Go beyond the UN and more in depth on international trade with these research guides:
Library databases on international trade (beyond the UN) include:
Looking for trade data or statistics? Try these resources first:
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) aims to maintain an orderly world economy by promoting communication of national monetary policy, supporting unrestricted exchange rates and international economic growth, and providing advice (and money, if necessary) to countries in danger of upsetting the balance of payments system.
The World Bank lends money and provides technical assistance to developing countries to combat poverty and promote continued economic development.
To facilitate their work, the IMF and World Bank closely monitor the global economy and economic health of countries around the world, providing a rich source of data for researchers.
The UN has many bodies who consider matters of international trade and commerce. Besides the IMF, World Bank, and WTO, other UN agencies dealing with international trade include: