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Contemporary World History

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

A  Top

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Australia)
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/Social_Justice/statistics/index.html
Official statistical information relating to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

AFL (American Federation of Labor)
http://www.aflcio.org
The official home page of the AFL-CIO.

African Union (AU)
http://au.int/
The AU's home page.

Afrikanerbond
http://www.afrikanerbond.co.za/
The home page of the Afrikanerbond.

AIDS
http://www.unaids.org
The home page of the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS.

Alliance (New Zealand)
http://www.alliance.org.nz
The official website of the Alliance Party.

American Indian Movement (AIM)
http://www.aimovement.org
The home page of the AIM.

Amnesty International
http://web.amnesty.org/contacts/engindex
The official website of Amnesty International.

ANC (African National Congress)
http://www.anc.org.za
The home page of the ANC.

Andean Group (Grupo Andino, or officially, Acuerdo de Cartagena)
http://www.comunidadandina.org/endex.htm
The official website of the Andean Community.

Anglican Communion
http://www.anglicancommunion.org
The official website of the Anglican Communion worldwide.

Antarctica
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk
The website of the British Antarctic Survey.

Apollo program
http://www.nasa.gov
The home page of NASA.

Arab League
http://www.lasportal.org/wps/portal/las_en/home_page/
The official website of the Arab League, also known as the League of Arab States.  

ASEAN (Association of SouthEast Asian Nations)
http://www.asean.org/
The official website of ASEAN.

Australia
http://www.gov.au/
The official website of the Australian government.
http://www.csu.edu.au/australia
Sponsored by Charles Sturt University, this site contains weblinks on Australian topics.

Awami ('People's') League
http://www.albd.org
The official website of the Awami League.

 

B  Top

Baptist Church
http://www.bwanet.org
The home page of the Baptist World Alliance.

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
http://www.bbc.co.uk
The website of the BBC.

Benelux Customs Union
http://www.benelux.int/
The official website of the Benelux Customs Union.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
http://www.bjp.org
The official website of the BJP.

Bloc Québécois (BQ)
http://www.blocquebecois.org
The official website of the Bloc Québécois.

 

C  Top

Canadian Labour Congress
http://canadianlabour.ca
The official website of the CLC.

Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)
http://www.caricom.org
The official website of CARICOM.

Carter, James Earl ('Jimmy')
http://www.cartercenter.org
The home page of the Carter Center.

Catholic Church, Roman
http://www.vatican.va
The official website of the Papacy.

CDU (Christlich-Demokratische Union, Christian Democratic Union)
http://www.cdu.de
The official website of the CDU.

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George)
http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk
The official website of Prince Charles.

Church of Scotland
http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk
The official website of the Church of Scotland.

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
http://www.cia.gov
The home page of the CIA.

climate change
http://www.ipcc.ch
The home page of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)
http://www.cnduk.org
The official website of CND.

Commonwealth of Nations
http://www.thecommonwealth.org
The official website of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Communist Party, Germany
http://www.die-linke.de/dielinke/aktuell/
The official website of The Left Party.

Communist Party, South Africa
http://www.sacp.org.za
The official home page of the South African Communist Party.

Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux
http://www.csn.qc.ca
The official website of the Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux.

 

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) / Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
http://www.osce.org
The official website of the OSCE.

Congress, Indian National
http://aicc.org.in/
The official website of the Indian National Congress.

Congress of the United States
http://www.senate.gov
The official website of the US Senate.
http://www.house.gov
The official website of the US House of Representatives.

Conservative Party, Canada
http://www.conservative.ca
The official website of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Conservative Party, UK
http://www.conservatives.com
The official website of the Conservative Party.

Council of Europe
http://www.coe.int
The official web page of the Council of Europe.
http://www.echr.coe.int
The home page of the European Court of Human Rights.

CSU (Christian Social Union)
http://www.csu.de
The official website of the CSU.

 

D  Top

Dalai Lama
http://www.dalailama.com
The official website of the Dalai Lama.

Democratic Alliance, South Africa
http://www.da.org.za
The home page of the Democratic Alliance.

Democratic Party of Japan
http://www.dpj.or.jp/english/
The official website of the Democratic Party (Japan).

