The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who is published in September each year. This unique single-volume reference work is an authoritative and esteemed source of information on
• All the countries of the world, including territories and federal states;
• All significant international and national organisations, from the United Nations to economic and trade organisations;
• Comprehensive biographical profiles of over 6,000 of the most important people in the world today.
The work is thoroughly revised annually by a dedicated editorial staff. In addition to valuable overviews of each country of the world and information on the top international organisations, more contact details, e-mail addresses and URLs are included with each new edition. Profiles of key people from around the world make this an essential product for hard-to-find biographies. The work is cross-referenced for ease of use.
To supplement its concise country profiles The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who contains detailed statistics tables published courtesy of the World Bank, enabling comparison of data from 210 countries quickly. In addition there are tables detailing country membership of international organisations, a Chronology of the Year and Calendar of Forthcoming Elections.
‘Market forces being what they are it is reasonable to suppose that when a reference work reaches a 53rd edition it has consolidated its position in the publishing world. This particular yearbook, for one, marches steadily on, its colours flying, its massive authority undiminished, its depth of detail impressive, and its scope as wide as ever. […] libraries should bite the bullet and place it on standing order’.
Alan Day, Emerald Reference Reviews, 2006