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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Cape Verde
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Cape Verde
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 Cape Verde
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Cape Verde
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
ITC - Cape Verde
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Cape Verde
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 - Cape Verde
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Cape Verde
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Cape Verde
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Cape Verde
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Dakar
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Cape Verde
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 - Cape Verde
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Cape Verde
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Cape Verde
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.
Banco de Cabo Verde (in Portuguese only)
Central Bank of Cape Verde
Elenco Governamental (in Portuguese only)
Instituto Nacional de Estatística (in Portuguese only)
National Statistical Institute
Presidencia (in Portuguese only)
Primeiro Ministro (in Portuguese only)
Supremo Tribunal de Justiça (in Portuguese 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. Enter "Cape Verde" 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.
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 "Cape Verde" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Cape Verde.
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 - Africa
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 - Cape Verde
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Cape Verde.
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 Cape Verde 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 of the European Commission to Cape Verde (in Portuguese and French only)
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the United States in Praia, Cape Verde
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Praia.
EU Relations with Cape Verde
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Cape Verde.
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 Cape Verde), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Cape Verde
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Cape Verde
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.
ReliefWeb - Cape Verde
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.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Cape Verde from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Cape Verde
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations Cape Verde
UN system in Cape Verde.
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 - Cape Verde
U.S.-Cape Verdean relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Cape Verde
World Bank data, projects, and research in Cape Verde.
World Trade Organization - Cape Verde (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- WHO - Cape Verde
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Cape Verde from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Cape Verde
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Cape Verde
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.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|cape verde and econom*||cape verde and econom*|
|cape verde and histor*||cape verde and histor*|
|cape verde and politic*||cape verde and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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