New database: Yearbook of International Organizations
By Erik Sonne
As a consequence of globalization, a multitude of international actors have emerged beside nation states. In fact, there are so many different organizations, that it can be difficult to assess their number as well as their nature. The database Yearbook of International Organizations can help negotiate this complexity.
The Yearbook of International Organizations is a comprehensive database of more than 70.000 organizations worldwide. It is based on a 6-volume print edition with a publishing history that goes back more than 100 years. This means, that you also have access to historical data that can help shed light on developments within international organizations.
Information on the organizations
Descriptions of individual organizations typically contain information about history, purpose, important events, structure etc. You will also find a summary of publications as well as a description of relations with other organizations.
A brand-new feature links the international organizations to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to looking up named organizations, you can also browse by subject and geography.
Check out the user guide for more information about contents, functionalities, and methodological issues.
If you want to know more
In her contribution to the anthology The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors, Elizabeth Bloodgood has reviewed the Yearbook of International Organizations along with other sources of data and information on international organizations.
Bloodgood, Elizabeth, "The Yearbook of International Organisations and Quantitative Non-State Actor Research", in The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors ed. Bob Reinalda (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011)
Access to the yearbook
Students and staff at CBS have access to the yearbook on and off campus.
Link to Yearbook of International Organizations