"Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities, via the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency."
"The authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the United Nations. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters." Search the digital version by keyword, or browse table of contents by geographical region or issue. Available 1946-2014; not consistently updated annually.
U.S. Department of State produces an "annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices covering internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements."
This resource provides international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals from sources such as reference materials, academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sources such as podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.