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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Chad
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Chad
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 Chad
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Chad
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Library of Congress Country Study - Chad
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OHCHR - Chad
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 - Chad
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Chad
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Chad
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Chad
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Yaoundé
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Cameroon, Central African Republic and Chad in the Central and Western Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Chad
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 - Chad
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Chad
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Chad
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.
Consitution (in French only)
Institut National de la Statistique, des Etudes Economiques et Demographiques (in French only)
National Institute of Statistics and Economic and Demographic Studies
Ministres (in French only)
Government Ministers (including the Prime Minister)
- 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 "Chad" 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 "Chad" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Chad.
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 - Chad
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.
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 - Chad
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Chad.
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 Chad 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."
Délégation de l'Union Européenne au Tchad (in French only)
Delegation of the European Commission to Chad. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the United States in Ndjamena, Chad
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Chad.
EU Relations with Chad
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Chad.
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 Chad), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Chad
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
ITC - Chad
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Chad
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 Chad).
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 - Tchad (in French only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Chad. 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 - Chad
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 - Chad
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 Chad from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Chad
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 - Chad
U.S.-Chadian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Chad
World Bank data, projects, and research in Chad.
World Food Programme - Chad
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Chad
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 - Chad
Information and statistics on the status of public health from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
- Country Health System Profile - Chad
Trends in health policy, resources, and services.
- Malaria Country Profiles - Chad
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." International Crisis Group - Chad
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Chad.
United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)
September 2007-Present: "On 25 September 2007, the Security Council, by its resolution 1778, approved the establishment in Chad and the Central African Republic, in concert with the European Union, of a multidimensional presence intended to help create the security conditions conducive to a voluntary, secure and sustainable return of refugees and displaced persons. The Council decided that the multidimensional presence shall include a United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)."
United Nations Aouzou Strip Observer Group (UNASOG)
May 1994-June 1994: "UNASOG was established to verify the withdrawal of the Libyan administration and forces from the Aouzou Strip in accordance with the decision of the International Court of Justice. The Group accomplished its mandate after both sides - the Republic of Chad and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - declared withdrawal to be complete."
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|chad and econom*||chad and econom*|
|chad and histor*||chad and histor*|
|chad and politic*||chad and politic*|
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