at ways to prevent coercion and super-power pressure on small nations.

UN Watch http://unwatch.com/index.shtml
A research site presenting both pro and con views of the United States' participation in the United Nations.



UNBISNET http://unbisnet.un.org
Voting records for the member states of the United Nations.

United Nations Member States http://www.un.org/members/
Including official list of Permanent Missions, their homepages and e-mail addresses.





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