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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Bhutan
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Bhutan
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 Bhutan
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Bhutan
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
India Foreign Relations Brief - Bhutan
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.
ITC - Bhutan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Bhutan
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OHCHR - Bhutan
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 - Bhutan
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Bhutan
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Bhutan
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Bhutan
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication
- UNESCO Office New Delhi
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Bhutan
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 - Bhutan
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Bhutan
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bhutan
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 links to ministries, dzongkhags (districts), Royal Court of Justice, National Assembly of Bhutan, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, reports & statistics, publications, and an A-Z Agency Index.
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Ministry of Information and Communication
Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
Ministry of Works and Human Settlement
National Assembly of Bhutan
Links to the history, duties, functions, organization, and activities of the National Assembly.
Population and Housing Census of Bhutan
Royal Court of Justice
Links to the history, duties, functions, organization, and activities of the Judiciary of Bhutan.
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- 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 "Bhutan" 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 "Bhutan" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Bhutan.
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.
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.
Human Rights Watch - Bhutan
News and reports related to human rights.
Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.
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 - Bhutan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Bhutan.
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, publications, and news about Bhutan and the ADB.
BIMSTEC - Bhutan
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) promotes economic and technical development of its member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Delegation of the European Commission to India, Bhutan and Nepal
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
EU's Relations with Bhutan
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Bhutan.
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 Bhutan), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Bhutan
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
ReliefWeb - Bhutan
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.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promotes economic and social development in member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Bhutan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bhutan
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 - Bhutan
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations System in Bhutan
UN Country Team in Bhutan.
U.S. Department of State - Bhutan
U.S.-Bhutanese relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Bhutan
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 Bhutan.
World Food Programme - Bhutan
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Bhutan (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
Country situation analysis and news in Bhutan from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
WHO - Bhutan
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Bhutan from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR).
- WHO-SEAR - Bhutan
Bhutan health information and program site.
- Country Health System Profile - Bhutan
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
Indian institute studying security issues relating to South Asia.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|bhutan and econom*||bhutan and econom*|
|bhutan and histor*||bhutan and histor*|
|bhutan and politic*||bhutan and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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