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Public International Law: A Beginner's Guide

International Governmental Organizations

International governmental organizations (IGO), not to be confused with non-governmental organizations (NGO), 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).

Print Resources

Below you will find a list of selected works dealing with IGOs. The list is by no means exhaustive, but is instead meant to illustrate the different IGOs working today.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional digital content are provided when available.

Subscription Resources

The subscription resources marked with a padlock  are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress.  If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Free Online Resources