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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Burkina Faso
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Burkina Faso
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 Burkina Faso
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Burkina Faso
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
ITC - Burkina Faso
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Burkina Faso
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 - Burkina Faso
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Burkina Faso
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Burkina Faso
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Burkina Faso
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Burkina Faso
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 - Burkina Faso
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Burkina Faso
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Burkina Faso
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.
Assemblee National(in French only)
Constitution (in French only)
Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (in French only)
National Institute of Statistics and Demography
Ministère de la Defense (in French only)
Ministry of Defense
Ministère de la Justice
Ministry of Justice (in French only)
Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances (in French only)
Ministry of Finance and Budget
Ministère de l'Information
Ministry of Information (in French only)
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération Régionale (in French only)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation
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 "Burkina" or "Upper Volta" as the search terms.
- 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.
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) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Burkina" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Burkina Faso. Enter "Upper Volta" 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. Enter "Burkina" or "Upper Volta" as the search terms.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Burkina" or "Upper Volta" as the search terms.
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."
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 - Burkina Faso
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Burkina Faso.
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 Burkina Faso 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."
Delegation de l'Union Europeenne au Burkina Faso (in French only)
Delegation of the European Commission to Burkina Faso. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of Burkina Faso in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Burkina Faso in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Burkina Faso.
EU Relations with Burkina Faso
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Burkina Faso.
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 Burkina Faso), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Burkina Faso
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Burkina Faso
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.
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 Burkina Faso).
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
ReliefWeb - Burkina Faso
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 - Burkina Faso
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 Burkina Faso from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Burkina Faso (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 - Burkina Faso
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - West Africa
USAID Assistance in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Male, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).
U.S. Department of State - Burkina Faso
U.S.-Burkina Faso relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Burkina Faso
World Bank data, projects, and research in Burkina Faso.
World Food Programme - Burkina Faso
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Burkina Faso
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- WHO - Burkina Faso
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Burkina Faso from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Burkina Faso
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Burkina Faso
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 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."
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