Research Help

Welcome to the research page! This page includes all sorts of links for Delegates to explore.  These links are meant to aid delegates in the research they will be doing when writing their position paper in preparation for Spring Conference. Please do not limit yourself to these links only, and explore other Model UN sites for more links. If you have any research sources that you think would be great for this site, please let the Secretary-General know.

Iowa United Nations Association:
United Nations Association-USA:

Human Rights:
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund): 
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization): 
United Nations High Commission on Human Rights:

Peace Corps:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools: 
National Peace Corps Association (NPCA): 
World Bank: 
UN Foundation:

University of Iowa Center for Human Rights:

World Factbook:

When beginning research on your country, it is important to know basic facts about the country. For the most comprehensive list of basic information on your country, please check out the CIA World Factbook. To visit the World Factbook online, please click here.

The United Nations Website:

The United Nations Website can be a good website to get information. You can search the UN Website for speeches given by your delegates, and for resolutions that may have been adopted in the past for similar topics. Please visit the website by clicking here.

Best Delegate:

Best Delegate is a great website for any Model UN Club. Aside from having detailed procedures and other how-tos, it offers thorough research assistance.

  • It is recommended that delegates research their country and the United Nations. This Research Template gives delegates a check list to get their research started.
  • Their Country Profile Map is an interactive way to get information on your country and find potential allies. 
  • Non-Government Organizations are also a great source of information, check out this NGOs Guide.


Wikipedia can be a great source of information on a variety of topics and countries. Please be advised that the basis of Wikipedia is that anyone can change the information on the page. Because of this, Wikipedia is not the best information source, because the people posting are not necessarily experts in the field. The information is not guaranteed to be true. Wikipedia can be a beneficial starting point for your research, but should not be included in your position papers. When researching for your position papers, please be careful that the information you are using and quoting comes from a reputable source. If you want to go to Wikipedia, please click here.

 Newspaper Websites:

  Because the Internet is growing so quickly, some international newspapers can come and go within months. There are   many websites that have lists of other countries' newspapers. Try Google Searching for "list of world newspapers" for some example websites. IHSMUN and UNI are not responsible for the content of external websites.

  This is a list of websites for countries' newspapers that we have compiled in the past. Check them out for current information on your country.

  Separated by regions of the world. Most sites are printed in English, Google Chrome offers free translation automatically if used as your internet browser.


Africa News
Botswana Gazette
Addis Tribune (Ethiopia)
Daily Mail (South Africa)
Daily Nation (Kenya)
The Monitor (Uganda)
The Guardian (Nigeria)


Bogota Daily (Colombia)
The News (Mexico)
Tico Times (Costa Rica)
Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Granma (Cuba)


Dawn (Pakistan)
Korea Times (South Korea)
Japan Times
Times of India
Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
People's Daily (China)
Nhan Dan (Vietnam)


Budapest Times (Hungary)
Frankfurt Allgemeine (Germany)
Moscow Times (Russia)
Norway Post
Irish Independent
Lidovky (Czech)
The Times (England)

Middle East

Palestine Chronicle (Palestine)
Daily Star (Lebanon)
Jerusalem Post (Israel)
Tehran Times (Iran)
Arab News (Saudi Arabia)
Turkish Press
Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt)