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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Belarus
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Belarus
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 Belarus
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Belarus
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Belarus
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Belarus
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Belarus
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
NGOs in Belarus
Listing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the Civil Society International.
OHCHR - Belarus
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 - Belarus
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Belarus
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Belarus
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Belarus
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Moscow
Cluster Office to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, and Russian Federation.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Belarus
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.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Belarus
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Belarus
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.
Archives of Belarus
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus
Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus
Council of the Republic: National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
House of Representatives (in Belarusian only)
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Statistics and Analysis
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
National Centre of Legislative Activity under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Belarus
President of the Republic of Belarus
Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus (in Belarusian only)
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 "Belarus" as the search term.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
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 "Belarus" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Belarus. Enter "Byelorussia" as the search term.
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 "Belarus" as the search term.
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 - Belarus
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 - Belarus
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Belarus.
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 from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an international alliance of the former Soviet Republic countries.
- Interstate Statistical Committee of CIS - Belarus
Statistical indicators and geographical characteristics of each member state.
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United States of America
Diplomatic representation of Belarus in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Minsk, Belarus
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Belarus.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERDB) - Belarus
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Belarus and the ERDB.
EU's Relations with Belarus
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Belarus.
IMF - Republic of Belarus
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Belarus).
Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Belarus
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 Belarus from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Belarus
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 - Belarus
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in Belarus
UN system in Belarus.
USAID - Belarus
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Belarus
U.S.-Belarusian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
World Bank - Belarus
World Bank data, projects, and research in Belarus.
World Trade Organization - Belarus (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)
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
NTI - Belarus Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
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 Belarus).
- OSCE Office in Minsk
Country office in Belarus.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|belarus and econom*||belarus and econom*|
|belarus and histor*||belarus and histor*|
|belarus and politic*||belarus and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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