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last updated: 11/7/2012

Government and Civil Society Resources (Central Eurasian Studies)

Government and International Organizations | Other Governmental Resources | Civil Society Organizations (including human rights)


Regional/International Organizations
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (members include: all states in Islamic Central Asia and the Caucasus, plus Mongolia; ADB sponsors the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation [CAREC] Program))
  • Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC) (established 2005; cooperative organization for "combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors"; members include: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • Collective Security Treaty Organization (basic English website) (established 1992; members include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (Содружествo Независимых Государств) (Executive Committe website) (CIS established 1991; members include: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) (Совещание по взаимодействию и мерам доверия в Азии [СВМДА]) (established 1999; "forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia"; members include all Central Eurasian states except Turkmenistan)
  • Customs Union (Таможенный Cоюз) (established 2010; members include: Kazakhstan)
  • Eurasian Development Bank (Евразийский Банк Развития) (promotes economic growth, the expansion of trade and economic ties between members, and the development of integration in Eurasia; established 2006; members include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan)
  • Eurasian Economic Community (Евразийское Економическое Cообщество) (EAEC/EurAsEC established 2000; members include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
  • Eurasian Group (EAG) on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (members include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • Eurasian Union (Евразийский Союз) (EAU has been proposed for 2015; no official website yet; Wikipedia [English], Wikipedia [Russian])
  • European Union (EU relations with Central Asia; members include: Estonia, Finland, Hungary)
  • Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS) (regional organization for transboundary water cooperation in Central Asia; IFAS was founded in 1993 to direct the Aral Sea Basin Program [ASBP], currently in Phase 3; IFAS subsumed the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia [ICWC] and the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development [ICSD])
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) (members include: all Central Eurasian states)
  • INTERPOL (world’s largest international police organization; members include all Central Eurasian states)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (members include: Estonia, Hungary, Turkey)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (works with governments "to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world"; established 1961; members include all Central Eurasian states)
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) (established 1996 and renamed in 2001; members include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (regional development organization; established 1985; members include: Afghanistan [joined 2007])
  • United Nations (members include: all Central Eurasian states)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (regional development arm of the UN)
  • United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) (works to "strengthen subregional cooperation in Central Asia and its integration into the world economy"; established 1998; members include: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • World Bank (established 1944; provides financial and technical assistance to reduce poverty and support development; members include: all Central Eurasian states)
  • World Trade Organization (members include: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkey)

    United States of America - Embassies
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

  • President
  • Politics of Afghanistan (Wikipedia)

  • President
  • List of government organizations
  • Politics of Azerbaijan (Wikipedia)
  • Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası (New Azerbaijan Party is the ruling political party)

    Buriatia (Буряад Республика) (Republic in the Russian Federation)
  • Official government website

  • Official government website
  • Politics of Estonia (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Estonia (Wikipedia)

  • Official government website
  • Politics of Finland (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Finland (Wikipedia)
  • Membership in international organizations

  • Official government website
  • Politics of Hungary (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Hungary (Wikipedia)
  • Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Union (leading political party)

  • Official government website
  • President
  • Prime Minister
  • Parliament
  • Қазақстан Республикасы Статистика агенттігі (Statistical Agency of Kazakhstan)
  • Politics in Kazakhstan (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Kazakhstan (Wikipedia)
  • "Нұр Отан" Халықтық Демократиялық Партиясы (Nur Otan People's Democratic Party is the ruling political party)

  • Official government website
  • President
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Kyrgyz News Agency
  • Politics in Kyrgyzstan (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Kyrgyzstan (Wikipedia)
  • Кыргызстан Социал-Дeмoкратиялык Пaртиясы = Социал-Демократическая Партия Кыргызстана (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan is currently the leading political party)

  • Official government website
  • Parliament
  • Politics of Mongolia (Wikipedia)
  • Political parties in Mongolia (Wikipedia)
  • Монгол Ардын Нам (Mongolian People's Party is currently the leading party)
  • Membership in international organizations

  • President
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Khovar (national news agency)
  • Dushanbe government
  • Politics of Tajikistan (Wikipedia)
  • Ҳизби Халқӣ-Демократӣ Тоҷикистон = Народная Демократическая Партия Таджикистана (People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan is the ruling political party)

    Tibet / Xizang (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region official website
  • Tibetan Government-in-Exile

  • Official government website
  • Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (Türk İşbirliği ve Koordinasyon Ajansı Başkanlığı = TIKA)
  • Politics of Turkey (Wikipedia)
  • List of political parties in Turkey (Wikipedia)
  • Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party is the leading political party)

  • Official government website
  • Politics of Turkmenistan (Wikipedia)
  • Türkmenistanyň Demokratik Partiýasy (no website; Democratic Party of Turkmenistan is the only legal political party in the country)

  • Official government website
  • Presidential press service
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( is the Ministry's online news website)
  • Uzbekistan National News Agency (O'zbekiston Milliy Axborot Agentligi = O'zA)
  • O‘zbеkiston Xalq Dеmokratik Partiyasi (People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan is the ruling political party)

    Xinjiang (China)
  • Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region official website
  • Cultural Department of Xinjiang


    General Reference:
  • Country Resources: The Green Boxes (extensive political, statistical, and related governmental information organized by country; maintained by Wells Library)
  • Foreign Information by Country (extensive political, statistical, and related governmental information organized by country; similar to Wells' "Green Boxes" above; maintained by the University of Colorado Libraries)
  • Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII)
  • Central Asia Law Initiative: Codes and Constitutions of Central Asia and the Caucasus (legal texts of Central Eurasian countries; website developed by the School of Law at the University of Montana-Missoula, USA)
  • Guide to Law Online (annotated compendium of legal resources by country; maintained by the Law Library of the US Congress)
  • Database of International Labour Standards (ILOLEX) (compiled by the International Labour Organization)
  • National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) (conducts research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting US relations with Asia; website contains many general, online publications as well as information about Central Eurasia)
  • Jamestown Foundation (independent, US-based "provider of research and analysis [for policy makers and others] on conflict and instability in Eurasia")

    Central Eurasia:
  • Afghanistan Analyst (provides lists of resources for modern politics, development, human rights, and related issues)
  • Afghanistan Legal Documents Exchange Center (ALDEC) (funded by USAID and maintained by the Afghanistan Rule of Law Project [ARoLP])
  • Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) (publishes A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance [currently in the 10th edition, 2012])
  • Center for Economic Research (CER) (provides policy advice to the government of Uzbekistan and conducts research on development issues; established by the Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Program for Uzbekistan)
  • Center for Political Studies [Uzbekistan] (Uzbek government-sponsored organization for the development of Uzbek social and political studies)
  • "ERK" Democratic Party (opposition party in Uzbekistan)
  • Institute for Public Policy (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Institute for Global Economics and Politics (Kazakhstan)
  • Republican Party of Turkmenistan (Республиканская партия Туркменистана) (opposition party in Turkmenistan)
  • Research Guide to the Turkmenistan Legal System (by Oleg and Maria Stalbovsky, 2008)
  • Watan (Общественно-Политическое Движение «Ватан») (opposition party in Turkmenistan)

  • Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (international affairs think tank in USA; click on map or regional links below)
  • EU-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) (a collaborative project to monitor the implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia, launched in October 2008; a variety of publications are available as PDFs)
  • Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (see list of offices in Central Asia and the Caucasus at bottom of web page)
  • Stratfor [Strategic Forecasting, Inc.] (private but influential intelligence agency based in Texas; offers both subscription-based and publicly-available content; in February 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files obtained from Statfor, much of which was supplied to governments and relates to Central Eurasia)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
  • United Nations Development Group (UNDG) (provides development assistance to Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China (click on "Project Map" for lists of current projects in Xinjiang and Tibet), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • United Nations Information Office in Kazakhstan (UNO Kazakhstan)
  • United Nations Information Office in Uzbekistan (UNO Uzbekistan)
  • USAID-Asia (US federal government agency that promotes economic growth, agriculture, trade, global health, democracy, and conflict prevention, and provides humanitarian assistance)
  • World Bank (runs several programs in Central Eurasia; see list of countries for current projects)


    "What is a Non-Governmental Organization? (2002 paper by Professor Peter Willetts, City University, London)

    Search for CSOs:
  • Civil Society Database (Integrated Civil Society Organizations [iCSO] System) (database of civil society organizations in association with the UN)
  • Civil Society Index (Civicus) (requires registration)
  • Directory of Development Organizations
  • Worldwide NGO Directory (large--but not comprehensive--database maintained by the Worldwide Association of Non-Governmental Organizations [WANGO])

    Selected CSOs:
  • Birdamlik Movement (Бирдамлик) (Uzbekistan)
  • Central Eurasia Project (Open Society Foundations) (working "to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens")
  • Civic Action in Eurasia (Civil Society International) (includes lists of NGOs by region/country; WEBSITE IS NO LONGER UPDATED)
  • Eurasia Foundation (EF) (supported by the United States Agency for International Development [USAID] and other public and private donors; under its umbrella are several local organizations targeted at different regions, including the New Eurasia Foundation [FNE], the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia [EFCA], and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation [EPF])
  • EurasiaNet (provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental, and social developments; operated by the Central Eurasia Project)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (click on world map)
  • Voice of Freedom-Central Asia (Голос свободы Центральной Азии) (supported by Freedom House and funded by USAID)
  • Zorig Foundation (Зориг Сан) (Mongolia)

    Human Rights: International (General)
  • Amnesty International
  • Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH) = International Federation for Human Rights
  • Human Rights Watch
  • IRIN: Humanitarian News and Analysis (Integrated Regional Information Networks) (an independent, non-profit project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
  • Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT) = World Organisation Against Torture
  • United Nations Human Rights (technically, an inter-governmental organization rather than an NGO, but nevertheless included here)

    Human Rights: Central Asia
  • Andijan-Justice and Revival Organization (Андижон Адолат ва Тикланиш) (Uzbekistan)
  • Citizens Against Corruption (Граждане Против Коррупции) (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Ezgulik (Эзгулик) (the only officially registered human rights organization in Uzbekistan)
  • Freedom House: Programs for Central Asia
  • Gundogar (Гундогар) (website for democracy and human rights in Turkmenistan)
  • Human Rights in Central Asia (HRCA) (Права Человека в Центральной Азии) (in Russian)
  • Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (Ўзбекистон Инсон Ҳуқуқлари Жамияти)
  • Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights (Кыргызский Комитет по Правам Человека)
  • Muslim Uzbekistan: The Islamic Analytical Site
  • People's Movement of Uzbekistan (Ўзбекистон Халқ Ҳаракати)
  • Stop Dictator Karimov (Uzbekistan)
  • Tayanch Organization (Таянч Жамияти) (Uzbekistan)
  • Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) (Туркменская Инициатива по Правам Человека) (Chronicles of Turmenistan / Хроника Туркменистана)

    Human Rights: Tibet and Xinjiang (China)
  • International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) (Chinese-language website)
  • International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation (IUHRDF)
  • Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
  • Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) (part of the Uyghur American Association)
  • World Uyghur Congress (WUC) (promotes the right of the Uyghur people to use peaceful, nonviolent, and democratic means to determine the political future of East Turkestan)
  • last updated: 11/7/2012