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Acquiring International Documents


This page provides information on resources of potential use to librarians and information service specialists dealing with documents and publications of international governmental organizations (IGO's). Questions? Comments? Please contact James R. Jacobs at: jrjacobs@stanford.edu

|| United Nations Organizations || United Nations Related Programs & Special Bodies || United Nations Regional Commissions || Specialized Agencies || European Union || Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development || Vendors That Supply International Documents ||

All publications from United Nations principal bodies in New York, Geneva and The Hague, including the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat, and International Court of Justice are available directly from United Nations Publications at the following address:

United Nations Organizations

United Nations Publications
Room DC2-0853, Dept. I004
New York, N.Y. 10017
United States of America
Tel: (800) 253-9646, (212) 963-8302
Fax: (212) 963-3489
E-mail:publications@un.org
Internet: http://www.un.org/Pubs/sales.htm

Several vendors handle United Nations publications, including:

* Bernan
* William S. Hein
* Kluwer Law International
* Newsbank (non-sales documents on microfiche)

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Acquiring International Documents: United Nations Related Programs & Special Bodies

The following UN programs and bodies maintain separate publishing operations from the United Nations. Administrative documents for those with with an asterisk (*) following the agency name are distributed to UN depository libraries. However, their general publications must be ordered directly. Some are available free of charge.

* International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) PO Box 21747, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
* Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)* 154 rue de Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland
* United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (HABITAT) PO Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
* United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Nagono 1-47-1, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450, Japan
* United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)* UNICEF House, United Nations, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)* Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
* United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) 304 East 45th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Development Program (UNDP)* Division of Information, One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)* Post Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
* United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)* Palais des Nations, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
* United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 801 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)* 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Liaison Office, United Nations, New York, NY 10017
* United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
* United Nations University (UNU) Toho Seimei Building, 15-1 Shibuya 2-Chome, Tokyo 150, Japan
* United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
* World Food Council (WFC) Via della Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
* World Food Program (WFP) Via Cristoforo Colombo 426, 00145 Rome, Italy

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Acquiring International Documents: United Nations Regional Commissions

Sales publications from the five regional commissions are available from UN Sales in New York and Geneva. Sales publications and documents are available directly from the regional commission's headquarters.

* Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-Mail: ecapubs@uneca.org

* Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Casilla 179-D, Santiago, Chile
E-Mail: publications@eclac.cl

* Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

* Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Chief, Conference Services Unit, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (662) 288-1174, 288-2313
Fax: (662) 288-3022, 288-1000
Email: likitnukul.unescap@un.org

* Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
P.O. Box 11-8576, Beirut Lebanon
Fax: (961-1) 981510
Tel: (961-1) 981301
E-Mail: publications@escwa.org.lb

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Acquiring International Documents: Specialized Agencies

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO). Rome.
Since its inception in 1945, the FAO has helped governments improve the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of food and agricultural products. FAO promotes rural development and strategies to eliminate hunger.

US Official Supplier: FAO Bookshop, Viale dell Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel: 5225 5688
Fax: 5225 5155
E-mail: publications-sales@fao.org
US Contact: FAO Liaison Office for North America, 1001 22nd St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20437
Tel: (202) 653-0636
Vendors:Books: UNIPUB; Accents; Serials:EBSCO; FAXON; Accents..
Internet:http://www.fao.org
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA). Vienna.
Established in 1957, the IAEA provides advice to member states about all issues related to the development of nuclear power.

Official Publisher: Division of Publications, Vienna International Centre, Wagramerstrasse 5
PO Box 100, A-1400, Vienna, Austria
Tel: (43-1) 2060-0
Fax: (43-1) 20607
Vendors:UNIPUB; Accents.
Internet:http://www.iaea.or.at
gopher://nesirs01.iaea.or.at
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO). Montreal.
Established in 1947, the ICAO develops principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport so as to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation throughout the world.

Official Publisher: Public Information Office, 1000 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R2, Canada
Tel: (514) 285-8219
Fax: (514) 288-4772
E-mail: icaohq@icao.org
Internet:http://www.icao.org
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD). Rome.
Established in 1977 to promote funding of agricultural development in developing countries.

