The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who 2012

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The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in international affairs or international business. Established as an authoritative reference source on people, organisations and countries worldwide for over 50 years – and used by governments, MPs, embassies, and IGOs – The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is the only directory that includes international organisations, states of the world, and ...

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Overview

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in international affairs or international business. Established as an authoritative reference source on people, organisations and countries worldwide for over 50 years – and used by governments, MPs, embassies, and IGOs – The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is the only directory that includes international organisations, states of the world, and biographies in one volume.

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is available in print and online. Purchasers of the print edition have access to the online version at no extra charge.

International Organisations: covers the main international and national organisations. It features detailed entries on the UN, its specialised and affiliated agencies, the EU and major inter-governmental organisations. The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who also includes overviews of a further 500 international and national organisations, from political and humanitarian groups, through environment and agriculture to international trade, commerce and law. For this edition, details on law and human rights organisations and groups have been significantly increased.

The States of the World: this section provides information on over 380 countries, provinces, state dependencies and territories – their cabinet members, political and economic structure and news, demographics, industries, transport,media, health, education and legal systems, environment, religions and public holidays. Also included are individual entries for each of the US states, Canadian provinces, Indian states, Australian states and territories, South African provinces, and German federal states. The States of the World section features contact details for government ministries, embassies, courts, central banks, utilities, and transport and media organisations, and offers approximately 11,000 useful internet addresses. State flags are included in full colour.

Biographies: features over 3,200 biographies, including politicians from every country of the world, diplomats, heads of international organisations and many more. Biographies for all US governors, congressional representatives and senators are also included. For ease of use, people included in the International Organisations and States of the World sections are cross-referenced to the biographies section. This section will tell you who’s who, how to contact them (including nearly 2,500 internet and e-mail addresses),where they were educated, who they have worked for, which organisations they belong to, what awards they have won, and both professional and personal interests. The preliminary section includes information on country membership of major organisations and a calendar of forthcoming elections.

Online: The product has a clear interface and comprehensive search facilities. All URLs and emails are hypertext linked and include links to constitutions of many states of the world. Entries also include a colour national flag and are linked to clear state maps. Even more content is available in The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who Online. This year, the online version will include the prestigious Who's Who in Public International Law, providing unique access to the main players within international law.

Holders of the print edition have access to the online edition until 31 December 2011 using the 16 digit access token on the dust jacket of the book. To activate your online access to IYB go to http://brillonline.nl/accesstoken use the token code printed on this dust jacket and fill out the details. Please consult the enclosed letter for further information.

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