Democratic Party, USA
http://www.democrats.org
The official website of the Democratic Party (USA).

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Northern Ireland
http://www.dup.org.uk
The official website of the DUP.

 

E  Top

Economic and Social Council
http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/
The home page of the Economic and Social Council.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
http://www.ecowas.int
The official website of ECOWAS.

EFTA (European Free Trade Association)
http://www.efta.int
The official website of EFTA.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary)
http://www.royal.gov.uk
The official website of the British monarchy.

Ellis Island
http://www.ellisisland.org/
The home page of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

EU (European Union)
http://www.europa.eu
The official website of the European Union.

euro
http://www.ecb.int
The official website of the European Central Bank.

European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu
The official website of the European Commission.

European Council
http://www.european-council.europa.eu/
The official website of the European Council.

European Court of Justice (ECJ)
http://curia.europa.eu
The official website of the ECJ.

European Parliament
http://www.europarl.europa.eu
The official website of the European Parliament.

 

F  Top

Fabian Society
http://www.fabians.org.uk
The official website of the Fabian Society.

FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
http://www.fbi.gov
The home page of the FBI.

Fianna Fáil
http://www.fiannafail.ie
The official website of Fianna Fáil.

Fine Gael
http://www.finegael.ie
The official website of Fine Gael.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
http://www.fao.org
The home page of the FAO.

 

G  Top

Geneva Conventions
http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Protecting-people-in-c...
The website of the International Red Cross dedicated to international humanitarian law.

Green Party, Germany
http://www.gruene.de
The official website of the Green Party, Germany.

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org
The official website of Greenpeace.

 

H  Top

HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) initiative
http://www.worldbank.org/hipc
Data from the World Bank on the state of the HIPC.
http://www.jubileeresearch.org
Data from a think tank monitoring the progress of the HIPC.

Histadrut
http://www.histadrut.org.il
The official website of Histadrut.

human rights
http://www.un.org/rights
The official UN web page on human rights.
http://www.undp.org
The official website of the United Nations Development Programme.
http://www.hrw.org
The home page of Human Rights Watch, an independent pressure group monitoring progress on human rights.

 

I  Top

IMF (International Monetary Fund)
http://www.imf.org
The official website of the IMF.

International Criminal Court (ICC)
http://www.icc-cpi.int
The official website of the ICC.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
http://www.ilo.org
The official website of the ILO.

Inuit
http://www.gov.nu.ca
The official website of the Nunavut government.
http://www.nunatsiavut.com
The official website of the Nunatsiavut government.

 

J  Top

Jehovah's Witnesses
http://www.jw.org/en/
The official website of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jewish Agency
http://www.jewishagency.org
The official website of the Jewish Agency.

 

K  Top

Kômeitô
http://www.komei.or.jp/en/
The official website of New Kômeitô.

Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int
The official website of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

L  Top

Labor Party, Australian (ALP)
http://www.alp.org.au
The official website of the Australian Labor Party.

Labour Party, Ireland
http://www.labour.ie
The official website of the Irish Labour Party.

Labour Party, New Zealand
http://www.labour.org.nz
The official website of New Zealand's Labour Party.

Labour Party, UK
http://www.labour.org.uk
The official website of the UK's Labour Party.

Latin American Integration Association (LAIA)
http://www.aladi.org/
The official website of the LAIA.

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
https://www.jimin.jp/english/
The official website of the LDP.

Liberal Party, Australia
http://www.liberal.org.au
The official website of the Australian Liberal Party.

Liberal Party, Austria
http://www.fpoe.at
The official website of the FPÖ.
http://www.bzoe.at
The official website of the BZÖ.

Liberal Party, Canada
http://www.liberal.ca
The official website of the Canadian Liberal Party.

Liberal Party, Germany
http://www.liberale.de
The official website of the FDP.

 

M  Top

Maori
http://www.maori.org.nz
An unofficial website containing further information on Maori culture.

Mercosur (Mercado Común del Cono Sur, Common Market for the Southern Part of America)
http://www.mercosur.int
The official website of Mercosur.

Methodist Church
http://www.umc.org
The official website of the United Methodist Church (USA).

Métis
http://www.metisnation.ca
The official website of the Métis National Council.