Official Publisher: Via del Serafico 107
00142 Rome, Italy
Tel: (39-6) 54591
Internet:http://www.unicc.org/ifad/home.html
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO). London and Geneva.
Established in 1919, the ILO promotes improvement of labor conditions and living standards worldwide. Governments, employers' and employee's organizations take part in its activities.

US Official Supplier: ILO Publications Center, 49 Sheridan Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
Tel: (518) 436-9686
Fax: (518) 436-7433
US Contact: International Labor Office, 1828 L. Street, Suite 801
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 653-7652
Vendors:UNIPUB; Accents.
Internet:http://www.ilo.org
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO). London.
Promotes cooperation among governments on technical matters affecting shipping. Sets standards for maritime safety, efficient navigation, and the prevention and control of pollution from ships.

Official Publisher: Publications Section, IMO, 4 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)171 735 7611
Fax: 44 (0)171 587 3241
Vendors:Accents and several vendors who specialize in nautical publications.
Internet:http://www.imo.org
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). Washington, DC.
The International Monetary Fund is a permanent organization of 181 member countries pledged to cooperate with one another to promote exchange stability and maintain a productive world economic environment. Each year the IMF publishes a wide range of financial and monetary studies, including periodicals, books, and reference works.

Official Publisher: Publication Services, 700 19th Street NW, Room 10- 540
Washington, DC 20431
Tel: 202-623-7430
Fax: 202-623-7201
E-mail: publications@imf.org
Vendors:Accents; YBP.
Internet:http://www.imf.org
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION (ITU). Geneva.
Founded in 1865 in order to maintain and extend cooperation among all members for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications.

Official Publisher: Sales Service, ITU, Place des Nations, CH-1211
Geneva 20, Switzerland
Tel: 41 22 730 614
Fax: 41 22 730 5194
E-mail: sales@itu.ch
Vendor:NTIS
Internet:http://info.itu.ch/
UN EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO). Paris.
UNESCO promotes collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Official Publisher: UNESCO Publishing, Promotion and Sales Division,
1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France.
Fax: (33-1) 42 73 30 07
E-Mail: F.Ghachem@unesco.org
Vendors:UNIPUB; Accents.
Internet:http://www.unesco.org
UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO). Vienna.
Established in 1967, UNIDO's goals are to promote and accelerate the industrialization of developing countries and to co-ordinate the industrial development activities of the UN system.

Official Publisher: UNIDO Public Information and Information Products Service
P.O. Box 300, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Fax: (+43) 1 206 2669
E-mail: unido-pinfo@unido.org
Internet:http://www.unido.org
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION (UPU). Berne, Switzerland.
Established in 1875, UPU publishes postal technical publications regarding international mail and postal technical co-operation.

Official Publisher: International Bureau of UPU
P. O. Box, CH-3000 Bern 15, Switzerland
Tel: 31 350 3111
Fax: 31 350 31110
WORLD BANK GROUP. Washington, DC.
Established in 1945, the World Bank is governed by 152 countries. The World Bank's central goal is to promote the economic and social progress of developing nations. The Bank includes five related organizations:
  1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  2. International Development Association (IDA)
  3. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  4. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  5. International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

Official Publisher: For books and electronic products:
The World Bank, Box 7247-8619, Philadelphia, PA 19170-8619.
Phone: (202) 473-1155; Fax: (202) 522- 2627
E-mail: books@worldbank.org
For subscriptions:
The World Bank, Box 7247-7956, Philadelphia, PA 19170-7956.
Phone: (201) 476-2192
Fax: (201) 476-2197
Vendors:UNIPUB; Accents; YBP.
Internet:http://www.worldbank.org
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Geneva.
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Official Publisher: WHO Distribution and Sales
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Vendors:All major health science publication vendors.
Internet:http://www.who.org
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO). Geneva.
Ensures international cooperation for the protection of inventions, trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property issues.

Official Publisher: WIPO Publications Sales and Distribution Service
34, chemin des Colombettes, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Tel: (41-22) 730-9111
Fax: (41-22) 740-1812, 733-5428
Internet:http://www.wipo.org/
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO). Geneva.
Facilitates international cooperation in the establishment of networks of stations for making meteorological, hydrological and other observations, promotes the rapid exchange of meteorological information.

