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Government Information: IGOs & NGOs

Library resources related to Government Information -- with an emphasis on Canadian government documents.

United Nations History

The name "United Nations" was coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt according to the History of the United Nations.

International Government Organizations (IGOs)

An IGO is a structure based on a formal instrument of agreement between nations (e.g. the United Nations, the EU). Source: Northwestern University Library.

United Nations

An international organization of member states committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

European Union

A politico-economic union of 28 member states that are primarily located in Europe.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

NGOs are private non-profit organizations that focus on government related topics such as agriculture, the status of women, economic indicators, etc.