Click here to access the virtual backgrounds for the
(by alphabetical order)
(NOTE: If the file downloads as webp, please change the file extension to jpeg for use on zoom.)
UN HOME PAGE
BACKGROUND NOTES - U.S. Dept of State Background Notes are country information; demographics, politics, history, economy, etc.
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA- Has background information, yearbook entries and related magazine articles on countries and issues. NOTE: Get the password from the library.
BBC NEWS - Search the news by Country Profiles, by regions or by topics.
EUROPEAN UNION - Gateway to searching what the European Union does by subject.
NEW YORK TIMES - World news at the New York Times with the option of searching by world regions and by country or topic.
REUTERS.COM - World's largest international multimedia news agency.
UN NEWS CENTER - A one stop guide to essential resources on UN issues in the news.
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP - An organization "working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world."
WORLD PRESS REVIEW - A nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. Contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material.
THE HAGUE INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS - News, issues, downloads, discussion forum.
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