Official Publisher: WMO Publications Center, American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
Internet:http://www.wmo.ch
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO). Geneva.
The World Trade Organization (WTO), established on 1 January 1995, is the legal and institutional foundation of the multilateral trading system. It provides the principal contractual obligations determining how governments frame and implement domestic trade legislation and regulations. And it is the platform on which trade relations among countries evolve through collective debate, negotiation and adjudication.

Official Publisher: WTO Publications Services, Centre William Rappard
Rue de Lausanne 154, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: (022)7395208/5308
Fax: (022) 7395458
E-mail: publications@wto.org
Vendors: Paper publications: UNIPUB; Accents.
Electronic Publications: Vista Intermedia Corporation
Internet:http://www.wto.org

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Acquiring International Documents: European Union

The European Union (formerly European Communities) was created after World War II to united the nations of Europe economically. Currently 15 countries are members of the EU. Publications are available from:

Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
2 Rue Mercier
L-2985 Luxembourg
Internet: http://eur-op.eu.int/general/en/s-ad.htm

Several US vendors handle European Union publications, including:

* Bernan
* European Document Research
* PSI-Net

An official US contact point in Washington, DC provides several services:

Office of Press and Public Affairs,Delegation of the Commission of the European Union
2300 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: 202-862-9500
Fax: 202-429-1766
Internet: http://www.eurunion.org

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Acquiring International Documents: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development

Established in 1948, the OECD is an organization of 25 member countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries. The Organization aims to promote economic and social welfare throughout the OECD area, in particular through harmonizing the efforts of its individual members in supporting aid flows to developing countries.

Official Publisher: 2 rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris, France
Tel: (33-1) 45-24-82-00
Fax (for printed publications): (33-1) 49-10-42-76
Fax (for electronic publications): (33-1) 49-10-42- 99
E-mail: pubsinq@oecd.org
US Contact: OECD Publication and Information Center, 2001 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-4910
Tel: 202-785-6323
Fax: 202-785-0350
Vendor:Accents.
Internet:http://www.oecd.org

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Acquiring International Documents: Vendors That Supply International Documents

Bernan (UNIPUB)
4611/F Assembly Drive
Lanham MD 20706-4391
Tel: (800) 274-4888
Fax: (301) 459-0056
Internet:http://www.bernan.com


Ebsco Subscription Services
P.O. Box 1943
Birmingham AL 35201-1943
Tel. (205) 991-6600
Fax (205) 991-1449

The Faxon Company Inc.
15 Southwest Park
Westwood MA 02090
Tel:(617) 329-3350
Internet:http://www.faxon.com

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
1285 Main Street Buffalo
New York 14209-1987
Tel: 1-800-828-7571 or 1-716-882-2600
Fax: 1-716-883-8100
Internet: http://www.wshein.com
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers
233 Spring St Fl 7
New York, NY 10013-1522
Tel.: (212)620-8000
Internet:http://www.wkap.nl

Lexis-Nexis Academic (Congressional Information Service, University Publications of America)
4520 East-West Hwy., Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (800) 638-8380
Fax: (301) 654-4033
Internet:http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Subscriptions Branch
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
Tel: Sales Desk: (703) 487-4650
Fax: (703) 321-8547
Internet:http://www.ntis.gov
Newsbank (Readex)
58 Pine Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Tel: (800) 762-8182
E-mail:sales@newsbank.com
Internet:http://www.newsbank.com
Renouf Books
812 Proctor Avenue
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-2205
Tel (North America): (888) 551-7470
Tel (outside North America): (613) 745-2665
Fax (North America): (888) 568-8546
Fax (outside North America): (613) 745-7660
Internet: http://www.renoufbooks.com

Swets Blackwell
Internet: http://www.swetsblackwell.com

Vista Intermedia Corporation
1177 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
Tel: (203) 321-2140
Fax: (203) 968-0600

Yankee Book Peddler
999 Maple St.
Contoocook, NY 03229
Tel: (800) 258-3774
Fax: (603) 746-5628
E-mail: service@ypb.com
Internet: http://www.ybp.com

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