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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Colombia 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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BBC News Profile - Colombia
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Commercial Service - Colombia
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Colombia
Country analysis briefs on energy consumption and exports in Colombia.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Colombia
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.
Portal del Estado Colombiano (in Spanish only)
Government Portal

Biblioteca Nacional (in Spanish only)
National Library

Central Bank of Colombia

Congress/Congreso DANE (in Spanish only)
Statistics Department

Ministries Directory

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (in Spanish only)
Ministry of National Defense

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (in Spanish only)
Ministry of Foreign Relations

Presidencia (in Spanish only)
President

Vicepresidencia
Vice President (in Spanish only)
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Colombia" 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 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.
  • Conflict History
    Detailed histories of the conflicts covered by Crisis Group analysts.
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 "Colombia" as the search term.

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

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 "Colombia" 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 - Colombia
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.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American 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 - Colombia
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Colombia.

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.
Delegación de la Unión Europea para Colombia (in Spanish only)
Delegation of the European Commission to Colombia. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Colombia in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Bogota, Colombia
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Colombia.

EU's Relations with Colombia
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Colombia.

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

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

Inter-American Development Bank and Colombia
Strategy, projects,and news about Colombia and the IADB.

Permanent Mission of Colombia to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (in Spanish only)
United Nations Development Programme Colombia. 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 - Colombia
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 - Colombia
    "OCHA-Colombia 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."
UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Colombia from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Colombia
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

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

U.S. Department of State - Colombia
U.S.-Colombian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Bank - Colombia
World Bank data, projects, and research in Colombia.

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

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

WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WHO - Colombia
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Colombia from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • PAHO/WHO
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
  • Country Health Profile - Colombia
    Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Colombia Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.

Colombia: Security Assistance
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 - Colombia / Andes
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Colombia.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - Colombia
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Colombia.

 

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

 

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colombia and histor* colombia and histor*
colombia and politic* colombia and politic*
colombia
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