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International Inter-Governmental & Non-Governmental Organizations: Inter-Governmental Organizations


What is an IGO? 

  • An international IGO is a group of sovereign states, often established through a treaty, with mutual intersests which works toward a unified goal. 
  • The links you find on this page are a good place to start looking for information from IGOs. Try searching the Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine (see link below) to find IGOs related to a topic (hunger in Africa, for example). 

What kind of information do IGOs produce?

  • Publications describing their work
  • Publications describing and evaluating problems
  • Policy suggestions
  • Case studies of member nations
  • International statistics covering a variety of topics


IGO Search