MI5 and MI6
http://www.mi5.gov.uk
The official website of the British security services.
http://www.mi6.gov.uk
The official website of the British secret intelligence services.

Mormon Church
http://www.mormon.org
The home page of the Mormon Church.

 

N  Top

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
http://www.naacp.org
The home page of the NAACP.

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Association)
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org
The home page of NAFTA.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
http://www.nasa.gov
The official web page of NASA.

Nation of Islam
http://www.noi.org
The official home page of the Nation of Islam.

National Party, New Zealand
http://www.national.org.nz
The official website of the National Party (New Zealand).

National Party of Australia
http://www.nationals.org.au
The official website of the National Party (Australia).

National Security Council
http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc
The home page of the National Security Council serving the US President.

NATO
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htm
The official home page of NATO.

New Democratic Party
http://www.ndp.ca
The official website of the NDP.

New Zealand First Party
http://www.nzfirst.org.nz
The official website of New Zealand First.

Nobel Peace Prize
http://nobelprize.org
The official website of the Nobel Foundation.

Nunavut
http://www.gov.nu.ca
The official website of the Nunavut government.

 

O  Top

OAS (Organization of American States)
http://www.oas.org
The official website of the OAS.

OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
http://www.oecd.org
The official website of the OECD.

One Nation
http://www.onenation.com.au
The official website of One Nation.

OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
http://www.opec.org
The official website of OPEC.

 

P  Top

PAC (Pan Africanist Congress)
http://www.panafricanperspective.com/pac/
A web page dedicated to the support of pan Africanism and the PAC.

Pacific Forum
http://www.forumsec.org.fj
The official home page of the Pacific Islands Forum Seretariat.

parliament, UK
http://www.parliament.uk
The official website of the Houses of Parliament.

Parti Québécois (PQ)
http://pq.org/
The home page of the Parti Québécois.

Plaid Cymru (Party for Wales)
http://www.plaidcymru.org
The official website of Plaid Cymru.

 

Q  Top

Quakers (Society of Friends)
http://www.quaker.org
The home page of the Society of Friends.

 

R  Top

Red Cross, International
http://www.icrc.org
The official website of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Republican Party
http://www.gop.com/
The home page of the Republican Party.

Rowntree, (Benjamin) Seebohm
http://www.jrf.org.uk
The official website of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Russell, Bertrand Arthur William, 3rd Earl
http://www.russfound.org
The home page of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.

 

S  Top

Salvation Army
http://www.salvationarmy.org/
The official website of the Salvation Army.

Sierra Leone
http://www.sierra-leone.org/TRCDocuments.html
The official website of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone, which contains an account of its findings.

Sinn Féin
http://sinnfein.org
The official website of Sinn Féin.

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), Northern Ireland
http://www.sdlp.ie
The official home page of the SDLP.

Socialist Party, France
http://www.parti-socialiste.fr
The official website of the French Socialist Party.

South Pacific Community
http://www.spc.int
The home page of the South Pacific Community.

SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Social Democratic Party of Germany)
http://www.spd.de
The official website of the SPD.

Supreme Court
http://www.supremecourtus.gov
The home page of the Supreme Court.

 

T  Top

Teamsters' Union
http://www.teamster.org
The official website of the Teamsters' Union.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
http://www.justice.gov.za/trc/
The home page of the South African TRC.
http://www.sierra-leone.org/TRCDocuments.html
The official website detailing the activities of the TRC in Sierra Leone.
http://www.trcofliberia.org
The official website of the Liberian TRC.
http://www.cavr-timorleste.org/
The official website of the TRC in Timor Leste.

TUC (Trades Union Congress)
http://www.tuc.org.uk
The home page of the TUC.

 

U  Top

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
http://www.uup.org
The official website of the UUP.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)
http://portal.unesco.org
The home page of UNESCO.

UNO (United Nations Organization, or UN)
http://www.un.org
The home page of the UN.

 

V  Top

Vatican City
http://www.vatican.va
The official website of the Papacy and the government of Vatican City.

 

W  Top

WEU (Western European Union)
http://www.weu.int
The official website of the WEU.

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org
The official website of the World Bank.
http://www.ifc.org
The official website of the International Finance Corporation.
http://www.miga.org
The official website of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int
The home page of the WHO.