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BBC News Profile - Angola
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Angola
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Angola
This page from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has information on economic and agricultural issues in Angola. It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Angola
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Angola
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Angola
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Angola
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Angola
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Angola
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 - Angola
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Angola
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Angola
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Angola
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Angola
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Angola
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.
Portal do Governo (in Portuguese only)
Government Portal

Ministerio das Financas (in Portuguese only)
Ministry of Finance

Ministerios (in Portuguese only)
Ministries Listing
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Angola" 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.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Angola" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
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 Angola.

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 - Angola
News and reports related to human rights in Angola.

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 - Angola
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Angola.

World dataBank
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.
African Development Bank Group - Angola
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Angola and the ADB.

African Union
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 Republic of Angola in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Angola in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Luanda, Angola
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Angola.

EU Relations with Angola
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Angola.

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 Angola), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Angola
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Angola
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.

OPEC - Angola
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 Angola and The United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Angola
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.

Southern African Development Community (SADC)
SADC is an intergovernmental organization. that promotes economic well-being, improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, and peace and security among the 14 southern African member states.

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Angola from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Angola
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 - Angola
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Angola
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Angola.

U.S. Department of State - Angola
U.S.-Angola relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Angola
World Bank data, projects, and research in Angola.

World Trade Organization - Angola
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Angola
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Angola
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Angola.

WHO (World Health Organization)
Angola: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United Nations Angola Verification Mission I (UNAVEM I)
December 1988 - May 1991: "UNAVEM I was established in December 1988 to verify the phased and total withdrawal of Cuban troops from the territory of Angola. The withdrawal was completed by 25 May 1991. On 6 June, the Secretary-General reported to the Security Council that UNAVEM I had carried out, fully and effectively, the mandate entrusted to it."

United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II)
May 1991 - February 1995: "UNAVEM II was established in May 1991 to verify the arrangements agreed by the Government of Angola and the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, for monitoring the ceasefire and the Angolan police during the ceasefire period, and to observe and verify elections, in accordance with the Peace Accords."

United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III)
February 1995 - June 1997: "Established to assist the Government of Angola and the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA) in restoring peace and achieving national reconciliation on the basis of the Peace Accords for Angola, signed on 31 May 1991, the Lusaka Protocol signed on 20 November 1994, and relevant Security Council resolutions."

United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA)
June 1997 - February 1999: "MONUA was established on 30 June 1997 to assist the Angolan parties in consolidating peace and national reconciliation, enhancing confidence-building and creating an environment conducive to long-term stability, democratic development and rehabilitation of the country."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Angola.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


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angola and econom* angola and econom*
angola and histor* angola and histor*
angola and politic* angola and politic*
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