Background Notes - Official profiles of countries of the world. Great for school reports.
Governments on the WWW - Information on foreign governments, parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, and city councils from 200 countries.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - Major statistics from the United States government and links to statistics for many countries around the world. What report couldn't use a few statistics!
United Nations - This main site has links to all UN agencies around the world.