Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

With links to glossaries & print / video / audio archives


Governments on the www
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995. Contains more than 17000 entries from more than 220 countries and territories as of June 2002.

International Media

BBC News in 32 Languages
Video, audio and print archive of news in 32 languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic.

PressReader gives you immediate access to over 4,000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages on your tablet, smartphone and/or desktop computer. The titles are same-day publications and are digital replicas of the print versions. The PressReader app may be downloaded for free.

International Organizations

Amnesty International
With links to print, audio and video archives in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

European Union
Multilingual website with links to all institutions, activities, services and documents of the EU and access to IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe), the multilingual glossary of EU terms in 24 languages.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN
FAO website in the six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) with a list of links to specialized FAO and non-FAO glossaries available in various multilingual versions (including non-UN languages such as Japanese). This site also has an archive of Webcasts, mainly in English but also in other UN languages including Italian, plus searchable audio and video archives in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Italian.

Human Rights Watch
Website available 7 languages (all MIIS T&I languages except Korean) with links to print, audio and video archives. The Content in other languages page lets you search for articles in 42 languages (including Korean). Open an article and click on yellow L at top to see parallel versions in other languages.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
A specialized agency of the UN dedicated to eradicating poverty in developing countries. Includes many documents with parallel versions in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and sometimes Italian, many videos (mostly in English but some in other languages), and some audio.

International Labour Organization (ILO) of the UN
ILO website in English, French and Spanish with access to ILO terminology databases, including an ILO thesaurus and ILOTERM for finding resources in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish (not always accessible), plus video and audio.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Website of the International Monetary Fund with access to country reports, publications, data and statistics. Website is in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Includes access to transcripts of press releases, speeches, etc. and the IMF Terminology Database in 5 languages.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Official NATO website in English, French and Russian. Includes a searchable archive of thousands of audio and video files in English and transcripts of press conferences, speeches, etc., in other languages as well.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
OECD website in English and French with access to a number of glossaries in multiple languages and video archives in English.

Organization of American States (OAS)
Website available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Links to officials documents, press and speeches with a large, searchable video archive offering videos of meetings, etc., in English, French and Spanish, as well as audio reports in English and Spanish.

United Nations (UN)
Website for the United Nations in the six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and access to UNTERM (United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database), containing 85,000 entries in all six languages, updated daily. Includes United Nations Multimedia, with access to radio, television and webcast archives dating back to 2001, the searchable UN Press Releases and Meetings Coverage page with meeting transcripts, press releases, etc., in English and French, and ODS Search, a multilingual full-text search engine that covers all types of official UN documentation beginning in 1993. Also see UN-INTERPRETERS.org for hundreds of subject-specific glossaries in the various languages.

The World Bank
Website for the World Bank in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Chinese with access to country and region reports (in English, often in the country's own language as well), publications, data and research. On the Documents & Reports page, you can search and download over 65,000 World Bank documents in 60 language. Titles and abstracts are in English. There are also numerous glossaries and audio/video archives that you can find using the search box on the homepage.

World Trade Organization
Website in English, French or Spanish with access to the trilingual WTO terminology database WTOTERM and separate glossaries in the three languages with definitions of terms used in the WTO and international trade. Provides video and audio archives of WTO press conferences, meetings, and other events, also in three languages.