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Politics Research Guide

This libguide will get you started with your Politics research.

UK Government

UK Government (Official Web Page)

The King

The Queen

 The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. The prime minister (informal abbreviation: PM) and Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior ministers, most of whom are government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate. The current prime ministerTheresa May, leader of the Conservative Party

About the Prime Minister

Parliament and Government

Political Parties

Conservative Party
Labour
Party

Parliamentary business

Find out what's on today, track current bills, keep up with committees, watch live footage, access public records and follow topical issues.

Laws, regulations and statutes
UK Legislative Portal

Canadian Government

 

Canadian Government 
(official web page). Canada is a constitutional monarchy, wherein the role of the reigning British sovereign is both legal and practical, but not political.

Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Canada is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and head of government for Canada, The current Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau.

About the Prime Minister

Political Parties

Conservative Party
Liberal Party

Bloc Québécois (BQ) (in French)

Parliament of Canada

Official web page

Laws, regulations and statutes
Justice laws website

United Nations



United Nations

President

General Assembly

Security Council

International Court of Justice

Economic and Social Council

UN Documents

Official Document System (ODS)
United Nations official document system: provides full text search of documents issued since 1993; resolutions of all principal organs & Security Council plenary documents since 1946. Older documents are added regularly. Includes the Daily Journals of New York and Geneva.

United Nations Digital Library (UNDL)
UNBISnet is the catalogue of the UN Library in New York. In addition to the library's holdings it accesses multilingual versions of UN documents (1993-present), citation to documents (1979-present) ; metadata and online links to older documents are added regularly. Index to Speeches provides access to meeting records of the Principal organs, beginning in the mid-1980s, by country or organization, speaker, document symbol, or topic.

Voting Records
Provides the recorded vote for all resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and Security Council, 1946-present. Documents can be searched by resolution symbol, keyword, or date.

UN Member States: On the Record
UN Member States: On the Record links to pre-set, standard searches for each Member State, and the Press Release database. Searches available for each Member State include: the key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, and more.

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