The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who (International Year Book & Statesmen's Who's Who) (Hardcover)
This is an authoritative and accessible volume containing invaluable information for diplomats, politicians and statesmen and women involved with international affairs. Concise but comprehensive, "The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who" is an essential reference tool for embassies, ministries, government departments, civil servants, researchers, librarians and all those interested in foreign affairs and global issues. It offers reliable information on every country in the world and includes profiles of territories, dependencies and federal states. In addition to offering background details on all states along with the latest available statistics and trends, "The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who" also includes full contact details and list URLs to facilitate further research. The country profiles cross-reference to the biographical section which contains over 3,800 entries of people of world-renown. International Organisations "The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who" includes a newly formatted International Organisations section with an overview of over 500 organisations world-wide. The listings are arranged alphabetically within specialities ranging from Agriculture to Government and Politics to Welfare and Human Rights. Full contact details, including website addresses, follow each organisation overview. United Nations As in previous editions, full profiles of the United Nations and its specialised and affiliated agencies are also published. These include the aims, structure, programmes, funding, senior personnel and full contact details. Full and accurate information is also published on all significant intergovernmental organisations from the African Union to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries. Biographies Over 3,800 profiles will be published in the 2009 edition. With its extensive international coverage "The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who" is an important research tool for those interested in the details of the politicians and statespeople who shape our world. Political coverage extends from heads of state to cabinet ministers to party leaders from across the globe: Birgitta Dahl, Chair of the Board, UNICEF, Sweden Lennart Bage, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) J.G. de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General, NATO Andrew Li Kwok Nang, Chief Justice, Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong Christian Noyer, Governor, Banque de France Vahe Gabrielyan, Armenian Ambassador to the UK Isatou N jie-Saidy, Vice President & Minister of State for Women's Affairs, The Gambia Leornard Orban, EU Commissioner for Multilingualism Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy Gladys Asmah, Minister of Fisheries, Ghana Sheilabai Bappoo, Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Senior Citizens Welfare and Reform Institutions, Mauritius.