General Links

BBC News Good coverage of international news, with news by region.

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook Country-specific background information and general country data.

Development Gateway Covers a wide range of development topics, including food security, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and aid effectiveness.

ELDIS The Electronic Development and Environment Information System is a key resource for people interested in development. See its resource guides on topics including poverty, food security, World Bank/IMF and debt.

Hunger Web A collection of hunger-related web sites.

Interpress Service (IPS) A leading provider of information on global issues, backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries.

IRIN news site News stories about development issues organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. provides international perspectives on global issues gathered from its partners worldwide: non-governmental organizations, development-oriented news services, foundations and research institutions.

United States State Department Background Notes Several pages of basic information on individual countries worldwide.

World Press provides links to the on-line editions of newspapers around the globe.


*Disclaimer: Information on these websites is not necessarily endorsed by the WHES board and these are not partner websites.