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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Burundi
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Burundi
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 Burundi
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Burundi
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
ITC - Burundi
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Burundi
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 - Burundi
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Burundi
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Burundi
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Burundi
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office in Bujumbura
National Office to Burundi in the Eastern Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Burundi
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 - Burundi
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Eastern Africa
Regional profile about doing business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Burundi
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Burundi
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.
Composition du Gouvernement (in French only)
Legislature President (in French only)
- 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.
- 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 long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Burundi" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Burundi.
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.
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 - Burundi
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.
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 - Burundi
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Burundi.
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 Burundi 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."
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Burundi
COMESA promote regional economic integration through trade and investment.
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Burundi in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Bujumbura, Burundi
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Burundi.
EU Relations with Burundi
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Burundi.
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 Burundi), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Burundi
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Burundi
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.
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (in French only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Burundi. 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.
ReliefWeb - Burundi
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.
- OCHA - Burundi
"OCHA-Burundi is responsible for monitoring relief needs and providing humanitarian support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) reporting directly to the Humanitarian Coordinator and through the Resident Coordinator to the Heads of UN-Agencies."
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Burundi from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Burundi
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - East Africa - Burundi
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Burundi.
- USAID - East Africa
USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S.-Burundian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Burundi
World Bank data, projects, and research in Burundi.
World Food Programme - Burundi
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Burundi
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 - Burundi
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Burundi from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Burundi
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Burundi
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." United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)
May 2004 - December 2006: "Having determined that the situation in Burundi continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council, by its resolution 1545 of 21 May 2004, decided to establish the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) in order to support and help to implement the efforts undertaken by Burundians to restore lasting peace and bring about national reconciliation, as provided under the Arusha Agreement. ONUB successfully completed its mandate on 31 December 2006. It was succeeded by the United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB), established by Security Council resolution 1719 of 25 October 2006."
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|burundi and econom*||burundi and econom*|
|burundi and histor*||burundi and histor*|
|burundi and politic*||burundi and politic*|
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