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Resources for Model United Nations: THIMUN

Use this LibGuide to research your country, as well as find positions on a variety of international issues.

Resources for THIMUN

JBS THIMUN Canvas course: This course will be where you will be able to transact all your THIMUN-related business. This course contains the THIMUN schedule and any announcements. Upload policy statements, resolution drafts and final copies to the corresponding assignment. There is also a page with links to reference material and websites that should come in handy for your THIMUN research.    

Recommended: The UN Documentation Research Guide: An overview of selected UN documents, publications, databases and websites.

You may access the JBS Library databases both on and off-campus. Use the link in the box below for the Remote Access Passwords.

Journal of the United Nations

https://journal.un.org/en/new-york/all/

Council on Foreign Relations Global Conflict Tracker

https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Resources for Mandate Areas

http://www.unodc.org/e4j/mun/resources/index.html‚Äč

United Nations website

https://www.un.org/en

United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library

https://www.un.org/library

UN4MUN: An initiative to teach MUN teams how to bring their simulations more in line with the way the UN actually works.

https://www.unitedambassadors.com/un4mun

UNTERM: Multilingual terminology database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and regional commissions of the United Nations system.

https://unterm.un.org/UNTERM/portal/welcome

UN Web TV: The United Nations Live and On Demand

https://media.un.org/en/webtv/

THIMUN The Hague conference

https://thehague.thimun.org/

THIMUN Qatar conference

https://qatar.thimun.org/

United Nations Digital Library:  Find voting records and speeches for General Assembly and Security Council (formerly housed at UNBISnet) as well as images, maps and documents; can limit search to specific UN bodies.

https://digitallibrary.un.org/

Official Documents System of the UN: All types of UN documents from 1993, with some older materials.

https://documents.un.org/prod/ods.nsf/home.xsp

UN Statistics Division: Clearinghouse, portal and standards keeper for UN statistics.

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

UN Data Portal: One stop search engine that combines data from many IGO's.

http://data.un.org/

UN Comtrade: International Merchandise Trade Statistics from 1962- present.

http://comtrade.un.org/

UN Demographic Yearbook: World summary, population, fertility, fetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality, general mortality, nuptiality, divorces, etc.

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2.htm

UN Conference on Trade and Development Databases: Global databank on world trade in creative products, Handbook of Statistics, Foreign Direct Investment, ICT Statistics, Millennium Indicators, Trade Analysis

UN Refugee Agency

https://www.unhcr.org/

UNHCR RefWorld: Search for country profiles, human rights reports, core international treaties and agreements, case law and refugee policy documents from a variety of sources. In particular, UNHCR's position papers relating to specific countries and case loads are highlighted here.

https://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain

UNHCR Refugee Data Finder

https://www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/

Global Compact on Refugees: Compact in Action Explore country profiles and the different initiatives which are turning the Global Compact on Refugees into action.

https://globalcompactrefugees.org/gcr-action

 

 

 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Resources for Mandate Areas

http://www.unodc.org/e4j/mun/resources/index.html

UNODC TRACK: the central platform of Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge

http://www.track.unodc.org

UNODC Country Profiles

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CAC/country-profile/index.html

UNODC Comments to the Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/organized-crime/comments-to-the-comprehensive-study-on-cybercrime.html

SHERLOC - Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws on Crime

https://sherloc.unodc.org/cld/v3/sherloc/

Legislative Guide for the Implementation of UNTOC

https://sherloc.unodc.org/cld/v3/sherloc/legislative-guide/index.html

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located in between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. As a unitary, semi-presidential republic, the Georgian government is elected through a representative democracy (or indirect democracy), in which a group of elected officials choose the country’s leader. Georgia became independent of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is now currently a member of the Council of Europe and the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development.
 

President of Georgia

https://www.president.gov.ge/en

Government of Georgia

https://www.gov.ge/home

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

http://www.economy.ge/?lang=en

Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture

https://mepa.gov.ge/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

https://mfa.gov.ge/

Georgia Today Local independent newspaper

https://georgiatoday.ge/

The Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, is a democratic and presidential state located in Southern Africa between South Africa and Zambia. Zimbabwe was an annexed territory of the United Kingdom for several decades. It declared its independence in 1960 but was only recognized by the UK in 1980. Despite of being a parliamentary democracy, Zimbabwe has faced constant political and social instability which has reflected in its low income economy and development. Nevertheless, this country has great natural resources such as diamonds and minerals which represent a large development potential. In its efforts for development and stability, the people of Zimbabwe adopted a new constitution by referendum in 2013.

Source: https://www.imuna.org/resources/country-profiles/zimbabwe/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

http://www.zimfa.gov.zw/

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

http://www.mic.gov.zw/

Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development 

http://www.moa.gov.zw/

Office of the President

http://www.theopc.gov.zw/

Daily News Local independent newspaper shut down in previous years by Mugabe's government

https://dailynews.co.zw/ (currently behind paywall)

The Herald State-owned newspaper

https://www.herald.co.zw/  

Other Zimbabwe newspapers Access through St. Louis County Library

https://login.slcl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

  • Log in with Username: 0031490600 and passcode 1234
  • Scroll down and click on "Access International News" on right side
  • In the second search bar on the page--the one that says "Enter any keyword to refine sources"--enter "Zimbabwe" to find the 14 newspapers included.
  • Click on the title of the publication to access. Newsday, Southern Eye, Zimbabwe Standard and Zimbabwe Independent are good options for independent news.

UN Meeting Coverage and Press Releases

https://www.un.org/press/en

UN News: Global Perspective, Human Stories

https://news.un.org/en/

Journal of the United Nations

https://journal.un.org/en/new-york/all/

UNHCR Media Centre

https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/media-centre.html

UNTERM: A multilingual terminology database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and regional commissions of the United Nations system.

https://unterm.un.org/UNTERM/portal/welcome

UN Web TV: The United Nations Live and On Demand

http://webtv.un.org/

St. Louis Post Dispatch--the password can be found on the Remote Access page.

 

St. Louis County Library has a number of business databases which provide demographic information at the municipality and zip code level. All students who reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County are entitled to a free St. Louis County Library card. You can sign up for a card here: https://webpac.slcl.org/selfreg. (If you live outside these areas, please contact Mrs. Grantham for access.)

To access the databases, visit the St. Louis County Library website at www.slcl.org, then click Research. Next click Resources A to Z to search for each database by title.

  • DemographicsNow for Libraries: First set the Geo filter at the top of the page (by city, zip code, etc.), then build your report in Demographics. Click on Advanced to select variables.
  • Mergent Intellect: Skip the main search bar and scroll down to Demographics. Set your location to obtain premade reports that can be emailed to you.
  • Reference Solutions (Home Access): Use Firefox to access. Scroll down to select U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, then use the Advanced search to build reports on home value, income levels, etc.

Using databases from off campus

You can use any of our databases from off campus if you have the correct user name and password for access. We cannot post these publicly, so they reside on a Google Doc page that requires your JBS email login for access.

Click HERE to see a clickable list of databases along with their user names and passwords.

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Republic of Georgia