Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Republic of the Congo
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Congo
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Congo
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
Human Rights Watch - Congo (Brazzaville)
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
IAEA - Republic of the Congo
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Congo
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Congo
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Congo
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Congo
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Congo
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Congo
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Congo
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office in Brazzaville
National Office representing UNESCO to Congo in the Central and Western Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO Office Libreville
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe in the Central and Western Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Congo
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Congo-Brazzaville
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for Congo-Brazzaville.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Republic of the Congo
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
National Center of Statistics and Economic Studies
Constitution (in French only)
Ministère des Finances, du Budget et du Portefeuille Public (in French only)
Ministry of Finance, Budget, and Public Investment
President (in French only)
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Congo" or "Brazzaville" as the search terms.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation. Term used is "Republic of Congo."
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Congo-Brazzaville.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Enter "Congo" or "Brazzaville" as the search terms.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Congo" or "Brazzaville" as the search terms.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Africa
News and Reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Congo (Brazzaville)
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Congo.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Projects, strategy papers, and information about the Congo and the ADB.
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."
Embassy of the United States in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in the Congo.
EU Relations with Congo (Brazzaville)
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with the Congo.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including the Congo), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Republic of the Congo
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Republic of Congo
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Congo to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
Programme des Nations Unies pour le Developpement - Congo (in French only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Republic of the Congo. UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
ReliefWeb - Congo
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select "Congo, Republic of the" from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Congo
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - East Africa - Congo
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in the Congo.
- USAID - East Africa
USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S.-Congolese relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Republic of the Congo
World Bank data, projects, and research in the Congo.
World Food Programme - Congo
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Congo
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
WHO - Congo
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Congo from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Congo
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Congo
Malaria information page from WHO/AFRO.
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Republic of the Congo: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)
July 1960-June 1964: "ONUC was established in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces, to assist the Government in maintaining law and order and to provide technical assistance. The function of ONUC was subsequently modified to include maintaining the territorial integrity and political independence of the Congo, preventing the occurrence of civil war and securing the removal of all foreign military, paramilitary and advisory personnel not under the United Nations Command, and all mercenaries."
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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|congo (brazzaville) and histor*||congo (brazzaville) and histor*|
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