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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Algeria
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Algeria
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 Algeria
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IEA - Algeria
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Algeria
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Algeria
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
Medea - Algeria
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
OHCHR - Algeria
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 - Algeria
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Algeria
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Algeria
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Rabat - Algeria
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Algeria, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Algeria
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Algeria
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Algeria
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Algeria
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Algeria
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Algeria
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.
The following website is no longer operational; the link will remain for the time being:
IAEA - Algeria
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Algerian Constitutional Council (In French, Arabic, and English)
Algeria's Highest Judicial Authority
List of Ministries and National Government Agencies of Algeria
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres (in French and Arabic only)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National People's Assembly
Official parliamentary web site
Portail du Premier Ministre (in French and Arabic only)
Presidence de la Republique (in French and Arabic only)
Official Presidential web site
- 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 "Algeria" 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 under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Algeria" 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 Algeria.
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.
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 - Algeria
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.
SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database 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).
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 - Algeria
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Algeria.
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 Algeria 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."
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
Projects, operations, resources, and technical assistance from the AFESD. Members of the AFESD are the 21 Arab countries that are members of the League of Arab states (including the Algerian Democratic and People's Republic).
Delegation of the European Commission to Algeria (no English content, in Arabic and French)
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of Algeria in Washington DC
Diplomatic representation of The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Algiers, Algeria
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Algeria.
EU's Relations with Algeria
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Algeria.
Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
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 Algeria), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Algeria
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 Algeria).
League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Algeria). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.
- Arab League documents from al-Bab
Arab League documents in English.
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
OPEC - Algeria
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization made up of 12 developing nations whose economies rely on oil exports.
Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations (under construction)
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Algeria
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 - People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
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 Algeria from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
Union of the Arab Maghreb
A pan-arab trade agreement between Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Algeria (in French only)
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 - Algeria
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
U.S. Department of State - Algeria
U.S.-Algerian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Algeria
World Bank data, projects, and research in Algeria.
World Food Programme - Algeria
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Algeria (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- WHO - Algeria
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Algeria from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Algeria
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Algeria
Malaria information page from WHO/AFRO.
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
International Crisis Group - Algeria
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Algeria.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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|algeria and econom*||algeria and econom*|
|algeria and histor*||algeria and histor*|
|algeria and politic*||algeria and politic*|
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