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Model UN: Selected General Sources of Country Data

Compilation of resources to help Model UN participants research foreign policy positions of various nations.

Selected General Sources of Country Data

Europea World Plus

How to find: Go to the Library’s homepage (www.lib.byu.edu/databases/?letter=e)., click in the letter “E”, scroll down to Europa World Plus (number 59 in this list, third from the bottom).

How to use:  This source lists all 193 members of the UN plus several territories which are not yet members.  There is a “data” section where statistics and personnel can be found, and the evolution of a country’s foreign policy may be found in the narrative at the first of each chapter/country.

 

World Factbook

How to find:  Go to the Library’s homepage (www.lib.byu.edu/databases/?letter=w), click on the letter “W”, scroll down to World Factbook (number 19 in this list).

How to use:  Produced by the CIA, and updated regularly, this source may provide important information on a particular country’s particular foreign policy