What are IGOS?
There are 260 conventional IGOs encompassing very large IGOS such as the UN, which currently has 192 member states to the smaller IGO such as the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). IGOs are a good source for statistical information. They provide support to national government s for collecting data and promote standardizations, comparability and best practices.
While every IGO has unique characteristics, some generalizations can be made.
For the most part, IGOs are organizations that:
Why are publications from IGOs useful for my research?
UBC Library collections has a comprehensive collection of publications from the following organizations:
From the Union of International Associations, this is an annual publication in multiple volumes. Volume one provides a description and contact information for all of its member organizations in an A - Z listing. Descriptions include information on founder(s), members, structure, aims, activities, language(s), staffing, subsidiary organizations, and funding base. The Library also purchases Volume three, which is a subject directory/index to its members.
You can search for specific titles or for materials on specific subjects in the UBC Library Catalogue.