The United Nations. "The" international organization. Like it or not, the UN serves as the model for international organizations world wide, and, despite what many Americans may think, can boast numerous important successes without which the world would be much more dangerous over its nearly 60 year history.
The Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. A leading research center associated with one of the leading international law faculties. Good links. Of special interest is the link to the Cambridge University library.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. One of the leading specialist graduate schools in the world with a law faculty and policy faculty at the same location. Program seems unusual to Americans, but rather standard in Europe. Excellent program.
The World Bank. Development planning and strategy with money, expertise, and the backing of the major economic powers. Not all of their prescription have pleased all, but a major force in developmental politics.
The International Monetary Fund. The people who brought you Structural Adjustment Programs. Like the World Bank, not all have been pleased, but the IMF is both controversial and necessary.
The North American Free Trade Agreement. Until the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, the largest trade block (in terms of volume and value of trade and the economies of the participants) in the Western Hemisphere. Still important and set new standards (though controversial) for economic relations among trading partners.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government inthe broad field of labor economics and statistics. With the strongest commitment to integrity and objectivity, the BLS is premier among statistical agencies, producing impartial, timely, and accurate data relevant to the needs of its users and to the social and economic conditions of the U.S., its workers, its workplaces, and the workers' families.
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The HHS is an umbrella group for over 300 programs striving for the safety, nutrition and health care of all Americans.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) The DHS protects the nation against terrorist attacks. It's agencies analyze threats and intelligence, guard U.S. borders and airports, protect critical infrastructure and coordinate the response for emergencies. The USCIS, BICE and BCBP are agencies of DHS.
The Department of Justice enforces laws and administers justice. It leads in the prevention and control of crime and the appropriate punishment of offenders.
The Department of Labor ensures compliance with U.S. labor laws for the protection of U.S. employers and workers. It has developed this website to provide easy access toinformation about the DOL, its programs, and the laws and regulations it administers.
The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. It helps to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing the President's foreigh policy. this site has information regarding passports; nonimmigrant visa applications; fees; consulate posts; travel advisory's and other useful information for anyone traveling outside the U.S.
The Equal Employment Protection Agency is dedicated to the promotion of equal opportunity in employment for all Americans by enforcing employment laws according to federal civil rights statutes.
The Environmental Protection Agency works to protect all Amceicans from health risks from the environments where they live, learn & work. The EPA works to keep a balance of diverse ecosystems and protection for the natural environment within the US and on the global scale.
FirstGov is the official U.S. gateqay to all government information. Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, is available through this website. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services and resources. FirstGov is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. FirstGov transcends the traditional boundaries of government and it's vision is global--connecting the world to all U.S. government services and information.
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is to provide America"s taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and apply the tax law with integrity and fairness. The site has useful information for individuals and businesses to assist in complying with tax laws. IRS is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is to provide America's taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and apply the tax law with integrity and fairness. This site has useful information for individuals and businesses to assist in complying with tax laws.
The Texas Workforce Commission is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. The USCIS enforces U.S. immigration laws for admission of non-citizens to the United States and administering immigration benefits, including U.S. citizenship.
The U.S. Customs Service is charged with overseeing the legal passage of goods and persons into tand out of the United States.
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. The SBA assists American entrepreneurs to start successful businesses through financing and training as well as advocacy. Program offices are located in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has a mission of fostering U.S. exports and development of emerging markets. As a core priority, TDA promotes U.S. partnerships in high priority overseas projects by aiding them in the pursuit of business opportunities.