The government sector: resources related to the "business" of governing, sites of and about world and interregional governing bodies, and links to "government" categories elsewhere in the Open Directory.

Do not submit

  • State/provincial or local/municipal government or legislative representative sites; these should be sent to the appropriate Regional category.
  • Political campaigns, candidates, or organizations; these should be submitted in the appropriate subcategory of Regional, Society/Politics or one of their related categories.
  • Sites in languages other than English; all such sites are placed in an appropriate category in the World/ hierarchy. A list of Government categories in other languages, is displayed in this category.

To find your city''s Government category

  1. Select your country in Regional/Countries, e.g. /Regional/North_America/United_States/.
  2. Select your state, e.g. /Regional/North_America/United_States/California.
  3. Within the Localities subcategory, select the city, e.g. Regional/North_America/United_States/California/Localities/W/Walnut_Creek.
You may also use the directory''s search engine to find the category.
There is typically a government entity responsible for regulating use of its airspace, and safety standards therein.

Submit the sites of official aviation authorities.

The following will not be listed: airlines; travel agents; hotels; airports.

Includes @-links to the country's "Government" categories in Regional.

If a country is not included in this category yet, you may find it through the Regional/-section of the directory.

For the Government categories in languages other than English, please check the categories listed at Society/Government/ under "This category in other languages".

Office of the Registrar of Companies, maintaining the registry of companies of a given country, state, or region. Registration with the office is the usual method of forming an incorporated company.
Services providing registration in one or several jurisdictions should be submitted to Business/Business_Services/Consulting/Business_Formation.

Business Directories are listed in Business/Resources/Directories.

Please submit sites about conferences or events aimed at governments, or at least at a wide range of them. Conferences or events aimed at specialist parts of governments should be submitted to the Conferences_and_Events subcategory of the appropriate subcategory of Society/Government.
Contains the sites of ministries and departments of defense.
The Regional categories to which Society/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates @links contain the websites of embassies, High Commissions, consulates, permanent missions and their de facto equivalents.

This category lists only sites pertaining to embassies on a global basis. Sites for embassies or consulates of a particular country or in a particular country should be submitted to the country of origin and also to the country of location.

For example, the United States embassy in London should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/Abroad and also to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/Foreign

Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.

Please submit only the sites of central banks.

Sites about central banking should be submitted to

Sites of non-central-bank financial institutions should be submitted to an appropriate sub-category of

Contains foreign ministries and departments of state and their ilk.
This category is about organizations formed by governments (at all levels: national, state, provincial, municipal), government officials, legislators, and parliamentarians to work together in pursuit of common goals or to advance their skills/abilities in the "business" of government.
This category contains guides and directories to government sites.
This category contains guides and directories to government sites in general. Those that provide a guide to a specific government should be placed in a subcategory of the appropriate subcategory of Society/Government.
Multilateral governance is the process of establishing and regulating norms among sovereign states. The institutions of multilateral government represent the backbone of international cooperation, providing fora where world leaders may discuss current issues, where international law may be developed, and/or where states may coordinate joint operations.
English-language only.
DO NOT SUBMIT your State Legislature's website HERE Submit it to the category in Regional of your state with a detailed description.