23rd Edition

The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2021

Edited By Europa Publications Copyright 2021

    The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2021 serves as an unequalled one-volume guide to the contemporary international system.

    Within a clear, unique framework the recent activities of all major international organizations are described in detail. Given alongside extensive background information the reader is able to assess the role and evolving functions of these organizations in today's world.

    The contact details, key personnel and activities of more than 2,000 international and regional entities have again been thoroughly researched and updated for this 23rd edition.

    Highlights in this edition include:

    - a fully revised Who's Who section with biographical details of the key players in the international system.

    - the response of the international community to crises and conflicts throughout the world.

    - specially-commissioned introductory essays cover topics including global environmental governance, transboundary water management, and multilateral governance and global action on health.


    Part 1: Background Information Essays written by experts on International Organizations Part 2: The United Nations Part 3: Major Non-UN Organizations Part 4: Other International Organizations Part 5: Who's Who in International Organizations


    Europa’s publications are compiled by a team of editors and researchers, with introductory material provided by specialists in their field:

    Zorzeta Bakaki. Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

    Sarah P. Lockhart. Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Fordham University, New York, USA.

    Jeannette Money. Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis, USA.

    Kate O’ Neill. Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

    Preslava Stoeva. Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.

    Joanne Yao. Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.