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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Burma/Myanmar from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

 

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Australian Government - Burma
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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

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

FAO and Myanmar
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 Myanmar
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

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

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

India Foreign Relations Brief - Myanmar
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

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

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

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

United Nations News Centre - News Focus: Myanmar
News, press releases, official statements and reports.

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Burma
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.
National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
Government in exile headquartered in Rockville, MD.

Ministries in Myanmar

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MRTV-3 Program
State-run international television service.

The Myanmar Times
State-run international newspaper.

New Light of Myanmar
State-run newspaper from the State Peace and Development Council.

Non-Governmental Oppositional News Sources Online Burma / Myanmar Library
Classified and annotated links to more than 20,000 full text documents on Burma / Myanmar.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Burma" 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 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 "Burma" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Burma.

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 "Burma" 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 - Burma
Country background, 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.

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

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.
Asian Development Bank - Myanmar
Projects, publications, and news about Burma / Myanmar and the ADB.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Myanmar
ASEAN promotes regional economic growth, social progress, cultural development, and peace and stability.

BIMSTEC - Myanmar
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 Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma/Myanmar
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Burma / Myanmar in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Rangoon, Burma
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Burma / Myanmar.

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

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

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

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

ReliefWeb - Myanmar
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 Myanmar from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

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

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

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

World Bank - Myanmar
World Bank data, projects, and research in Burma / Myanmar.

World Food Programme - Myanmar
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

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

WHO (World Health Organization)
International Crisis Group - Myanmar / Burma
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Burma / Myanmar.

Myanmar / Burma Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Burma / Myanmar.

 

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

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
burma and econom* burma and econom*
burma and histor* burma and histor*
burma and politic* burma and politic*
burma
(government publications only)
burma
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.