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

Bosnian Institute, London
Provides education and information on the history and culture of BiH.

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

European Union - Bosnia and Herzegovina
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate country. FAO and Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

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

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

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

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

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

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country profile about doing business in BiH by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Bosnia," "Herzegovina," or "Yugoslavia" as the search terms. 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.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
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 "Bosnia," "Herzegovina," and "Yugoslavia" as the search terms.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Bosnia-Herzegovina and the former Yugoslavia.

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 "Bosnia," "Herzegovina," or "Yugoslavia" as the search terms.

EUR-Lex
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.

Eurostat
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 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
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
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 - Bosnia-Hercegovina
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Bosnia-Hercegovina .

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.

WHO/Europe Databases
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.
Council of Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina
"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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of BiH in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in BiH.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about BiH and the EBRD.

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

IMF - Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 BiH).

Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.

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

United Kingdom and the Western Balkans (includes Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Information on news, Western Balkans and the EU, and the UK Global Conflict Prevention Pool from the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Bosnia and Herzegovina
U.S.-BiH relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes. World Bank - Bosnia and Herzegovina
World Bank data, projects, and research in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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

Western Balkans Programme to Fight HIV/AIDS - Bosnia and Herzegovina
HIV/AIDS health education and training from Fondation PH: Partnerships in Health, a Swiss NGO.

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

BosniaLINK
The official Department of Defense information system about U.S. military activities in Operation JOINT FORGE, the NATO peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

Dayton Peace Accords
"Text of documents related to the Dayton Peace Agreement which was initialed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio on November 21, 1995 and signed in Paris on December 14, 1995." From the U.S. Department of State

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 Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations
ICTY, established by UN Security Council resolution 827, passed as a response to the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991.

International Crisis Group - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in BiH.

NATO Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Archive of information relating to the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Jan. 1996 - Dec. 2005)."

Office of the High Representative (OHR)
"OHR is an ad hoc international institution responsible for overseeing implementation of civilian aspects of the accord ending the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina." 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 BiH). Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
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).

United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH)
December 1995-December 2002: "UNMIBH exercised a wide range of functions related to the law enforcement activities and police reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Mission also coordinated other UN activities in the country relating to humanitarian relief and refugees, demining, human rights, elections and rehabilitation of infrastructure and economic reconstruction."

United Nations Protection Force Former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR)
February 1992-March 1995: "Initially established in Croatia to ensure demilitarization of designated areas. The mandate was later extended to Bosnia and Herzegovina to support the delivery of humanitarian relief, monitor "no fly zones" and "safe areas". The mandate was later extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for preventive monitoring in border areas."

U.S. Department of Defense
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Bosnia and Herzegovina (note that the spelling "Hercegovina" must be used when doing a Subject search for this country; try either spelling when doing a Keyword search).

 

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