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The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is an invaluable and unique reference source for anyone interested in international affairs. Established as an authoritative reference source on people, countries and organisations worldwide for over 60 years and used by governments, politicians, embassies and inter-governmental organisations (IGOs). It is the only directory that includes international organisations, states of the world and extensive biographical information in one print volume.

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is available in print and online.  The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who Online (IYB Online) has regular updates, a clear interface and comprehensive search facilities.  IYB Online also includes even more extensive content including 1000s more biographies.


International Organisations: covers the main international and national organisations world wide. It features detailed entries on the UN, its specialised and affiliated agencies, the EU and major inter-governmental organisations. It also includes overviews on over 500 additional organisations including political and humanitarian groups, and organisations in the fields of environment and agriculture, international trade, law and human rights, culture and sport.

The States of the World section provides information on over 380 countries, provinces, state dependencies and territories.   Details include overviews of poltical systems, elections and cabinet members. Text and fully updated statistics and tables are included on a wide range of topics including banking and finance, economics, demographics, communications, environment, energy, education, the media, religion, agriculture, manufacturing and mining and much more. 

The print edition contains over 2,000 biographies of significant and relevant individuals world wide including heads of states, politicians, prime ministers, cabinet ministers, state governors, diplomats, central bankers, heads of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, and the legal profession.

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who Online also provides access – free of charge – to the highly prestigious Who’s Who in Public International Law.


The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who 2020,  ISBN 978-0-9954972-3-8
€725, US$985

Purchasers of print edition receive free online access until December 2020.


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