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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Albania
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
European Union - Albania
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states. Albania is a potential candidate country.
- EUbusiness - Albania
Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
- EU Enlargement - Albania
Political and economic profile on EU enlargement candidate and potential candidate countries.
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 Albania
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Albania
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Albania
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Albania
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Albania
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OHCHR - Albania
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).
UNESCO Worldwide - Albania
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Albania
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Albania
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
UNdata Country Profile - Albania
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Albania
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Albania
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Albania
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.
- International Area Studies Europe CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe.
- 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 "Albania" as the search term.
- 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.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually 20-40 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Albania" as the search term.
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Albania.
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.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Albania" as the search term.
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.
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 - Albania
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
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 - Albania
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Albania.
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.
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
BSEC is a multilateral political and economic initiative aimed at fostering interaction and harmony among the Member States, as well as to ensure peace, stability and prosperity encouraging friendly relations in the Black Sea region. There are 12 member countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Council of Europe and Albania
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.
Delegation of the European Commission to Albania
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Albania in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Tirana, Albania
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Albania.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Albania
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Albania and the EBRD.
IMF - Albania
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Albania).
ReliefWeb - Albania
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.
SESRIC - Islamic State of Albania
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Albania from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Albania
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.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Albania
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in Albania
UN system in Albania.
USAID - Albania
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Albania
U.S.-Albanian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Albania
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank data, projects, and research in Albania.
World Trade Organization - Albania
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.
Western Balkans Programme to Fight HIV/AIDS - Albania
HIV/AIDS health education and training from Fondation PH: Partnerships in Health, a Swiss NGO.
WHO (World Health Organization)
WHO - Albania
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Albania from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
- WHO/Europe Country Information - Albania
Information, programs, and statistics about countries in Europe.
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
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." International Crisis Group - Albania
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Albania.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Albania).
- OSCE Presence in Albania
The OSCE Presence assists the Government of Albania in the fields of conflict settlement, democratization, human rights and the rule of law.
This initiative from the European Union is a comprehensive, long-term conflict prevention strategy for South Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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|albania and econom*||albania and econom*|
|albania and histor*||albania and histor*|
|albania and politic*||albania and politic*|
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