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Global Studies: Organizations

This is a selected list of resources for starting research in Global Studies. While the emphasis of this guide is on Global Justice, the resources may be of use for many topics.


International governmental organizations (IGO), should not be confused with non-governmental organizations (NGO).  IGOs are nation-state level organizations created by treaty or convention. A prominent example of an IGO is the United Nations. Other larger IGOs include the African Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are civil society organizations formed by individuals to advance shared goals or interests.