- CEPAL, Comisión Económica
para América Latina y el Caribe
ECLAC, Economic Commission for
Latin America & the Caribbean - One of five regional economic commissions
of the UN. Full-text statistical publications include: "Economic Survey of
Latin America and the Caribbean," "Social Panorama of Latin America,"
"Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean."
- Inter-American Development Bank
- Oldest and largest regional multilateral development institution,
established in 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development
in Latin America and the Caribbean. Project info, some statistical info,
full-text "IDB America Magazine," photo gallery.
Many publications in the following fields: Economics & Finance,
Environment, Globalization & Trade, Government & Civil Society,
Infrastructure and Social Issues. Site searchable by subject.
- Inter-American Foundation -
Independent U.S. agency that promotes self-help development. Programs
include corporate outreach, social investment and local development. Grant
opportunities for sustainable grassroots projects. "Grassroots
- International Centre for Trade and
Sustainable Development - ICTSD, an independent NGO, provides up-to-date
news on trade and devlopment issues, i.e. FTAA and WTO updates. On-line
publications include: "Bridges Monthly Review," news and analysis on trade
and sustainable development, and "Bridges Weekly News Digest," news
coverage on the WTO, trade and development.
- Organization of American States -
Includes history of OAS, up-to-date news on events in Latin America,
on-line documents, radio and video. OAS is the umbrella and governing body
for many inter-american committees and specialized organizations, including
Pan American Health Organization, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,
Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Devlopment.
- United Nations - General information,
recent news, organizational structure. Includes a large quantity of
publications, some on-line, and databases that focus on economic and social
development, human rights, peace and security, and international
- UNESCO - United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. On-line "Yearbook" with
Education and Literacy, Science and Technology, Culture and Communication
statistics, education database, info on World Heritage Sites, on-line
photobank and videobank, full-text "UNESCO Courier," etc.
- The United States Agency for
International Development - USAID conducts foreign assistance and
humanitarian aid to advance the political and economic interests of the
U.S. Includes speeches and testimony from LAC officials and an Economic
and Social Database for the Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Washington Office on Latin America
- WOLA plays a key role in major Washington policy debates over human
rights in Latin America and monitors the impact of U.S. foreign policy
on human rights, democracy and equitable development in Latin America.
Detailed information and current news on human rights, political and
economic policy toward the region.
- World Bank - Excellent source
of indicators and statistics for Latin America, including demographics,
environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, and trade and
finance. Data presented by country or by topic.
- World Trade Organization -
Access to legal texts and official documents. "International Trade
Statistics 2000" on-line. Database of on-line WTO official documentation.